Thread: Hello!!!
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Old 09-27-18, 02:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep-2018
Location: Southern California
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Re: Hello!!!

Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of snake keeping!!!

If a BCI is the snake you want, go for it. Don't let others persuade you to go for a "beginner" snake. If you've put in your due diligence and can provide a proper enclosure and equipment for a BCI pick the snake YOU want. It'll be your snake for the next 20+ years, so no sense getting one you don't want.
Depending on locality and sex of the animal you choose you may be looking at a good size animal though. Be prepared for a powerful snake which requires a big enclosure and some decent sized meals.

Good luck, ask all the questions you need to.
I've saved for a few months. I bought a bunch of stuff from Reptile Basics. Is it true that Boas are OK with big enclosures as babies, unlike BPs? I picked up a 4x2 cage and a VE300 and a couple of other things. I'm waiting for my accurite humidity gauge from amazon to come in so I can keep track of my humidity.

I'm looking at a Central American Boa from LLLReptile as I hear they're a little bit smaller? Theres also a hypo colombian bci I was looking at. This all depends if they have males in stock.

I set the VE300 at 93F, night drop of 5F on a 12hr cycle set to pulse. I have a temp gun and have been keeping mental notes of the last few days of my temps. Hot spot is fluctuating from 89-92F, cool side is 79-80F.

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