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Old 01-07-19, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Brand new

Welcome! And, I agree with Andy on the feeding.

One other note is to be sure you're using the correct terminology for your snake. Do you have an actual "red tailed boa" (Boa constrictor constrictor, BCC) or do you have a Boa constrictor imperator (BCI)? The BCI's are far more common in the pet world. They're smaller and come from a lot of different localities. There are a lot more color and pattern morphs bred in the BCI's. They're mistakenly called "red tailed boas" by many in the pet trade.

The BCC's get larger, as I said, and usually have a truly red tail that remains into adulthood. These snakes usually come from countries farther south, like Suriname.
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