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      Anyone who has downloaded the care guide should immediately donate at least 20 dollars to this site. No bookstore exists that carries anything resembling the ultimate "Boa Bible" that this thing is. Just my two cents and a big thank you to Clay English for writing it!
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      Quote Originally Posted by darkmachine View Post
      Anyone who has downloaded the care guide should immediately donate at least 20 dollars to this site.
      I can't speak for the author, @ClayEnglish , but I think it would be just as OK if people read it, buy a paid membership and, most importantly, pass on what they learn to others!
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      Which is essentially what I did. It has helped so much in the care of my boas and it's hard to put a price on that. I mainly wanted to express my gratitude for such a wonderful source of info and to the redtailboa community for being so patient with us noobs!

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      Absolutely amazing guide, I wish pet stores would have this available. I can not stand going to pet stores and having them tell any one, much less myself, all the wrong info just to gain some cash. Which I have actually excused an associate of Petco before and gave someone the correct info on an iguana. If people are going to be working with animals then then need to at least be educated on what they are selling. Again, amazing guide and I am so glad this well educated forum is here! Love you RTB!

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      I downloaded you Ultimate Boa care manual a while ago and I just want to ask if you would allow me to translate it in French and give it away for download. In France there are not many care manual for boas in French and that would be a great help for many beginners and guys with little experience. Of course I would not take credit of it and would mention that you kindly authorized me to translate it for the benefit of our forum users.

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      Quote Originally Posted by steph928 View Post
      I downloaded you Ultimate Boa care manual a while ago and I just want to ask if you would allow me to translate it in French and give it away for download. In France there are not many care manual for boas in French and that would be a great help for many beginners and guys with little experience. Of course I would not take credit of it and would mention that you kindly authorized me to translate it for the benefit of our forum users.

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      Thank you vey much for an incredible care sheet. It is the best I have ever read.
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      Thanks, finally a thorough guide!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nightrainfalls View Post
      It is the best I have ever read.
      @Nightrainfalls I agree totally! I have been keeping boas for a while now and I still refer to it!
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      I just got back into owning Red Tails and this was by far the best guide I have seen. Excellent information and easy to read and understand.

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      Is there an updated version of the breeding section of the care guide? Someone is quoting Jeff's 2008 version https://superiormorphs.wordpress.com...eeding-basics/ on a Facebook forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoaC...85122135614716 saying Jeff recommends breeding females at 2 years regardless of size. I know even Boaphile would disagree with this person's recommendation, but I don't have a current care guide recommendations to point him in the right direction.
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      Quote Originally Posted by walla2GSP View Post
      Is there an updated version of the breeding section of the care guide? Someone is quoting Jeff's 2008 version https://superiormorphs.wordpress.com...eeding-basics/ on a Facebook forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoaC...85122135614716 saying Jeff recommends breeding females at 2 years regardless of size. I know even Boaphile would disagree with this person's recommendation, but I don't have a current care guide recommendations to point him in the right direction.
      Yikes, I'm with you, that doesn't sound right to me either.
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      Quote Originally Posted by walla2GSP View Post
      Is there an updated version of the breeding section of the care guide?
      Unfortunately, no there isn't. El Jeffe seems to have abandoned us.
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      What about this ??

      I was reading through a wildlife book today in the library , obviously skipped through to the section on snakes

      Anyways it said that one of the favourite meals of Boa Constrictors was BATS !!!!

      That's the first time I'd heard anything about Boas eating bats !





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      We herpetoculturists sure don't feed them bats in captivity, but I suspect there's some truth to them eating bats, at least in some areas. I know someone who used to live in Belize, in a house that, let's

      just say, was no where near the 'sealed-up' sort of house that most of us live in here. The open rafters in their house was home to a native boa, & though they weren't into snakes at all, they managed to

      co-exist with it. I suspect that such a boa might catch as many bats as roof-rats, wouldn't you think? Also, some other snakes prey on bats too: I've long been a fan of Trans Pecos rat snakes, & while they

      happily consume small rodents, their life in the wild includes lizards when they are young & some bats when fully grown. Like the boas described in your source, they hang out near the mouth of caves.

      Yet we call them "rat snakes", perhaps because "rat-bat snakes" sounds a bit silly? What year was that book published? and who is the author? Some libraries may still have some old out-dated sources

      around too. I've personally read some very ridiculous things in old books about snakes, so that's another possibility, but I think they may be generalizing what some of the smaller & more arboreal boas do.

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      Hopefully this will be helpful ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Noelle7206 View Post
      We herpetoculturists sure don't feed them bats in captivity, but I suspect there's some truth to them eating bats, at least in some areas. I know someone who used to live in Belize, in a house that, let's

      just say, was no where near the 'sealed-up' sort of house that most of us live in here. The open rafters in their house was home to a native boa, & though they weren't into snakes at all, they managed to

      co-exist with it. I suspect that such a boa might catch as many bats as roof-rats, wouldn't you think? Also, some other snakes prey on bats too: I've long been a fan of Trans Pecos rat snakes, & while they

      happily consume small rodents, their life in the wild includes lizards when they are young & some bats when fully grown. Like the boas described in your source, they hang out near the mouth of caves.

      Yet we call them "rat snakes", perhaps because "rat-bat snakes" sounds a bit silly? What year was that book published? and who is the author? Some libraries may still have some old out-dated sources

      around too. I've personally read some very ridiculous things in old books about snakes, so that's another possibility, but I think they may be generalizing what some of the smaller & more arboreal boas do.
      Oddly enough I'm hoping to be getting a young Blonde Phase Trans Peco at the weekend if all goes to plan


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      Hopefully this will be helpful ?
      Looks like 2006, and pretty sure the author is British (spelling of "favourite"). I suspect they are generalists when it comes to writing about wildlife & that snakes aren't their main area of expertise, but I still think
      some boas do snag bats in the wild. Just not sure that applies to your basic RTB?

      Hope you love your Trans Pecos as much as I love mine...they're strange (spooky-mellow) snakes. I've kept them for many years (also bred them a while back). Very docile...hope you won't be "bored" hahahaha!

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      Boas often camp at exits to caves and catch the daily commuters. Bats and birds on occasion. I have read this before as well.
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      Wild BRB caught on video eating a vampire bat:
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