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View Poll Results: which snake to choose
Irian Jaya Carpet Python 4 25.00%
Hogg Island Boa 6 37.50%
Brazilian Rainbow Boa 5 31.25%
Other 1 6.25%
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Old 07-03-03, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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which snake? (poll)

I am thinking about getting a new snake, and wanted everyone's opinions. I would like to know, out of these, which everyone thinks would be the hardiest, easiet to feed (on f/t), and the tamest:

Irian Jaya Carpet Python
Hogg Island Boa
Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Thanks, everyone!

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Hog Island all the way.
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All are great choices, however I would have to vote for a BRB. These snakes are as close as you can get to having a guaranteed "tame" animal. Much more active while being handled, their temperaments are nowhere near as variable as Hogs or Carpets, and they are super easy to feed as well. Babies can often be started out on f/t, whereas most species need at least one or more live meals under their belt. They may nip as babies but they calm down super fast with regular handling and stay that way, even if you do not continue to handle them regularily. So long as their temps are kept low (75-85) and their humidity high (80%+), these snakes make wonderful, hardy captives
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Mars (my Hog) loves to be handled, eats anything like a champ, and is very tame. She is very inquisitive and active- so she likes to be out and about, or lays around on the sticks in her tank on display. Quite a beautiful site.
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I'm a bit biased but insert IJ where linds wrote BRB.
Just not as much humidity.

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IJ for sure!
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I would go either Jcp or IJ Both are very hardy and great eaters. They are natually nippy though as baby but will become tame as adults if handled regularly Humidity is very easy to maintain and they can tollerate high temputure extremes better then Rainbow boa's
But really there all great snakes and you should go and look at them before you decide
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