Breeding of Psammophylax rhombeatus


In 2011 I aquired two captive bred hatchlings of Psammophylax rhombeatus, bred by CornÚlius de Haan, in France. Both were very reluctant to feed and were forcefed until the summer of 2012. One started to feed in the summer, the other in late autumn.
In 2013 I received again two hatchlings of the same descent. One of them started to feed by itself in the summer of 2014, the second only early in December 2014. Same pattern as in the first two.

From the moment they started to feed by themselves, they fed very well and grew enormously.

The older snakes were after some months almost indistinguishable,  in coloration as well as in size.

March 24, 2014 Mating behaviour in the early morning, at 18░C
March 2015 Mating behaviour