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Old 11-28-16, 05:47 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

She's deffinetly getting girthy now,can't wait for my sunglow to be that chunky like her
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She's deffinetly getting girthy now,can't wait for my sunglow to be that chunky like her
It will definitely depend. She's always had more girth than my males have had, but Tirel is female and doesn't have her girth (yet at least). There's plenty of slender girls, so you'll just have to see how she turns out as she gets decent size. I'd say by 5'-6' you'll be able to accurately gauge if she'll put on decent girth. Girth is only good if it's all muscle, so never "bulk up" your females, even if you plan on breeding. They should come to a good weight naturally on their terms. Muscle foundation and age play the biggest factors in female boa fertility. A lean female can have a perfectly healthy, decent/average sized litter, but an overweight one will slug out or have otherwise small litters (too young of a female does this too), give birth prematurely, or even die while gravid.

Nymeria got this girth being fed small meals 14 days for most of her life, and being fed monthly since October, so it really does not take much food whatsoever to keep a boa at a healthy weight. Even a baby.
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Don't worry my little girl only gets fed fortnightly as I would rather slow grow her she's 1 in February and still on small mice but for the size of her that's adequate for now,I feel like they put so much more growth on between 1st and 2nd yr like my motley did
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Don't worry my little girl only gets fed fortnightly as I would rather slow grow her she's 1 in February and still on small mice but for the size of her that's adequate for now,I feel like they put so much more growth on between 1st and 2nd yr like my motley did
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Thats what I'm going to do with her sister as well. We can have a joint birthday party in Feb lol
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Don't worry my little girl only gets fed fortnightly as I would rather slow grow her she's 1 in February and still on small mice but for the size of her that's adequate for now,I feel like they put so much more growth on between 1st and 2nd yr like my motley did
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Cloud definitely grew the most during his second year, but I was overfeeding him. Went from 2'7" at 1 year to 5'2" at 2 years, he was being fed rat fuzzies/pups every 5 days during first year, year and a half. I was raising my rats so basically I'd give them to him as soon as they got a full coat of fur or once they opened their eyes as he got bigger, etc.

Tirel might get a few inches over 4' by 2 years, but I don't think Nymeria will even reach 4' by her second year. They'll both be 1.5 in December. Both of my girls have been growing quite steadily throughout the entire time I've had them. Crona is still young but so far his growth is close to Nymeria's, only slightly behind. He'll be 10 months in a few days, and he's 27" last I measured him, still eating mouse hoppers, I bumped Nymeria to small adult mice at 10 months and then she was on weaned rats before she reached 1.5 years.
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Nymeria still refuses to shed, I think she's going to pull another 6 month period of no shedding. I still need to pull her out and see if she's grown any, I just keep hoping she's getting ready to shed so I've been leaving her alone. :/

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She is absolutely gorgeous
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Wow ! She's beautiful!
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Thanks everyone, I measured her again a week or two ago and she came in at 3'1" so she has grown finally. Not much, but not bad considering she didn't even grow that much eating a jumbo mouse every 2 weeks for several months, and then a couple feedings on weaned rats spaced out by a month and she grew some.

She'll be getting her next meal spaced out by a month again and then after that her usual 2 week schedule will begin again before I put her on a 3 week schedule when she turns 2 in June.
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I weighed her this morning when I fed her, and she came in at 422 grams. This was her last monthly feeding, so her next rat will be in 2 weeks.

I borrowed my mom's Nikon to try to get better flash photos, and it definitely picked up a lot less red making more of the colors true to life.



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I think Sunglows are my favorite boas. Your girl is gorgeous BSG.
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Beautiful! Did she shed yet?
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Beautiful! Did she shed yet?
Nope. :/ The common theme here seems to be 4" = a new shed cycle. She's only grown one inch. If I had known she wasn't going to grow on jumbo mice I would have went ahead and put her on weaned rats. lol Good news is she immediately went back to growing in length on weaned rats, even with only 2 or 3 meals in her. Now that she's going back to eating every 2 weeks maybe I'll see even more growth.

She's still chunky as ever, as you can see (part of that chunk is from a recent meal but still).
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Very strange... longest any of my boas gone without a shed is 2 months or so.
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Very strange... longest any of my boas gone without a shed is 2 months or so.
Yeah it is strange, been almost 8 months now. Unless I forgot to record a shed cycle or something...she has grown 7"-8" and closing in on 200 grams since the last recorded shed cycle I have...

She put on a lot of weight on the jumbos so I expected her to have grown in length, but nope. Not even a quarter inch in like 4 months, then I switched her to weaned rats and bam an entire inch almost overnight.
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