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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    With a full belly and a cozy enclosure I'm sure she's a happy camper now D.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    That full belly will probably ground her for few days,she will soon be back around to chilling with you


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    I took Behira out today, after letting her digest from her first medium rat for three days.

    She knew what was up and that it was a big meal. 90% of the time after a meal, she spends most of her time in the middle of the tank (around 84-85F). This time, stuck on the hot spot (cooler zone on the hot spot) at around 86F for two days.

    Today, no bulge/lump, and a happy and full Behira. I love handling her. She's such a brave and kind and sweet snake.

    Here are some pictures showing how she's really starting to fill out, medium rat or not. Starting to even a get some weight on her tail.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Ms. B is looking great! You've brought her along splendidly sir.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Ms. B is looking great! You've brought her along splendidly sir.
    Thanks EL-Ziggy! That means a lot!

    I've been keeping reptiles for years. I've had a Bearded Dragon, George, RIP, who made it to 11, numerous corns and BP's, plus Leopard Geckos and a Blue Tongue (all currently living with me). I always do my research and want and do what's best for my animals. I used to keep fish (before my kidney disease stole most of my energy) and even had a rare and large African Cichlid colony breed for me that were wild caught. Difficult for breeders to make it happen. I didn't want it, but was meticulous about proper tank size, water chemistry, etc. they did anyway! I understand that husbandry is super important with reptiles as with fish, and maintain clean and properly humidified and proper temp enclosures and have a good routine. For what's it's worth, reptiles are more interactive and 10X easier to keep, certainly time wise. Worst case, I have a bad day or two, and I clean up a little extra poop the next day. With fish and maintaining multiple tanks, including a 240G and a 90G, you can't just miss a water change. You'll end up doing two the next week and G-D forbid, that doesn't happen. I miss them, but I knew it was time as my energy wained.

    Anyway, I digressed. Behira is my first big snake. I have always done well with corns and BP's, but wanted the challenge of a large snake and had always thought BCI's were more like your BO and got a lot bigger. I also thought they had stricter humidity requirements and before my Boaphile setup, was afraid that would be difficult to maintain.

    I want to do the absolute best for Behira, just like all my animals, and want to enjoy her for years to come, and vice versa.

    It means so much that you, Richardhind1972, and other keepers with more experience than me, read and comment on the thread how well she's progressing and how happy and healthy she is. It means I am doing a good job with her. I did a ton of research before getting her and continue to learn as I go.

    Thank you again; I am truly happy with how well she is progressing and can't wait (although it will be another 3-4 years plus the way I feed her) until she's a big adult BCI!
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Some pics of me hanging with my "baby" girl Behira.

    The last one looks terrible because of lighting and no flash, but shows off the signs I have going down to our finished basement, where the reptile area is.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira is doing fantastic, as usual, and spent some time with me the other day and with my mother today.

    Here are some pictures:

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    So Behira dropped a huge one last night. Her biggest yet, not that I am weird or anything and keep track of this stuff.

    She ate her first medium rat (115g) about 11 days ago and I weighed her dry today; she's 1,110G.

    I also spent some time with her while her enclosure was disinfecting.

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    Growing Girl! Notice her larger holding container! She outgrew the old one!

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    ​"I Believe I Can Fly"/Knocked Dad's glasses right off - She actually made it the 1.5 FT from the top of my head to the ceiling with ease; she's strong!

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    She looks great, and it looks like she’s lucky to have you as an owner.

    I definitely agree BCI’s are low maintenance pets.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by MAC1 View Post
    She looks great, and it looks like she’s lucky to have you as an owner.

    I definitely agree BCI’s are low maintenance pets.
    Thank you MAC1, that's very kind. I think Behira and I are pretty good together too! We've learned to trust each other and understand each other a little better through time as well.

    She knows I will never hurt her and I know she likes FOOD!

    Yeah, pretty easy given her (eventual) size and beauty. If you can handle the size of the animal and humidity and temp requirements, and a large enclosure, I highly recommend Boas!

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