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RE: Suggest me a snake please?

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Posted by: Sarge2004 at Mon Apr 30 14:07:44 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sarge2004 ]  
   

Though often called "redtail boas" in the pet trade, the common or ColOmbian boa, BCI is not a redtail boal even though they have some what reddish tails. The true redtails, BCC, are from the Amazon Basin and other rainforest areas of South America and some Islands. These BCC from countries such as Peru, Surinam, and Gyuana, have the deep red tails and beautiful colors/markings that define the BCC species but they get bigger, are more demanding, and can have more of an aggressive temperment.

All that being said I raise both BCI and BCC and have never been struck by one. I find boa constrictors, when properly raised from a baby and handled properly, to be very calm and gentle snakes. Getting bit on occasion is part of snake keeping and it really isn't that bad. Learn to read a snake's body positioning and mood. Use a snake hook to touch the snake before picking it up so it is not startled or showing a feeding response and feed the snake inside of its cage and all will be well. Read every thing you can find on snake keeping and you are doing the right thing here asking questions. Bill
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