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    ok let me start by saying hi to everone. I am thinking about getting another snake (red tail boa)but i need to know a lilttle more about them. I would like to know if it would be better to buy a babbie or a juv? I would also like to know how big do males and how big do females get.would it be ok to start with a 55 gallon or would i have to start with a smaller tank? whats the price range for babbies and juvs, My local pet shop has babbies for 99$ and juvs for 199?? are the babbies always cheaper? What other things do i need to know be for i get a new red tail boa. Thanks......... Frank
    p.s i found this site searching the net i would have to say it was the most help full site so far. and thanks for all the help?

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    Re: I have a few??

    Welcome to the forum!! You will find an answer to just about any question you may have here. As a newbie and one who needs to learn about RTB's, I highly recommend that you look under Clay's newcomer post. Here is the link:

    http://www.redtailboas.com/cgi-bin/y...?board=lessons

    If after reading this you still have questions, please feel free to throw up a post and we all will be happy to help you in any way we can. Again, welcome and happy boa keeping!

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    • #3
      Re: I have a few??

      a male will get over 6 feet a female will get bigger its PROBALLY not a good ideal to buy from a pet store there is this place the i got my babie from for $100.00 with shipping good place to buy from. i have my babie in a 55 gallon so that will work for a really long time. if you want to buy from that place just let me know and ill give you information.

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      • #4
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        diablo i didnt think the pet shop would be the best place but that was my first choice. ill probly end up buying one online.
        so whats the place so i could check it out. thanks

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        • #5
          Re: I have a few??

          its a $100.00 shipped to your door they guerentee it will be alive and doing well. the place is  called "Feeders Emporium Corp." the guy there is Robert his email is [email protected]

          he will get you pics and i posted a pic of the one i got from him under boa constrictor pictures you can look there too get an ideal what they look like.

          they are captive born and bred from a 6th generation or so.

          the number is 480-539-6423  ask for Robert any more questions just ask me or him.

          here are the pics of the male i got from him http://www.stmc.50megs.com/snake1.htm try clicking on it a couple times to get it to work...

          and they are sexed so you can get a male or female and they are around 2 months old and eating f/t hopper mice

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          • #6
            Re: I have a few??

            hi,
            You should buy one of those male yearlings clay has for sale they are awsome and very nice priced for a very nice looking boa.
              Doug
            http://www.redtailboas.com/colombian/index.shtml
             and he includes shipping to your door.
              they should be about twice what he's selling them for.
             doug
            here's one for 125.00
            thats a steal

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            • #7
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              I was looking around on the net and i found this site that has a 30day guarantee. Here this is the place http://www.reptilecity.com/ has anyone ever ordered here befor? Is it a good place to buy from?
              diablo i left an email to [email protected]
              and im just waiting for a reply thanks.

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              • #8
                Re: I have a few??

                yea i looked at theat place and they dont have any red tails but try talkin to robert hes a good guy and a good place to buy from i would tell you that Clay's yearlings are good to buy from but his prices are really high and he sales them depending on the coler Robert dosnt he gave me the best looking male he had for the same price as the others. not dissing you Clay just telling it like it is.

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                • #9
                  Re: I have a few??

                  yea and i was going to buy that one for $125.00 from Clay and he never got back to me and its been along time so thats one reason im little mad bout buying from him..and that reptilecity dosnt look like a great place to buy from they say to Keep the tank between 82 and 95 during the day and 72 to 80 at night. and to use a heat rock wich is told NEVER to use.and they dont say if their captive born.. ;D


                  and Clay if you see this well im not tryin to be a jerk to you or anything its just i was going to buy that one for 125 but you NeVeR got back to me and i emaild you like 3 times but i got a baby lot better lookin too.. ;D

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                  • #10
                    Re: I have a few??

                    diablo, just to set a few things straight..

                    I spent a lot of time with you concerning the boa in question.  For 125 shipped the boa actually was priced at 95.00.  A yearling at that from Jeff Ronne stock...  Proven eater, proven sexed and 100% bug free....  I even lowered the price for you.

