Some snakes reproduce by laying eggs while other species give birth to live young. How snakes reproduce depends on the species and also the location. In cooler regions of the world, snakes reproduce only in spring and summer, while in warm regions they may reproduce all year long.Know More
Like other reptiles, male and female snakes do not have visible external genitalia but they do have different internal sex organs. The male's two testicles are found inside the body. The male snake possesses two copulatory organs, called hemipenes that may be visible as dual bulges at the base of the tail. Unlike humans and mammals, the heimipenes are not connected to the urinary tract and serve only for reproductive purposes.
While the male displays aggressive behavior during courtship by fighting with other males, it is the female who chooses her mate. During sex, one or both of the hemipenes may be inserted into the female"s cloaca or sex organ. After mating, the pair then separate permanently. The semen may actually be stored in the female's body for up to 6 years to fertilize subsequent batches of young.
Egg-laying snakes include all pythons, king snakes, rat snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes. All boas, vipers and garter snakes are born live.Learn More
Snakes can have live births, or they can lay eggs in order to have babies. Snake can reproduce every one to three years, and they can have up to 150 snake babies at a time.Full Answer >
Female chameleons are inseminated from the male by means of a hemipenis, which is an organ containing two tubular structures. The male circles the female, grabs her neck in his mouth, mounts her back and inserts his penis into her cloacal opening. The entire process last about 13 minutes.Full Answer >
During parakeet reproduction, the male stands on the back of the female, tucks his tail beneath hers, and rubs their cloaca together to stimulate ejaculation. This process fertilizes the eggs that the female lays.Full Answer >
Zebras reproduce sexually: The male zebra, which is called a stallion, mounts a female zebra, which is called a mare, and deposits sperm in the mare's vagina via the stallion's penis. If the mating is successful, the mare births a single foal 12 to 13 months later.Full Answer >