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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

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    I'll tell my mom you said that. It will make her year. I turned 41 this week and she is, well, older than that. Katie and I tell her how great she looks, but she doesn't seem to believe it.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    I'll tell my mom you said that. It will make her year. I turned 41 this week and she is, well, older than that. Katie and I tell her how great she looks, but she doesn't seem to believe it.
    She does look great! You can tell her I said so too-
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    These medium rats don't look too big anymore in comparison to Behira.

    I've grown her slow, and do not need her getting huge, but she's almost 5 (June this year) and about 2.2KG and 5 1/2 feet. I am fine with that as long as she's happy and healthy, which she seems to be.

    Anyone have any thoughts on feeding larger prey? I do not plan to feed larger than a large rat (180-220G), if possible, due to fat content of bigger rats and difficulty getting small frozen rabbits consistently. I would be willing to feed rabbits if I had a reliable source, certainly as a supplement.

    Right now she is getting a medium rat (100-130G +/-) every two weeks except in shed. On that note, her sheds are getting farther apart and she seems completely healthy otherwise.

    If she's happy and healthy, again, I have no need to feed her larger meals to make her grow, or grow faster. I have nothing to prove and just want a happy and healthy snake.

    However, if Boa peeps out there think I should be doing something different, I am open to suggestions and appreciate them. I have a text into Jeff Ronne with a recent picture of Behira and her measurements. I am sure he will have something to say about it as well and I will share what he says on here. Maybe I just need to remember to practice what I preach and that less is more?

    Anyway, here she is after grabbing her dinner.


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    For her size (length) I would think a medium rat is plenty big enough. Curious to see what breeders say though.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    https://www.rodentpro.com/informatio...ertebrate-prey
    Heres an interesting read on reptile feedings
    Quail arnt bad alternative Mr dave for abit of variety

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    The consensus is that she can definitely eat large rats (or similar size qual - per Rich), but that she doesn't need to.

    Jeff Ronne agreed she looked very healthy and that large rats would make her grow "a lot," but I am not breeding her and she's healthy and growing on mediums. For now, I will stick to medium rats.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    The consensus is that she can definitely eat large rats (or similar size qual - per Rich), but that she doesn't need to.

    Jeff Ronne agreed she looked very healthy and that large rats would make her grow "a lot," but I am not breeding her and she's healthy and growing on mediums. For now, I will stick to medium rats.
    I sure would too [stick to mediums].
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    The consensus is that she can definitely eat large rats (or similar size qual - per Rich), but that she doesn't need to.

    Jeff Ronne agreed she looked very healthy and that large rats would make her grow "a lot," but I am not breeding her and she's healthy and growing on mediums. For now, I will stick to medium rats.
    If its filling her fine then definitely stick to the same food dave.
    As you say just because she can doesn't meen you have to, she looks really healthy so all good mate.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira shed yesterday. That's 49 days since last shed, a 5 day jump (she shed at 44 days last time). Every shed is getting farther and farther from the last shed. She looks good and is doing great.

    Tonight is feeding night and she and everyone else (snake wise) will get fed.

    Notice she's in her darker phase (look at the dark on her head). Having said that, she can get darker. Love how she has the light and dark phases. Very cool.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    That's fantastic news her sheds are getting further apart, she's looking great dave

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