The highly venomous king cobra builds a nest for her eggs, and even stays with the hatchlings for a while after they have hatched. Conclusion: Most of the world's snake species (about 70%) reproduce by laying eggs. But vipers, rattlesnakes, boas, and most of the sea snakes give birth to live young.
Keeping this in consideration, why do snakes have leathery eggs?
Eggs laid by snakes generally have leathery shells which often adhere to one another. Depending on the species, turtles and tortoises lay hard or soft eggs. Several species lay eggs which are nearly indistinguishable from bird eggs.
Do snakes incubate their eggs?
Only 70 percent of the world's snakes lay eggs. The rest give birth to live young. Oviparous—or egg-laying—snakes tend to live in warmer climates, which helps incubate their eggs. Viviparous—or live-birthing—snakes tend to live in cooler regions, where the ground is too cold for the eggs to develop on their own.
Why is the snakes egg stuck together?
Sticking Together. Sometimes snake eggs will stick together after they have been laid. Do not separate such eggs, but monitor them especially closely at hatching, as the young snake may break through (pip) into the attached egg. Check the eggs daily, several times daily when close to hatching.
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