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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Deffo getting the girth now, I told you between 2-3 they really start looking like an adult in there body shaper, she really is a beauty
    I love waking up to read all these new posts. Makes me want to go get mine out but got to go to work and play Christmas

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Forgot to post the best picture in my last post (below). Also, Behira dropped a butt bomb last night. Official dry weight is 1,170G.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    There's been a lot going on in the dakski/sunshinewalker house of late. Several new additions and one that we've been nursing back to health.

    Don't think that means I forgot about my other animals; not at all!

    Figment needs to use the bathroom any minute now, and Shayna is fasting, so they stayed in, but I took Frank, Behira, and Solana, out for some quality time today (the geckos prefer to come out at night and except for Cleo, are not as big on being handled).

    Behira is awesome. She's due to eat this Sunday, but because of work/travel schedule, she'll have to wait until Tuesday. In the meantime, she's still chill and docile as can be and loves climbing on and around her Dad.

    I got a couple pictures below and a link to a video of her climbing on my shoulders and being calm as can be. There's a reason I just got another Boa (Feliz); that reason is Behira - awesome animal!

    My apologies for me looking pretty crappy. I feel pretty crappy too. I have a fever today and I am laying very low.

    Video Link of Behira Being Chill and Climbing on Me: https://streamable.com/zhjnc

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira is looking as lovely as ever Dave. I love how relaxed she is. My BCI and BCO are both pretty chill too. Someone once told me that handling boas is like driving a nice luxury car. A really smooth ride.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Behira is looking as lovely as ever Dave. I love how relaxed she is. My BCI and BCO are both pretty chill too. Someone once told me that handling boas is like driving a nice luxury car. A really smooth ride.

    Someone once told me that handling boas is like driving a nice luxury car. A really smooth ride.

    Great quote El-Ziggy.

    The new guy, Feliz, is already super chill as well. I can only imagine how cool he will be when he's Behira's age and been handled by me regularly for over a year as well! He's very trusting, but as with Behira, I need to earn and reinforce his trust. Behira was similarly trusting and docile in the beginning as well. However, with size, time, and trust, she's definitely improved a bit. Again, not defensive or anything to start, but much more relaxed now.

    Start with a good species and animal and work with them and build trust and rapport you will be rewarded.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Had Behira out today to clean her water bowls. She was in a fairly dark phase and I grabbed some pictures.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira ate a 110G F/T medium rat tonight. She's on medium rats every three weeks now.

    I've been feeding her within a minute of her lights going out and hunt mode kicking in. It seems to cut down on the door striking. Plus, I can see where she is right before the light go out and go the opposite side of the tank!

    I offered the rat to her and she was interested, but seemingly more interested in squeezing her head through the tiny opening at the top of the acrylic door I had open to stick the tongs through. NOT GOOD!

    I had to think fast (luckily I use 2 foot tongs) and quickly opened the door more, bumped her on the head with the rat, and as soon as she stuck her head back in the tank, dropped the rat, and shut the door quick. She half struck at the closing door as it bumped into her head, but in the same strike managed to grab the rat off the floor in front of her, and wrap it up. She ate happily. I am actually going to prefer when she's bigger and won't be able to squeeze her head threw that tiny door opening on top.

    Katie was watching and kept saying, "this is bad, this is bad." I wasn't too worried. She's been better about nailing the doors and striking wildly and I am getting her figured out, at least a little.

    I'd be lying if I said my heart did race a little, but I stayed calm, no one got hurt or struck at (except the rat), and she's got a full belly now. Katie stayed really calm too and was both relived and impressed with how I handled the situation. Crisis averted!

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    We are currently having a snow storm here in CT. I am pretty sure Behira knew it was coming. I had her out a few hours before the storm and she seemed restless and couldn't seem to relax. I didn't take Shayna out, but I've had a similar experience with her under similar circumstances. They seem to know.

    To be clear, she wasn't aggressive or anything, but she was clearly "uneasy" and unable to "settle down." After a few minutes I put her back and let her be.

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