Discussion in 'Boas *General*' started by missabrat, Jan 17, 2010.
Picked up this most handsome guy at the reptile expo yesterday in Reading PA
Congrats on the new addition. Cant wait to see more pics
Congratulations. He looks awesome.
Haven't done much handling with him, he has eaten, but couldn't get him to take f/t we will be working on it! Here is a couple more pics of him and his first meal with me...still working on a name...any suggestions?
here are a few more that I found floating around on my camera
Great looking boas, their heads always strike me as somewhat strange.
He is a really neat little guy, I had him out for a few minutes this evening before feeding him, he acts like a ball python, just rolls right up into a ball LOL here are feeding pics from just a few minutes ago... am still stuck on a name for him
Great pictures! you would be suprised how may snakes use the ball up like ball pythons, I've even seen it in young ATB's. It's odd to think they grow up to be so nippy, after seeing them hide in a ball.
Excellent photos as usual missabrat, I haven`t heard of this snake before, (viper boa), is it because of the patternation? A very pretty animal....
Thank you Stefan
Candoia aspera The Viper Boa is so named because it often bears a striking resemblance to the Death Adder. Oddly, this species can vary in appearance from one individual to the next, which may account for its other common names, which include; Pacific Ground Boa, Papuan Ground Viper, New Guinea Boa, and Pacific Boa.
The Viper Boa is a member of the genus Candoia. This genus is comprised of at least three different species, and perhaps as many as eight. Most of the members of the genus Candoia are collectively referred to as Pacific Boas. The Viper Boa is unique because it is the smallest and the fattest member of this genus.
Thanks for the info, I`ve worked with the common boa constrictors, but never with the ones you mention, the pattern on the dorsal surface is a little like the adder. Your collection grows and grows, (lucky lady)!
The collection has stopped growing, for now LOL until I find someone else I "just cannot live without" or "but, he NEEDS me" LOL I might have to start looking for a new house, or kick one or both of the kids out to make more room for enclosures hehehe
I always liked these guys and you don't see enough of them in the trade. Great pick up!
I didn't know about these guys until one came into the rescue where I volunteer,then the research began, there were actually 4 of them at the show, 2 didn't look healthy at all, one was extremely thin and ones head was deformed. When I mentioned it to my friend he said there was one at another table, when I saw him I had to have him.
I personally have yet to come across and handle a viper boa. How is her temperament? What does a viper Boa usually run a person? Awesome pictures by the way!!!
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