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Can You Tell Me About My Boa? First Pet.

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Dope666, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Dope666

    Dope666 New Member

    Honestly just wanna know what you think and how big it will get. I got it from a "breeder" who said it was male 66% poss het kahl albino x 50% het anery and he said it was a hypo...what does all this even mean? Could i keep it at the 4 1/2-5' range
     

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  2. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    No, you can not keep it that small. The snake is a boa constrictor, not a ball python. You are looking at a snake that can reach around 12 feet but it will likey be between the 7-10 foot range. Read our care sheet. If that snake is going to be too big for you, buy a ball python and rehome the boa.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    and the rest of the stuff refers to the genetic color variations in its heritage
     
  4. Dope666

    Dope666 New Member

    So even only feeds it once every two weeks its going to grow up to a big guy?
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    It's a boa. It is genetically programmed to be a large animal. Underfeeding may stunt it little but will result in an unhealthy and constantly hungry snake.
    Translate that to aggressive and prone to bite
     
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  6. Dope666

    Dope666 New Member

    Do you have a link to a care sheet...im really scared im not treating him right. He has a tank with aspen bedding and two hides when he hides he hides under the bedding never uses hides unless hes laying on top of them..im new to this and wanna know exactly how he should be treated to be my best friend until he passes. Also the few times i take him out he trys to reach for my face and mirrors my every move is that a bad sign? He also squeezes my hand and im not sure if thats just how it feels when he moves does he hate me already?
     
  7. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The snake does not hate you
    They lack the brain capacity for human type emotions. That said it's good idea to keep it away from your face. The closeness of your eyes and the feel of your breath could trigger the boa to think you are about to eat it.........resulting in defensive reaction....a bite. You have to tot learn to try to think like the snake
     
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