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Simple and High Yield Snake Breeding Techniques

Elephant Ribs are one of the southern snakes that are being consumed strongly in the market. In fact, there have been many successful households in this model of raising animals for meat. Although only simple breeding in trays, in pans only. Here, we will guide you through ‘everything’ techniques for raising snakes and elephants Please.

  1. Choose varieties

Elephant snakes are usually found in the breeding season around March of the lunar calendar, you should choose new ones, small breeds of only about 50 children/kg are fine. In addition, if you have the conditions, you can find seeds in the wild at the beginning of the rainy season, then breeding will be even easier.

Elephant snakes should choose a breed of about 50 for every 1kg with a relatively uniform size
Elephant snakes should choose a breed of about 50 for every 1kg with a relatively uniform size
  1. Techniques for raising snakes and elephants

After being caught, baby snakes need to be cared for according to their own regime with a density of only about 30-40 snakes/m2. After they are hardy, you can raise them in ponds, ditches, chutes, jars, or build cement tanks… depending on the conditions at home, as long as the breeding place is located near a clean water source so you can change the water properly. easily.

  • Raised in cowhide

The density of rearing is about 10 small children/quap, until the snakes are big, you can flatten them out and maintain the level of 7 fish/kip.

  • Raised in cement tanks, khap, lu

The culture wall is about 0.7 – 0.8 m high. You put in there a little mud, soil with a thickness of 0.1 – 0.2 m, then drop the water hyacinth to 1/2 tank to make a place for snakes to live, then pour into a high layer of water. about 0.2 – 0.3 m and then release the snakes into farming.

Ponds should be 1.3 – 1.5 m deep, 50 m2 wide or more and have a layer of mud at the bottom 10 – 20 cm thick to be effective. Before implementing how to raise snakes in the pond, you put some water hyacinth, water hyacinth, cilantro, morning glory (note that the stocking area should not exceed 4/5 of the pond surface area). At the same time, you need to seal the burrows, use a net to surround the snakes so that the snakes cannot crawl out and absolutely do not leave much of the ground left because the snakes will enter the cave, refusing to come out to eat.

Elephant snakes can be raised in an earthen pond model
Elephant snakes can be raised in an earthen pond model

In addition to the above traditional way of raising snakes, currently, many households choose a commercial snake farming model by buying 600-800 gr/head and fattening them for about 1-3 months until they are ready to grow. Each one with a weight of over 1 kg will be sold. The profit of commercial snake farming is usually 2-3 times higher than the traditional farming method, while also saving effort and time.

  1. Food selection

Food for elephant snakes is live animals such as frogs, frogs, tadpoles, baby eels, fish without scales/small scales and insects… When feeding every day, you just need to drop in a small amount. feed 3 – 5% of the weight of the snake, avoid giving too much leading to excess and water rot. According to calculations by experts, for every 3-4 kg of food, the snake will gain 1kg in weight.

To prepare food for snakes, you can catch these animals in the wild, or raise food sources right at home ponds, both taking advantage of leftover food and reducing water pollution. , just create a local food source for snakes.

Elephant snakes love to eat fresh animals such as fish, frogs, frogs, tadpoles...
Elephant snakes love to eat fresh animals such as fish, frogs, frogs, tadpoles…
  1. How to take care of an elephant snake

To take good care of elephant snakes, you need to pay attention to some of the following issues:

  • Change the water regularly (about every 1-2 weeks) to ensure a clean water source for snakes to grow.
  • When you see a snake shedding its skin and its face is cloudy, there is no need to worry because it is a normal phenomenon during its growth.
  • Incubate dried banana leaves in the rearing place for snakes to live after eating. Then they will fight less and grow faster.
  • When snakes are sick or injured, you need to bring them out to feed and take care of them until they are well.
  • When encountering snakes anorexia, you need to change the type of food to change the taste for them. At the same time, adding drugs to stimulate appetite and growth such as vitamin C or B complex …
  1. Prevention and treatment of snake diseases

During the process of raising snakes, you will encounter some common diseases in snakes such as sores and sores in the mouth, bloating, loss of appetite due to intestinal diseases or oral thrush… Then you need a way. Appropriate treatment for the snake to quickly recover. As follows:

  • When snakes are scratched, mouth sores are attacked by bacteria, you mix Streptomycine with distilled water and apply it to their wounds. At the same time, also conduct treatment of contaminated water with salt.
  • When snakes are bloated, refuse to eat due to intestinal disease, you puree Sulfa Guanidin and then let it dry and feed them.
  • When snakes have oral thrush, the best way is to use Mycostatine according to its instructions for use.
If the snake is sick, it should be kept in a separate cage for treatment
If the snake is sick, it should be kept in a separate cage for treatment
  1. Snake Harvest

According to the traditional farming method, you can harvest snakes after about 6 months to 1 year. 6 months old elephant snakes need to have a weight of 500g / head or more to be called a pass. During the harvest, you should leave the female snake to breed and continue to grow in the next crop.

Hopefully with the amount of information that we share about the technique of raising snakes and elephants. Farmers will be more confident when starting to build their own model of raising snakes and elephants. Wish you success and big profits.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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