14 Jun NEW ARRIVALS COMING SOON
New Arrivals Coming Soon
Tasmanian devil breeding season is upon us!
Tasmanian devils become sexually mature at two years, generally mating between March and April. Once mated, the male devil refuses to let the female eat for the remainder of the mating period, which can last up to two weeks! So, it is important that our devils remain incredibly healthy prior to mating season.
A female Tasmanian devil will initially give birth to up to 40 young. These young are smaller than a jelly bean and must make their way to the mother’s pouch, using only their sense of touch, in order to attach to the teat. The mother only has four teats and therefore can only raise up to four joeys at one time. Despite being able to raise 4 joeys, more often than not, only 2 – 3 will survive.