The final three hatched today. Looks like the best were saved for last…
Whoa… VERY nice.
I’m certainly keeping the last two. The trouble with gray-bandedes is that they can be very picky eaters right out of the egg. Most often they will only eat very small lizards, which is not something you can buy in bulk at the pet store. As such, most breeders resort to force feeding them mice, which is very stressful and traumatic to the snake. As a result, many die. I’m planning on feeding mine lizards if they refuse mice (or lizard scented mice), however. I can get small ones, it just won’t be easy. And after they gain enough weight, they should switch over to mice (maybe in a year or so). To be sure, some will eat mice right off the bat.