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  • How do I know that I bought a Guyanan? :)

    I was at a reptile show, and bought what the guy told me was a Guyanan Redtail Boa, paid $200...

    I know a decent amount about snakes but when it comes to distinquishing the different species of Redtails I cant tell unless the snake is pretty distinctly one or the other.

    Ive owned a Columbian in the past and Im 90% sure this isnt a Reg Col, unless it just has really really good coloring

    It has a pinkish hue to it all over, its light greyish brown color, with very dark red saddles, with a very distinctly white/red banded tail.

    It also has little pinkish spots just under each eye, it changes color from real light greyish brown to a darker greyish brown with black speckles.

    Obviously I know its hard to distinquish if its a true Guy without a pic, but alas I have no scanner/webcam

    So Please just give me some information thatll help take away the doubt

    Thanks all,

    Edit: its greyish/brownish color

  • #2
    Re:How do I know that I bought a Guyanan?

    i would suggest getting a digital camera off of a friend and take the pic and put it up. It is hard for the pros on here to tell what morph it is or looks like without a pic. just a suggestion though maybe clay can tell u without a pic or maybe another admin will be able to. ;D


    • #3
      Re:How do I know that I bought a Guyanan?

      Hi Needles,

      And welcome to the forum.

      Like it was stated, it is so hard to give more then a wild guess without seeing it first in a pic. There are so many different colored normal boas, crosses, etc.

      It almost sounds (100% guess) like a Hogg island cross. But it is a guess.. try to get an image and show us, it would help alot.. BTW, how many saddles does your guy have?



      • #4
        Re:How do I know that I bought a Guyanan?

        Another good detective scenario is to load and search for guyanan boa constrictors..

        Look at other people's guyanan boas and compare them to yours..

        Without a pic for other people to help you, the best you can do is use other's peoples pictures to compare with yours..

        Good luck
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