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    okay, so i got my first boa in october after wanting one for about 10 years (ever since i got to handle a 5-6 foot female b.c.i that the girl i worked with was boarding at our store while she moved). i must say i am utterly in love with my boa... i handle him 3-4 times a week (and get all disappointed when i have just fed him and can't)

    i have handled and dealt with larger snakes a fair bit, as well as having 4 ball pythons too.

    my problem is... i found a beautiful anery male boa on a breeders website, and i am in absolute LOVE. i have no interest in breeding boas, its just a bit much to bite off for me, so i don't mind having two males... i'm pretty much set on getting him... but I don't know if i'm biting off more than i can chew by having two snakes that have 7 foot potential...

    i guess i'm just wondering how you folks with more than one large boa deal with all that it entails-- or if you have any advice?

    i'm not concerned about feeding or housing... or handling for that matter...

    how do you stop yourself from getting more? LOL I need to stop at 2... but do you think its too soon for me to consider getting another baby?

    sorry for the schizophrenic post... LOL

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    As long as you can afford to care for two and have done the proper research then I say go for it.

    And you can't stop!!!!!

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    • #3
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      They are addicting and most can not stop at just one. As far as handling more then one boa don't. I know what your saying but handling more then one is no different you just handle them seperatly and at different times. Just one more mouth to feed and one more cage to clean. Good luck and tag some pics of the one you are looking at.

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      • #4
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        sorry, i didn't mean to sound like i was saying 'handle two at once' -- i would still handle each separately, not together...

        this is the baby i'm putting a deposit down on.



        i am a big fan of really clean, pale snakes... and my god...my jaw hit the table

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        • #5
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          That is a very nice looking boa, i can see why you fell in love. I love the tail!!!

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            good looking anery, here is my new guy that i am waiting on. It's too cold to ship so he is staying at WCC. As far as addicting, I have 5 snakes at my house and talked a buddy into getting 6 of his own. I alsmost pulled the trigger on another one today buy the Boaphiles are starting to kill me
            Shawn

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            • #7
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              Hahaha stop you ask? Not sure how that is done. I once bought a corn snake thinking that's all I needed.. haha no.. have 6 snakes now including two recently purchased boas and I want morrrrrreeeee. Yeah as long as you can afford it and properly care for it and no one at home is stopping you... get another one... and so on..

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              • #8
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                Just make sure you can care for it and that's it......as far as handling it goes..from the pics below they seem young still..and will take a while to get large. So by then it will be a walk in the park...


                Worry about caring for them while they are young...by the time they get big youll be able to handle them blind folded...


                Just go for it...but in the mean time click the link below and follow the few easy steps...

                Or you wont be able to buy the other one

                http://www.redtailboas.com/forum/ind...tml#post410478

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                • #9
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                  I said the samething only two max. Well got my two. Then another and another. Now I'm up to five. All in a little over a year. Like dapozer the Boaphiles are adding up. But man are they the best.

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                    LOL! How do I stop at two? she asks. Well I have no idea, I got my first boa just over two months ago, 2 hours later I had my next and six weeks after that I had 6 plus a tree frog. These things are worse that Heroin...run and don't look back, just run!!.

                    Mat.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Hunglikeafruitbat View Post
                      LOL! How do I stop at two? she asks. Well I have no idea, I got my first boa just over two months ago, 2 hours later I had my next and six weeks after that I had 6 plus a tree frog. These things are worse that Heroin...run and don't look back, just run!!.

                      Mat.
                      This is great advice I suggest running too. You will not, I repeat will not be able to stop at two My fiance and I had purchased our first boas (the twins) 0.2 het for albino's in July...December 1st I bought the lovely 0.1 Hypo for my fiance, for Christmas, pictured below...and a over the weekend, my fiance told me he bought 0.1 Salmon... And I have to say, what an addiction this has become. We have 4 Boas, and 4 Balls now. And I still find myself looking for Boas and Balls on the internet... Seem to have my head stuck on getting an Anery, Albi or Jungle. I must have a problem...


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                        Originally posted by dapozer View Post
                        good looking anery, here is my new guy that i am waiting on. It's too cold to ship so he is staying at WCC. As far as addicting, I have 5 snakes at my house and talked a buddy into getting 6 of his own. I alsmost pulled the trigger on another one today buy the Boaphiles are starting to kill me
                        Shawn


                        OK pulled the trigger, I need to go to SA and start the 12 step program. Sorry Jeff but you will have to deal with me again with some more cages...just when you thought you got rid of me.

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                        • #13
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                          DUH! Ok, like now like can you like now like figure it out like
                          YOU ASKED THE WRONG PEOPLE HOW TO STOP AT TWO SNAKES?

                          Sheesh, go to a boa forum and ask a silly question like that....ha! I only have ONE, no Two, no Three, no Four, no Five and a deposit down with another on the way....and this is within ONE YEAR!

                          Is there a snakes anonymous like there is an alcoholics anonymous?


                          Hahaha--you've just joined the addictiveest group on the planet...

                          (is that a word?)
                          http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

                          Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by zamora View Post
                            DUH! Ok, like now like can you like now like figure it out like
                            YOU ASKED THE WRONG PEOPLE HOW TO STOP AT TWO SNAKES?

                            Sheesh, go to a boa forum and ask a silly question like that....ha!
                            Well, I figured you guys would say 'its a big commitment, i wish i hadn't... blah blah.." hahaha

                            Everyone else i'm friends with is APPALLED that i have snakes... they think im some freako-- so obviously their answer is 'no! gross! what's wrong with you'

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                            • #15
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                              How do you stop at 2? You don't, you can't, you wont want to. Just feed into the addiction. As long as you have the means to take care of all of them then get it. 2 is not alot. Talk to some guys on here they have hundreds. I have only about 15 and it's not difficult but it is a time consuming operation at times. But if you love it like I do, which you sound like you do you'll do just fine!

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