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Some of the snakes will lay eggs while others will give birth to a live baby snake. There are also other snakes that will develop an egg in their womb but will deliver a young snake. With regards to the manner that they reproduce, the snakes are divided into three categories; viviparous, oviparous, and the ovoviviparous. Let us discuss the difference between them to have a better understanding on the reproduction of the snakes.
How Snakes Reproduce
The way they will reproduce will vary depending on the species of snakes. As we mentioned above, there are three ways on how the snakes will reproduce.
Viviparous- Snakes do not produce eggs. They will nourish their babies through their yolk sac and their placenta. This is something that is rare among the species of reptiles. The green anaconda is one of the snakes that will deliver a live young. There will be no eggs included in the development of their baby.
Oviparous- Around 70% of the snakes are considered oviparous. This means that they will lay their eggs. The eggs will need to be kept warm and incubated until they hatch, and the babies will emerge out of the egg shells. Snakes that are part of the Colubridae family are considered oviparous. It will include cobras, king snakes, rat snakes, mambas, grass snakes, etc.
Ovoviviparous- Obviously, this is a combination of the two types of snakes. These snakes will develop an egg in their womb but will deliver a live young. The eggs will be retained inside the mother’s womb. Usually, the eggs will hatch inside that will make it appear like they are giving birth to a baby snake. Rattlesnakes are known to be ovoviviparous.
Snakes that Give Birth
As aforementioned, snakes that are viviparous and ovoviviparous will deliver a baby snake. Rattle snakes and vipers will be included under this category. Snakes that are part of the Boidae family such as the boa constrictors are also part of this crew. When the snakes give birth, they will need to survive on their own. They will not receive any protection or rearing from their parents. After their birth, they will be required to hunt their own food. Therefore, most rattlesnakes and vipers will be armed with a deadly venom upon birth.
Snakes that Lay Eggs
Colubridae and Elapidae are members of the snakes that lay eggs. Usually, the mother snake will abandon her eggs after laying them. This will keep the eggs safe since the presence of the snakes can attract the attention of the predator. However, there are also types of snakes that will incubate their eggs by coiling their body around the eggs. King cobra will be building nest for her babies and will even keep them protected after they hatch.
Most of the snakes that you will encounter are considered oviparous. Nonetheless, there are also species that will give birth. Oviparous is a term which literally means egg-laying while the viviparous translates to live birth.