Mocha, my plains hognose, laid two clutches for me last year, one with 7 healthy eggs and I think 4 slugs, and then she completely slugged out her second clutch.
I started pairing her again in late December, and caught multiple copulations between her and Mango:
I’ve been feeding her 1 adult mouse each Wednesday and Saturday, so she’d have enough of what she needs to produce healthy eggs.
She for sure has gained a ton of girth in her back end, just like she did last year. She’s also in shed now, so I think she’s going through a prelay shed!
Her perfect coil — reminds me of how gravid ball pythons coil when they’re about to lay!
Moved her to a bigger tub, so she has plenty of space. I added a humid laybox with spagnum moss, but I’m wondering if it might be too small for her. She laid in the same type of container last year, but has grown a bit bigger since then as well.
Either way, really excited for more hoggie babies!