I currently have 2.3 (2 males and 3 females) Eastern Indigos, or in better terms, Drymarchon couperi. So I was hopeful to produce unrelated clutches this year using 2 males. But one of the males just barely reached adulthood right before the breeding season started, and when paired with a female showed no interest in breeding.
I continued the season with just one male and successfully paired him to all 3 females at least twice. When I went to pair him last night for a 3rd round with my oldest female he was deep in shed so I decided to give the younger male a go at her since I had noticed him cruising his cage all week, a sign he is looking to breed.
Well apparently he was ready and he has been locked up with the female for a solid 22 hours at the time of this writing. This is exciting and a bit frustrating since now I won’t know who sired the clutch. I would love to be able to say they are unrelated to my other 2 clutches, but I can’t do that. Hopefully next year I can though!
This species truly is the best pet snake on the planet.