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special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:12 pm
by Farli
In dogs it's whelping, in cats it's queening, in horses it's foaling, in egg laying reptiles it's clutching, what is it when our blueys give birth?

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:57 pm
by KellyandLindsey
I think this is what its called: Ovoviviparous— Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body without obtaining nourishment from it.

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:58 pm
by KellyandLindsey

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:07 pm
by Farli
I know they are ovovivparous, but is there a term for the act of giving birth in blue tongue skinks?

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:12 pm
by xxmonitorlizardxx
Dropping.

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:22 pm
by Fatal_S
Popping. Dropping. Giving birth.

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:36 pm
by El Lobo
Parturition.

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:05 pm
by Richard.C
yep what el lobo said is the special term

parturition

popping,dropping,bursting,spitting a few out are laymens terms for the above word :thumbs:

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:37 pm
by KellyandLindsey
:doh: :doh: :doh: :blush: sorry my bad

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:57 pm
by iLoveMyLizard
Are blue tongue skinks Ovoviviparous? I thought they were Viviparous. :noknow:

Re: special term for BTS giving birth?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:53 pm
by Spindown
parturition is not just a bluey word though...its just the technical term for giving birth. There probably is not a specific word for blueys...you could pioneer one! :P
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/parturition