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What Species of Boa?

Discussion in 'Boas *General*' started by 4pointreptiles, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. 4pointreptiles

    4pointreptiles New Member

    This guy right here is a 2012 baby. I believe he will be turning a year old in August. He is currently eating xsmall rats not quite true smalls but bigger than weaned.
    I can't remember what kind of boa I bought this guy as. When he is getting ready to shed he turns very reddish pink. After shedding he has slight pink along his sides.
    If anybody has any idea what species of boa he is, like Peruvian Long Tail or Square Tail Boa, etc. please share.

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  2. TJOHNSON722

    TJOHNSON722 Elite Member

    Columbian boa I believe.
     
  3. uncertainsky

    uncertainsky Elite Member

    Yeah, looks like a Columbian red tail boa
     
  4. 4pointreptiles

    4pointreptiles New Member

    Okay. Thank you guys. That is what I thought but I was threw off by his tail, it starts off as square like. I am glad this site is here for this. lol
     
  5. TJOHNSON722

    TJOHNSON722 Elite Member

    Technically a Columbian and a red tail are two different boas. Unless a Columbian boa is bred with a red tail boa, the species are completely different. And unless you can prove the genetics, its a Columbian.
     
  6. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    very true about red tails. True red tails are bigger and will keep their tales a much brighter red as adults, "normal" boas will get darker as they age. Very tricky those boas, however I would venture to say a normal boa too.
     

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