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Old 12-10-17, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New BRB.

So I just picked up my first BRB yesterday.. Not sure if its a male or female yet. Still very small and my friend who breeds ball pythons was not able to pop it and sex it. So we will have to wait for them to get bigger to sex and name them. For the size it doesn't seem to nippy with me..
Hoping to get a 2nd one in the near future to set up a breeding pair.
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Re: New BRB.

I added BRBs to my collection about a year ago, and they have become my favorite snakes. Stunningly beautiful, great eaters, and calm demeanor (for the most part). They require a bit more care and attention than some species, but well worth the extra effort.
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Congrats on the new addition. I've always loved BRBs but the husbandry needs kinda kept me away. They're absolutely gorgeous snakes though. You should share pics when you can.
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Congrats on the new addition. I've always loved BRBs but the husbandry needs kinda kept me away. They're absolutely gorgeous snakes though. You should share pics when you can.
What part of the husbandry keeps you away.. They require a bit lower temps but higher humidity.


I just picked mine up Saturday.. I got it out the day I got it and then yesterday for a few minutes.. My friend told me to leave them alone for about a week to make sure they are going to eat. Says it is a very small snake. Its only 4-6 weeks old if that.
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What part of the husbandry keeps you away.. They require a bit lower temps but higher humidity.


I just picked mine up Saturday.. I got it out the day I got it and then yesterday for a few minutes.. My friend told me to leave them alone for about a week to make sure they are going to eat. Says it is a very small snake. Its only 4-6 weeks old if that.

The higher humidity requirements was the biggest hurdle for me and I've heard they're not forgiving of husbandry errors. I'm sure it's nothing I couldn't handle but I didn't take the plunge.
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I figure the tiger humid can just keep kept up with either daily misting or even putting in a hide box that has sphagnum moss in it to help with the humidity.. Ive read that just keeping cypress mulch in would help with humidity as well. Keep the under neither damp and the top part more dry I guess?
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I figure the tiger humid can just keep kept up with either daily misting or even putting in a hide box that has sphagnum moss in it to help with the humidity.. Ive read that just keeping cypress mulch in would help with humidity as well. Keep the under neither damp and the top part more dry I guess?
For a baby Brazilian Rainbow boa you're going to need humidity levels of 88-100%, consistently through the entire enclosure. This does not mean it should be wet all the time, high dampness can cause fungal issues. Use cypress mulch or coconut fiber but stay away from aspen, this will reduce your chances.
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