Snakes lay eggs after a female mates with a male; she then deposits two to 16 eggs in a group called a clutch. Some species of snakes lay up to as many 50 or more eggs at a time.Know More
Mother snakes incubate their eggs by burying them in loose sand or soil, or by wrapping their bodies around the eggs and "shivering" in order to generate heat. Most species of snakes leave the eggs to hatch, and the baby snakes do not receive any parental care.
Exceptions to this are found in some species of pythons and in the king cobra snake. With these snakes, the mother stays with her eggs to protect them from predators.Learn more about Snakes
Rattlesnakes do not lay eggs and instead give birth to live young. They are ovoviviparous, meaning that the eggs of the rattlesnake hatch internally before being birthed. A pregnant rattlesnake may have between four and 25 eggs.Full Answer >
Some examples of oviparous snakes, or snakes that lay eggs, are king snakes, pine snakes, milk snakes and pythons. Oviparous snakes are typically found in warm climates where the higher temperatures assist in the incubation period. Viviparous snakes, or snakes that give birth to live young instead of laying eggs, usually live in colder climates and higher elevations.Full Answer >
Unlike most other snakes, the garter snake doesn't lay eggs. It gives birth to live young. Over 50 can be born at one time, measuring in length from 5 to 9 inches.Full Answer >
A female parakeet can lay eggs without the presence of a male. These eggs are not fertilized and will not result in a chick.Full Answer >