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  • [Behavior] Staying in one spot

    So he is now named Ryuu But just a quick question he seems to pick a spot and will stay there for a day or so then slowly move. Good or bad sign I feel like my one time i handled him might have freeked him and I dont want to freak him and or make it so he wont eat? Are boas not that active? Are they known to stay in one spot for days?

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    I have over 40 Boas (for many years), and many won't move for days .. Boas are boring for a person who wants to see a snake cruising around. Boas are a shy snake. They want to find a place to hide from us, and stay there (typically) . They are a good snake to be in a place where their is no foot traffic in the house --not good for a display area.

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      Well he is in my room and only i go in and thats is when i check on him and sleep. IF they like to hide and are shy why are they so sweet then they are out?

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        Re: Staying in one spot

        Originally posted by Aspectt View Post
        ....IF they like to hide and are shy why are they so sweet then they are out?
        Because when we handle them gently they usually catch on that we aren't predators trying to hurt them...they learn to relax with us. Usually if a snake bites it's because we've rushed them or startled them (or given
        confusing signals when feeding)...not because they are mean...sorry, they just aren't!

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          Ya i see that there the bigggest sweet hearts ever hahaha Hope i did not rush mine by holding him that one time. I also hope he feeds Well with me. And When i feed him should i turn off the lights or anything? Or just throw it in and let him mow down

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            Re: Staying in one spot

            Have you read The Ultimate Care guide yet? If not, I highly recommend doing so, it will answer most, if not ALL your questions. We don't mind giving out information in the least but if you read that, it will make you feel a little better equipped to take the best care of your pet.

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              I read over 90% of it. But then again it was like 2 in the morning so i only skimmed the important things will do a re read

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              • #8
                Re: Staying in one spot

                Think about it this way. Young boas are prey for everything. 1 in 100 boa born in the wild survive to adulthood. Their best defense? Camouflage that allows them to blend into the leaf litter. Moving too much defeats that purpose. The other factor is that they are cold blooded. That means they aren't going to have a lot of energy. They are masters of conserving the energy they do have. They will stay still for days while waiting for prey to come by.

                What you are observing is perfectly normal behavior. To sort of quote from Phinias and Ferb: "They're boa constrictors. They don't do much, you know."


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                  Re: Staying in one spot

                  Originally posted by Aspectt View Post
                  Ya i see that there the bigggest sweet hearts ever hahaha Hope i did not rush mine by holding him that one time. I also hope he feeds Well with me. And When i feed him should i turn off the lights or anything? Or just throw it in and let him mow down
                  Just because ppl post pix of their bites here, does not mean that happens all the time. I kept a BCI for 12+ years without one bite ever, and she was given away to me because of her biting! Much depends on what you do.

                  That brief handling you mentioned, don't worry about it...just keep doing the 'right stuff'. Feeding: most boas are eager feeders, so assume that to start; feed ONLY DEAD PREY (frozen-thawed-slightly warmed or freshly
                  killed by you) and use tongs to offer it so your boa doesn't grab your warm & wiggling hand instead of dinner. Remember they are attracted by the warmth, movement & scent of prey & try not to "be" any of those things.

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                    Re: Staying in one spot

                    My 6ft girl goes through days where she will curl up and relax for a whole day and then other days she will be tearing at the front of the cage wanting out. That's when she gets to roam around which makes her happy for about an hour or so, then she wants back in her cage where she will curl up again. She really only uses her hides when she is shedding. Otherwise she just pushes them aside. As for biting, my girl bit me once when she was a baby and it was more of a headbutt because I think I scared her. Since then she doesn't even coil up and actually likes her head pet most of the time as well as body rub but I handle her a lot and she really isn't in the cage that much.

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