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    I am currently looking into obtaining a Boa in the very near future. i would love to have a "true" Red Tail, but am not sure if I want a snake that is suppose to get to 10' or more. I am not sure, but isn't there a subspecies that does not get that long? I would love to have one that would get to 6 or 7' in total length but not much longer than that. Any suggestions on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
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    Hi wolfman, I'm pretty sure that Sonoran Desert Boa doesn't exceed 6 feet, or even 5'5". If you PM me we can talk further, and I can give you contact info for a few people who I know have these. Unfortunately though, these are not BCC's, they are BCI's... Here's a picture I found off of the "cutting edge herp" website:

    I'll think of more, but as far as I know, BCC's get BIG, and there's no way around it; but I could be wrong. :?

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    look into hog island boas. there are some ugly lookin ones out there but there are also some stunning ones. you should be able to find a good one.

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    The Sonorans stay 4-5 feet as adults...they are a dwarf subspecies. All of the Central American BCIs stay around that size as well.....Hogg Islands, Nicaraguans, etc......and yes, BCCs ALL get big and they are NOT a good first boa. They are much more temperamental than BCIs and much less hardy. The only drawback of the dwarf BCIs is that they tend to be very temperamental also. I have a pair of Sonorans and the female is very hissy and aggressive. I'm sure you could calm them down over time, as long as your willing to take a few nips, lol.

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    BCC is short for what.....?

    BCI is short for what.....?
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    BCC= Boa constrictor constrictor (its latin name) aka the "true" red tail boa (ie, surinames, guyunan, etc)
    BCI= Boa constrictor imperator (i.e columbian redtail, sonoran desert boa, etc)


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    ahh ty
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    No Problem

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    yeah after reviewing the Black blood pics on the other board, man she is beautiful. I would love to have one of those, but i wouldn't even know where to start. Another snake that interests me is the Green Tree python, I heard they can get feisty with their full set of teeth but man are they beautiful. Maybe I will get one in the summer.

    Heres a bad looking pic of a green tree python from king snakes green tree python page:

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    I would be careful.....neither Bloods nor Chondros are a species to jump into. How much experience do you have with snakes? If it only with ball pythons, then perhaps a Boa of some sort would be better for you. Bloods get large and their husbandry can be very tricky. GTPs are expensive and fragile. I would learn as much as possible before you buy any snake, but these 2 species especially.

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