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Old 12-28-13, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Female Central American Boa Size?

The breeders website says 6-8ft, some websites say 4-6ft.

How big do Female CA Boas get on average? She's not a morph but she's het t+. I read that makes a difference, too.
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Old 12-28-13, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on so many factors. For example tarahumara mountain boas will get on average to about 3 feet long. Hog island boas can get 4-6 feet long. Central American boa is a vague term so depending on what locales were mixed you will get different sized boas..
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Re: Female Central American Boa Size?

She looks like a very dark BCI but was labeled as CA alongside motleys, sunglows, ect.

This isn't my snake, but she looks like this, broad head, dark color but mine has more of a salmon tint -


I'm a little concerned he's labeling that snake as an Argentine.... Those are HUGE snakes.... His snake is also the same morph as mine.... het t+....
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I'm starting to have a mild anxiety attack.. She will be here Tuesday, January 7th and I can take photos for you guys.... She has a short, broad head like this -
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She looks like a very dark BCI but was labeled as CA alongside motleys, sunglows, ect.
Don't know much about the localities of ca boas but ca boas are bci's.
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This might help Locality & Color Morph Boa constrictors & selectively Bred Ball Pythons Color & Pattern Morphs, Cutting Edge Herpetological Inc. Central American Boas
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She didn't look like any of the snakes on that page, Drumcrush.
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I'm going to make a thread regarding IDing her. I feel a clearer title will help and I'll post her local back here for size ideas.
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Without lineage information you will never know, we can only make guesses but even that will take us so far.

Let's wait till you get her so you can take pictures of her. That may or may not help.
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I have a baby photo of her but it isn't recent by 5 months. Would that help?
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Why not. Although as said before, without real lineage information no one can ever know.
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Most of the ca localities stay quite small.
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Re: Female Central American Boa Size?

Well, I'm a bit upset now. I emailed the breeder and asked just for laughs (because they haven't responded to ANY emails about canceling the order, I didn't expect a response to this and this is what she said - she is a baby from the central americans I got from Pete Kahl. He said nicks. The mom is a het and about 8' the dad was a T+ and about 5'.

So she's a Nicaraguan?
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Well, I'm a bit upset now. I emailed the breeder and asked just for laughs (because they haven't responded to ANY emails about canceling the order, I didn't expect a response to this and this is what she said - she is a baby from the central americans I got from Pete Kahl. He said nicks. The mom is a het and about 8' the dad was a T+ and about 5'.

So she's a Nicaraguan?
Probably part nicaraguan. Nicaraguan has heavy influence in most central american crosses anyways(and a lot of the morphs you see too). But the mom being 8 feet sounds a bit fishy. Could have colombian or non bci blood in her.

So I'd just label your snake a "central american boa" and not take it any further.

One of the reasons why we need to be more careful when it comes to breeding. Some people just put any two snakes together because of aesthetics or money, disregarding the importance of preserving purity.
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Re: Female Central American Boa Size?

So I'm looking at a general 6-8ft? If so, I feel much better. I was looking for about that size, probably closer to 8 but I wanted a sizeable boa. (This was what I was deciding for when I was going to purchase a female in March when everything was set up.)

I'm curious why 8' is fishy? Do Kahl strains not get that large? Or is it the fact that she said they are nics? I apologize for all of the questions, I just want to understand what to look for next time I get a snake (on my own accord).
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