Hairless Rats Explained

Hairless Rats Explained

Written by : Posted on March 30, 2014 : No Comments

Sometimes breeding feeders for your reptiles can become a hobby in itself.

Patchwork Hairless

1Patchwork rats are born from two rex parents. As they grow, their hair will consistently fall out, only to grow back in a new spot and fall out all over again. This doesnt cause them any pain and happens fairly often. They still come in a variety of colors and patterns. These are the rats i tend to work with most. You’ll notice at this time the rat is completely hairless aside from a small patch on its face. With less fur they need to maintain a higher body temperature which quickens their metabolism. They will eat and drink more than furred rats, and should be given some extra protein in their diets. It is advised not to expose them to direct sunlight as they can burn quicker then their furred counterparts and that extra care if taken to help prevent scratches.

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Merging TheDragonSpot.com

Written by : Posted on January 9, 2014 : No Comments

The Dragon Spot has officially been taken down as of today. It will be redirecting here with in the next day or so.

While we have cut back drastically on our bearded dragon collection we still have a wide selection of ball pythons, western hog nose, sand boas, skinks, Axolotl’s, and more. I had planned on leaving it up but we do so much here and we were getting spread a little thin on our various sites and decided to centralize all of the best information from all of our sites here, as well as some new features. Your Q&A section will still be included, eventually, aswell as other additions. If you notice any problems at all don’t hesitate to send it in using our contact form.

We hope you enjoy the changes over the next few weeks as I get time, and welcome any feedback or suggestions.

New Years Eve Clutch

Written by : Posted on January 1, 2014 : No Comments

Yet another Holiday clutch! New Years Eve and our final ball python clutch of the year.

We produced our first Silver Streak Bee Ball Python, and a nice one at that! The Silver Streak Bee is a 4 gene ball python ( Super Pastel x black pastel x spider) Ive got to say this is one of my favorite combos produced this year. Im sure you’ll be seeing more of this little guy come next breeding season. Here he is fresh out of the egg, I’ll update pics as he ages.

 

 

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Clutch Results

  • 0.2 Pastels
  • 1.0 Killer Bee
  • 1.0 Silverstreak Bee

Basic Ball Python Genetics Explained

Written by : Posted on November 28, 2013 : No Comments

Basic Ball Python Genetics Explained

Introduction to basic ball python genetics:
Understanding the genetics behind ball python morphs can be difficult, but can be addictive. There are so many different genes and combinations in play, so many directs to take, and still much more to learn. This guide is meant to explain some of the basics of simple ball python genetics. We will look at one set of traits at a time. There are 3 main traits (Dominant, Co-Dominant, or Recessive).

 

Dominant:
This is the easiest trait to understand. Dominant genes are visual morphs, meaning you actually see the characteristics of that morph. One of my favorite dominant morphs is the calico ball python. When a dominant morph is bred to a normal, each egg has a chance of being:

  • 50% chance of being calico
  • 50% chance of being normal

 

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