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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Great example of being a student of the serpent!


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira had another perfect shed. She's looking awesome. Pretty girl. She was in her light phase tonight when I took her out.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira looking great dave, I love the light phases on her,

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Had Behira out today as a friend was over and wanted to see how she was doing. She's a "fan" favorite. He took the pictures.

    She looks much bigger when I see me holding her than she does to me in person. She's getting heavy though. Going to need two hands/arms to support her soon, or keep her around draped over my shoulders.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira weighed in at about 1,700G after her last waste deposit last week. That was about the same as her last weigh in, dry, but sure left a lot this time.

    Her body shape is good and she eats tonight.

    She is outgrowing this container. Good thing I have a big plastic bin for her as she grows.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira is one beefy beautiful beastie brother!
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    She's really grown a lot! Very nice colors too. It's funny, boas seem to take forever to grow, but then all of a sudden they do & you realize how far they've come
    by how much heavier they are.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    ...To be clear, Behira has never hissed at me. She's usually quite amenable. However, I've never handled her in blue either.

    I've had and heard of worse reactions from snakes when in deep blue. I am really happy with her that she told me how she felt, but was calm about it, and let me move her anyway. We've worked really hard together for a long time to develop a rapport, and I couldn't' be happier with how either of us handled the situation.

    I am probably looking into this too much, but it made me happy to know that even when not happy, she communicates that, rather than acting on that.
    I agree, you are both to be commended for communicating so well. Really, that's what it is...she knows you & it's best to remind a snake that's in blue that yes, she
    does know you, lol. Snakes just want to feel safe, & they feel safe when they know & remember their humans...ie. no threat detected.

    Avoiding a bite from a well-raised boa is better for everyone, & not at all impossible. I never had one bite from the BCI I used to have, & even when not in blue, now &
    then she'd just let out a huge evil-sounding hiss when I needed to do something in her cage or wanted to take her out. I just pet her to remind her she knew me, then
    she'd settle right down. She just didn't like to be rushed, lol.
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Behira is one beefy beautiful beastie brother!
    Thanks EL-Ziggy. She's still got a ways to go, but yeah, healthy and happy. I wish her iridescence came through in pictures, but not so much.

    Also, we are having a two day snow storm here in northern CT, and I didn't feed last night or tonight. Poor Behira will have to wait until tomorrow to eat. Didn't want to risk feeding and having a power outage, even with the whole home generator. Not worth it. 2 days doesn't mean anything to her eating every 3 weeks. The other guys and girls will deal too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    She's really grown a lot! Very nice colors too. It's funny, boas seem to take forever to grow, but then all of a sudden they do & you realize how far they've come
    by how much heavier they are.
    Yeah, she's getting more than an armful in both size and weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I agree, you are both to be commended for communicating so well. Really, that's what it is...she knows you & it's best to remind a snake that's in blue that yes, she
    does know you, lol. Snakes just want to feel safe, & they feel safe when they know & remember their humans...ie. no threat detected.

    Avoiding a bite from a well-raised boa is better for everyone, & not at all impossible. I never had one bite from the BCI I used to have, & even when not in blue, now &
    then she'd just let out a huge evil-sounding hiss when I needed to do something in her cage or wanted to take her out. I just pet her to remind her she knew me, then
    she'd settle right down. She just didn't like to be rushed, lol.
    It's funny. I trust all my animals, but Behira and I have special bond and she's very easy to read. Having said that, hook training has worked well for all the bigger snakes I have (or will be big snakes). Feliz has nailed the lock as it turned (now I turn it before I take the drape down) and then two or three taps later with the hook handle and it's, "okay Dad, pick me up."

    I showed the progression thread of Behira, but today I took a few pictures of Feliz in the same size enclosure as Behira was in when I took her pictures today.

    He's 460G dry having not eaten in 3 weeks (2 week schedule and shed last week so skipped while in shed). That's about what Behira weighed when I got her. WOW - look at the difference. Now, keep in mind, Feliz is a dwarf BCC and will probably never be bigger than Behira is now weight wise. Maybe a little thicker and a little shorter, but his dad is all 4 1/2-5FT at 8 years old. So not an apples to apples, but that was about Behira's size when I got her. I wish I had a better picture of her when she was that weight and size in the same container, but I had a smaller container I used for her.




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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Both looking great dave, feliz getting a nice gold look to him

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