Breeding Venomous Snakes

We breed some venomous snakes at our facility in limited numbers, primarily when there is a demand for them in research and education. Due to the recent increase in the popularity of a cruel and inhumane practice known as venomoiding, we are no longer breeding snakes unless the offspring will have a good permanent home with ethical and responsible keepers who will not mutilate them.

This mother copperhead displayed maternal behavior. She opened the birth sacs of her offspring and stimulated them to begin breathing by repeatedly rubbing her face against them. She persisted in this behavior even when all of the offspring were out of their sacs and breathing, until the birth sacs themselves were removed from the enclosure.

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