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      Quote Originally Posted by bcr_229 View Post
      Wild BRB caught on video eating a vampire bat:
      https://phys.org/news/2016-10-descri...a-preying.html
      Yeah, I can picture a BRB going after bats, for sure.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walter3rd View Post
      Boas often camp at exits to caves and catch the daily commuters. Bats and birds on occasion. I have read this before as well.
      I could actually see how the odd one or two maybe more could be opportunist bat eaters at cave entrances just surprised to see bats being named as a favourite meal of Boas .....

      Then again another book a few months ago was adamant that snakes were ALL egg layers ...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
      I could actually see how the odd one or two maybe more could be opportunist bat eaters at cave entrances just surprised to see bats being named as a favourite meal of Boas .....

      Then again another book a few months ago was adamant that snakes were ALL egg layers ...
      There's plenty of prejudice in libraries: I've noticed that books on snakes aren't exactly the first thing they keep up to date on...and I've started donating some of mine to our local library to help.

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      I've seen footage of pythons doing this in Australia, so it isn't really a stretch to think that boas would eat winged night rats too. I posted on here many years ago now, a video of a large boa eating a howler monkey. I imagine the diet of a wild boa constrictor is fore more diverse that we generally give them credit for.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pandorasdad View Post
      I've seen footage of pythons doing this in Australia, so it isn't really a stretch to think that boas would eat winged night rats too. I posted on here many years ago now, a video of a large boa eating a howler monkey. I imagine the diet of a wild boa constrictor is fore more diverse that we generally give them credit for.
      Whilst I agree that they probably eat all manner of things I'm just surprised they harped on about it and suggested it was a favourite meal then just added at the end that they have a penchant for rats tbh
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      Just wondering if anyone has had any issue with adult Boas and Viv glass breaking or anything ..

      I have a male adult Boa , at nearly 7' long , very docile but very strong . I have a new wooden Viv bought from a local guy who makes them to order . I've added some extra lengths of wood to the back , also put four brackets on the four back corners just to add some strength at the rear and wondering if I should strengthen the front glass and front supports that house the glass ...??


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      Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
      Just wondering if anyone has had any issue with adult Boas and Viv glass breaking or anything ..

      I have a male adult Boa , at nearly 7' long , very docile but very strong . I have a new wooden Viv bought from a local guy who makes them to order . I've added some extra lengths of wood to the back , also put four brackets on the four back corners just to add some strength at the rear and wondering if I should strengthen the front glass and front supports that house the glass ...?? .....
      I hope & assume you're talking only about tempered glass? How thick is the glass? My "docile but very strong" 7.5' BCI did just fine in a huge aquarium...I suggest that
      you're ok IF your glass is comparable to the glass used in a similarly-sized aquarium...as water is VERY heavy & such tanks are made to take the weight without breaking.

      Without seeing your new cage, I cannot say if you need those extra supports or not though.

     

     

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