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My BRB Panda

Discussion in 'Rainbow Boas' started by KDReptiles, May 7, 2009.

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  1. KDReptiles

    KDReptiles Active Member

    These are pretty crappy pics, but here is Panda, my BRB! She is 55" long and about a year and a half old, possibly older. She was a rescue from a pet store - the manager didn't like snakes and so she gave her to me for half off. She was in a bone dry 10 gallon tank and the manager was too scared to feed her.

  2. shwknight

    shwknight Elite Member

    BEAUTIFUL snake :)
    Thanks for sharing pics
  3. Beardie

    Beardie Elite Member

    Are they rainbow in some spots, or do you see some rainbow colors when the light hits it the right way? By the way, beautiful snake!
  4. KDReptiles

    KDReptiles Active Member


    Beardie, their scales work like prisms, they aren't rainbow colored unless light hits them. The rainbow sheen usually does not come up from direct light, it usually has to be from an angle. So you can tell where my camera flash hit her stright on in the pics, it is not rainbowey.
    Did I just make any sense? LOL...
  5. reptile_kid

    reptile_kid Elite Member

    Beautiful snake.I have a colombian rainbow boa,and she's about three.
  6. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    She's beautiful!
  7. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Awesome. I trust that picture is after some time in your care? or is she new (because she looks too healthy to have been neglected much)

    55 inches? Isn't that on the larger end of a BRB?

    I can't wait till mine gets that big!
  8. Piano Man

    Piano Man Elite Member

    Wow! she is beautiful.
  9. KDReptiles

    KDReptiles Active Member

    Thank you all for the compliments.

    Reptile_kid I am jealous! I want a colombian sooo bad!
    Dragoness, She has been in my care since March 2008. She is not on the larger end, she still has lots of growing to do. Females can get 6 feet, and it's definately not unheard of to have a 7 footer female. 55 inches is only about 4.5ft.
  10. wildheart

    wildheart Elite Member

    She is very beautiful indeed. I am trying to imagine them in their natural habitat. How on earth do they hide from prey with those colors?
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Sounds to me like the "manager" needs to find a new line of work!
  12. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Absolutely beautiful.
  13. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    She looks to be doing well in your care.

    I have read numerous sources on the adult sizes of BRB's and none of them agree, hence my confusion.
  14. Beardie

    Beardie Elite Member

    Yeah, I understood what you meant! :) (That's funny how whenever someone types my name, the computer thinks it's a short cut for beardie!)
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