King Cobras make nests. Generally snakes show little or no parental care, but a pair of King Cobras will cooperate to find a suitable nesting spot. Nests are built usually in the month of April. Despite having no limbs, the female constructs her nest of dead leaves by scooping them up with her body. Females then lay approximately 20-50 eggs, two months after mating, with an incubation period ranging from 60 to 80 days. The female will then remain on the nest until just before the eggs hatch, at which point instinct will cause the mother to leave the young so as to prevent her from eating them! The male king cobra is similarly unique in that he stays to guard the nesting area, until the young hatch, patrolling a large area around the nest for threats. Such complex nesting and rearing behavior is unique among snakes. No other snake shows any parental care.