Behaviour: It is a highly poisonous snake. They strike when get irritated. Russell's viper is mainly nocturnal. The young are reported to be cannibalistic.
Reproduction: Sexual maturity may reach in three years of age. The breeding takes place throughout the year. They are viviparous i.e. live-bearing snakes. The young may be born in a caul. Sometimes, the unfertilized eggs are also voided along with the young. About thirty to forty young are born between May and November. The gestation period is reported more than six months. However, the peak period of birth is reported in June and July.
Life span: The life span is reported to be 10-15 years in captivity.