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    I'm new here and I'm not sure if this would be the correct forum topic to ask this question, so if it is the wrong one then sorry. I want to know if there is a way to determine the type of boa to get. Also I need an estimated price range. I'm pretty good on snakes and know quite a bit about keeping them. I've always wanted one for myself so I wanted to try it, but first I wanted some basic help. Even when I get the boa I will remain here for further help. Thanx

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    Re:Help Choosing

    What kind of things are you looking for?
    Tempermant?
    Size?
    Coloring?
    As far as boas go my favorites are the Columbian and Hog Island. The Col. Boa will get much larger than the Hog Island but the Hog has really neat coloring that tends to change from light to dark.
    A smaller option that makes a great first snake and stays small is a Rosy Boa. They come in several colors and patterns, are very hardy, and stay small.

    There are a lot of options out there... tell us more of what you are looking for

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    • #3
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      I believe I want a baby one. I want to raise it and keep it. I can't decide which kind I want though and that's why I posted here. Another problem I'm tryin to straighten out right now is having my mom let me keep one. Anyone have any help in that field? lol.

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      • #4
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        I don't have any advice on the "Mom" issue, but as far as the snakes go: Red Tail Boas are very good snakes, live very long (20+ years) but with that comes the size issue. You're looking at a RTB being anywhere from 6-9 ft and sometimes more! I have one right now that is only 3 months old. I also have a Mexican Rosy Boa. These are also great snakes. Live long, great tempermant and come in a variety of colors just like Stormyva said. Their scales are also very small and close together so it tends to feel almost like silk instead of the normal scales you can feel on other snakes. Other snakes you can look into that aren't bad at all are: Rat snakes, Corn snakes, King snakes, and Ball Pythons. Hope this helps, I'm sure you'll be hearing from many other folks too. Good luck!

        Jeff

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        • #5
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          I think I will go with the Rosy Boa for my first, that is if I can get her to let me. I plan on getting more later if this is successful. Before I do though, does anyone know some sites I might find some in depth info about them and some pics as well?

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          • #6
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            HI,
            And welcome its refreshing to see someone doing their homework before buying the boa. I would like to suggest you buy a boaphile cage set it up be sure your temps and humidty are aok and then order a boa.
            Many times new boa owners have problems with fish tanks due to temp gradients and such.
            The cages are resonable it may be the last cage you need for your boa.
            doug

            http://www.boaphileplastics.com/

            ps Clay has some awsome males for sale they are feedign on thawed warmed rats and are big enough to enjoy and not stress.

            only 180.00 thats a great price for a quality animal..some are less
            here's the hyper link
            http://www.redtailboas.com/colombian/index.shtml

            the reason Iam reccomending the yearling is they are through that difficult time that can occur with babies, the yearling is less sensative to that learning curve.and are usally easy to feed,, babies can be a pain. :P
            good luck post some pics.
            doug ;D
            this species of boa is considered a common boa males are smaller that females usally, he should top out around 5-6 ft and be a thinner boa than the girls.

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            • #7
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              Thanx for the help. I believe it will be a while before I can get one though. My mom's not really happy about the idea. She was going to get me one when I was younger...like 7 yrs old, but it died after being born and now she says she won't even think of getting one. I have only two true chances of getting one. I'm going to ask my grandma tomorrow, b/c she needs something to get me for my birthday (June 19). So I could keep it there since I go there often. I'm not sure she'll go for it either though. I believe my only other choice would be to wait till I move out, which I'm thinking will be a better choice anywayz b/c ever day I spend here is making me more and more irritable. Anyway if you have any help on this subject or questions just let me know. It will all be very helpful I'm sure. Thanx again.

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              • #8
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                lol doug you must like my baby dusty hehehe thats him you posted up top lmao ive had him since april but indeed clay has the best looking kids around! mel

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                • #9
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                  HI,
                  Sorry about that red-tail I check that for sale post and many are stil available??
                  Jeeze doug
                  He's kind of nice looking though.. hehe

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                  • #10
                    Re:Help Choosing

                    hehe its all good i thought it was cool looking at my pretty boy lmao!!!!!!!! hes a mommas boy lmao!!!

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