New colours-receptive?

chameleonneeds

Avid Member
Hey all,

My younger female panther had some new start showing yesterday and today and I was wondering what they mean.

She was a slow grower and even looked quite small for her age when I bought her (3 months old) though she seems to be growing quite a lot now.

Today she weighs about 34grams.

I have 2 pics of her with the new colours, will try post some others of her when she had the other colours.

Sorry for the bad quality.
From the pics would you say she is of breedable size?

 

laurie

Retired Moderator
I look at a couple of factors to determine if a female is ready to bred. How old is she? For me nothing under 12 - 14 months ever gets breed. Is she in really good health, if not she doesn't breed. Is she willing to breed with the male you have to offer? If not, no breeding. If you have all 3 of those then i would say you are good to go. But to me she does sound small at 34 grams.
 

jandie

New Member
I look at a couple of factors to determine if a female is ready to bred. How old is she? For me nothing under 12 - 14 months ever gets breed. Is she in really good health, if not she doesn't breed. Is she willing to breed with the male you have to offer? If not, no breeding. If you have all 3 of those then i would say you are good to go. But to me she does sound small at 34 grams.
i'd agree based on the weight and mainly because of recent discussions with our herp vet with a girl that we thought had eggs and her size and i'm pretty sure she's at 38-40.... one good thing he showed me during the visit were the x-rays and showing the size of the bone structure and although her calcium was good and bones strong, he recommended additional growth for the size of the pelvic area prior to breeding, so, just based on the discussion about our girl....i would recommend trying to get her a bit bigger. don't wanna lose her for the eggs unnecessarily... :)
 

chameleonneeds

Avid Member
Thanks for your replies. I put her next to my other female yesterday that is 15 months old and they are basicly the same size except the older female weighs more. The female in the picture above is close to 12 months old.
I think she will gain more weight in the next month or 2 so I will hopefuly get to breed her before winter.
Her colours have chaged and I am just thinking if she will start producing eggs, then I would rather have them fertile than infertile...

She is also the female to be used in a serious new breeding project for panthers in south africa so need all to be well with her.
 
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