                    We were in chat together for over 30 minutes, and also spoke on the phone for 30 minutes or so.. You told me in chat and on the phone that you were 13 years old.. I cannot prove this but it is what you said.

                    I don't know how I could have been any more descriptive or helpful with that situation.  I answered every question you had.  I might not have responded to posts or questions that were redundant and I felt like I have already answered them.  You even set up plans with me on payments for the boa, and or payoff of the boa.  Yet you never got back to me on either of those issues.  

                    And I simply do not comment on other peoples boas.  You asked me several times about purchasing someone else boas that I had never heard of, and I simply could not help you there.  

                    Here is you last email to me..
                    hey Clay,

                    well can you tell me how i need to do the payments couse i dont really want to have to pay 150 but im not sure and can you tell me what you think about these babies?http://market.kingsnake.com/detail.p...8&de=84301      ....i heard people are putting snakes on here and saying there captive born and bred but what do you think about these?
                    So even with your right to publically complain, you should lay out all the facts..   At a young age, it would be a good time to learn to tell both sides of any story so the people you are talking too can make the educated decision based on the issues and not feelings.
                    To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                    -Best Regards
                    -Clay English
                    Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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                    • #11
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                      ***Text removed for violation of the forum agreement****
                      -Clay

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                      • #12
                        Re: I have a few??

                        Hmmm...... ban me, kick me, or throw me out, I dont care, but here is my opinion. ( I can have one )

                        A 13 year old should not be buying a BCI! A corn snake or something small and easy to deal with. A 13 year old does not know where they are going to be in the long term. If a kid is going to get a snake it ought to be purchased by his parents for the kid! At least that way it is known that the child is not buying it with his babysitting money and stashing it in the closet without his parents knowing about it. I am not in the pet trade but I am a business manager so understand that we all have to make money to stay in business. What I dont understand is how breeders and dealers in the pet industry can sell to children who more than likely will let that animal go to waste as they move on to other things as the grow on to bigger and better things.

                        (Sorry Clay if I offended you )

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                        • #13
                          Re: I have a few??

                          Na this guy was was 17.. well is 17.. Then you see that post clay erased well he kinda went off on clay and well you see what that got him... I personlly don't belive that clay negleted to sell this snake to this guy.. I bet he just called and then didn't send payment.......
                          I was here inbetween clay and the other guy...
                          Eric aka...Red

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                          • #14
                            Re: I have a few??

                            It was definately being purchased by his dad. By the way.. No formal agreement was ever made concerning the boa... I get tons of emails of people wanting or promising to get boas, but the truth is very few follow through, and I understand this is the nature of the hobby... Some people buy and some people shop.. Nothing wrong with that..


                            Anyway, Here is one of the emails to me from diablo.
                            hey well my dad is going to call me today around 7-9 so i'll get back to you tonight and tell you if im going to get him (hope so he is so cute) well if my dad can afford it right now (couse he just bought a new house) most likely i will pay payments probally like a month to pay him off but i hope i dont have to pay payments but i'll let you know,.,..
                            My purchases are covered by requiring paypal authorization so hopefully an adult will be involved in every purchase...

                            Again so much information is missing from this equasion that many people will jump to conclusions..
                            To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                            -Best Regards
                            -Clay English
                            Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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                            • #15
                              Re: I have a few??

                              btw, stormyva. I am not offended. I don't think you understand how much information is missing from this scenario, but I understand your feelings perfectly.

                              However, here are three possible scenarios...

                              One a very young person walks in a pet store with cash. And regardless of his knowledge the sale will be made and off he goes..

                              Two, a very young person learns a ton of care information here, and the right and wrong ways of keeping boas, and through permission and/or funds from parents buys a red tail from me or another breeder..

                              Three, I sell to a 79 year old person on the internet and he gets it and takes it to his very young grandson/grandaughter..

                              I just think the best scenario would be getting one from a place where they have gained some knowledge... I certainly cannot control the end result/owner of any boa I sell.

                              My children have been around boas now since they were 8 and 10 years old respectively... and they were and are completely competent in their handling and care... SUPERVISED yes, but competent...

                              To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                              -Best Regards
                              -Clay English
                              Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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