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  • Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

    So im pretty sure i have a normal Columbian RTB but i went to a pretty decent reptile store and they had some Central American Boas. Well as i was looking at them i couldnt help but notice that they look [almost] identical as my boa i have at home. So i continued to really look at them and i was having such a hard time deciphering the two snakes apart... So i was wondering if anyone had any info on these two.. O another thing that gave them away was the fact that the Central American Boas are a bit more fiesty... And as soon as i hear that i instantly thought that maybe my guy is a Central American Boa and not so much a Columbian RTB any advice on the difference would be helpful.
    Last edited by jhsulliv; 01-13-2010, 10:58 PM. Reason: language

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    Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

    The major difference is that they are from different regions and if they are true to their locality they do look a little different. Alot of boas are bred and mixed together so it can be a bit of both. Got any pics?

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    • #3
      Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

      Originally posted by SWOMPDONKEY View Post
      The major difference is that they are from different regions and if they are true to their locality they do look a little different. Alot of boas are bred and mixed together so it can be a bit of both. Got any pics?
      yes here are the most recent pics but they are a little old and not the greatest i will try to get some more asap


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      • #4
        Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

        Looks like a nice normal RTB. I believe central american boas are darker.

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        • #5
          Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

          Central American
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          • #6
            Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

            You can actually do a scale count on the next shed and get a better idea, but with them all being Boa constrictor imperators it probably won't tell you a whole lot. Lar (BoaAmarali) is a great person to discuss locales with so maybe he'll comment on your pictures. My opinion is that it's not Central American. One thing to keep in mind too, they are Colombian boas, not Columbian , it's a very common misspelling.

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            • #7
              Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

              You know your Boa looks like a Colombian type Boa to me


              I have no idea what you were looking at when you were at the Pet store

              Although

              #1) Pet stores often don't know what their Boas are

              nor do their suppliers

              #2) They call Boas anything but what they really are typically.

              Also now don't take this the wrong way but often without much experience
              many people can't tell the difference in one Boa Locale over
              another Boa Locality anyway

              Same goes for many Morph Boas some people can't tell a Motley
              from a Circleback or CBLT

              Without complete clear , focused , big enough to see pictures
              (of Pet Store Boas you saw)

              pretty much just spinning are wheels here

              Lar M
              Boas By Klevitz

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              • #8
                Re: Difference between Columbian RTB and Central American Boa

                Yeah...looks Colombian to me

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