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  • circle back or not?

    here is a pic of my baby i just purchased about 3 weeks ago would she be concidered a circle back??? or just a plain jane ole boa! just curious 8)

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    Re: circle back or not?

    Depends on who you ask... If your boa has a latter back look.. That is no breaks in the saddles.. Then yes.. But if there are thin saddles then you have a ladder back... I don't know if there is a true circle back or not.. Corn snakes have them they are round as they could be... If you ask me circle back is a improper use of term's... More of a oval back... But I am not a breeder or by any means a player in the reptile world so my opion kinda means nothing...
    ERic aka...Red

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    • #3
      Re: circle back or not?

      This is probably the hardest morph to define in the boa world. It is really mostly opinion right now. I have seen people call boas circlebacks that have only a few circles. I have also seen many boas with almost all circles sold as regular boas. Its really your call. Also, from that pic its hard to tell. There is a lot of glare on the boa, so its hard to say. IMO that is a circleback.
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      • #4
        Re: circle back or not?

        Just have a quick question about the colors of the above posted pic, are all normal bci boas this color when they are young? Most pics I have seen on this sight seem to be a very dark grey like the on above yet my bci has never been that dark! Not even really close. She started of as a very, very light grey. Wish I had a pic! Sorry to be a nusiance but I am new to boas, really only dealt with ball and kings in the past and I am trying to learn as much as possible for the benifit of my boa.

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        • #5
          Re: circle back or not?

          the place i bought my snake from had bought the whole litter from the breeder and the snake i purchased was the darkest one. the lighter ones usually sell the quickest for him he said. i picked her because she had alot of orange on her belly and on her head, and of course i thought she was cute !!!! i read in a book somewhere that they can get lighter with age and im hoping her orange color will eventually show more.

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          • #6
            Re: circle back or not?

            Some boas do get lighter with age also darker it just depends on the boa's makeup. ie.... pastel's tend to stay light were a normal will most of the time get darker.

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            • #7
              Re: circle back or not?

              well I hope my girl will continue to get more pink and lavender as she ages like she has been with every shed so far.

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              • #8
                Re: circle back or not?

                well im so excited shes going to have her first shed , well since ive had her, shes starting to get cloudy yes and getting duller in color i cant wait to see what she looks like after!!!!!!!!!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: circle back or not?

                  I don't know if you know but if you raise the humidity in the cage to around 70% your snake will shed better....
                  Eric aka...Red
                  P.s. a perfect shed should look like a rolled up condum....

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                  • #10
                    Re: circle back or not?

                    lol yeah i knew that big big boa used to have perfect shed till she got sick, kinda cool when they are finished though . i used to save them and unroll em. till hubby told me ok thats enough stop LOL

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                    • #11
                      Re: circle back or not?

                      Enlarged it in a phto program hehe. This snake I would refer to as a Circle-backed Boa myself. It has circles..not ovals..cept for one that is almost a circle.. the 13th one from the head...which almost looks like a heart pattern between the saddles might come about as the snake grows. ;D
                      So YES.. Circlebacked I would say.

                      NICE !! looking boa ya got there btw !

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