I am new to this page, and have a question for those of you in the know.
I have a Red Tail boa, she is around 7 years old and about 6 or 7 feet. I have been reading a numerous amount of posts on the breeding of these snakes, and none of them answer my question.
How can I tell if she is gravid, I havent witnessed any ovulation periods as I have been traveling a lot of the past 6 months and I have had someone else monitoring them for me, but they just give them water and their meals. My honest feeling is that she could be gravid according to the way she is acting, but since I have never bred boas before I am not sure. She is much "fatter" than her usual size, her body shape is more of a round shape now and right up to her tail is fatter, the forehalf of her body doesnt seem to have changed much and still looks normal. She has been rather agressive. She still takes food, however a couple of months ago she did refuse food for a while. She doesnt climb much, infact I havent seen her climb anything in ages.
So my question is other than the Ovulation period and shed, how else can I tell if she is gravid with any degree of certainty?? I can tell she should shed in the next few days if it makes any difference.
Some help would be appreciated.