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    She's just a typical "teenager"...she can't wait to grow up!
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    She's just a typical "teenager"...she can't wait to grow up!
    Let's hope that's what it is!

    Eating - Check

    Normal Waste - Check

    Growing - Check

    Normal Behira/Boa attitude (or lack there of) - Check

    Until she gives me a reason (other than the shedding) to worry, I am just keeping her fed and happy.

    As you know, I will keep everyone posted.

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    oh look how pretty and big your girl is getting! She looks great
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Good news on Behira.

    Today is day 16 since shed. She's been shedding at 17-19 days and going into blue at 10-12 days. She just went into blue today.

    Maybe the cycle is starting to slow a little?

    Too early to tell as we will need a few shed cycles for definitive evidence, and then would want it spread out even more. However, I'll take it.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Fingers crossed Mr dave

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira shed this afternoon. I'll post pictures soon.

    That's 21 days. That's the longest in a while between sheds, but only by 3-4 days. She'd been shedding at 17-18 days. Not sure that means anything.

    Either way, she will eat tonight. She was due Sunday, but I held off thinking she would shed by today. So she'll eat tonight and next Sunday. That's the plan anyway.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

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    This is the only time in 2020 that I've fed my boa to date. He ate 2 days ago. Your boa WILL NOT drop weight. You have a healthy snake and if you read through the COMPLETE and MORE COMPLETE BOA CONSTRICTOR books you'll likely see the "seasonal Changes" part.

    My boa hasn't had a meal since October and that is completely normal. Holding some waste is also normal.

    That boa looks great from what I see in the pictures.

    I'd slowly space out the feedings she's old enough. She'll do great.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    This is the only time in 2020 that I've fed my boa to date. He ate 2 days ago. Your boa WILL NOT drop weight. You have a healthy snake and if you read through the COMPLETE and MORE COMPLETE BOA CONSTRICTOR books you'll likely see the "seasonal Changes" part.

    My boa hasn't had a meal since October and that is completely normal. Holding some waste is also normal.

    That boa looks great from what I see in the pictures.

    I'd slowly space out the feedings she's old enough. She'll do great.
    Gio,

    Thank you for the post. I just realized how many posts I've had on Behira since she started shedding about every 3 weeks. I imagine you didn't read through all of it, so I'll summarize here for everyone's sake.

    I agree less is more with Boas.

    Having said all that, her breeder (BoaKings), Jeff Ronne, Vin Russo, Tommy Carpenter, my vet office (3 vets), have all encouraged me to feed her more often as the shedding is a little worrisome. No one seems to know for sure what's going on with that, but it does take energy for her to shed frequently, and the consensus is that this is either hormonal or she wants to grow right now.

    She had been on an every 3 week schedule, and I pushed to every ten days. That is temporary. Also, any signs of losing her preferred lean body shape and that will be spread out again.

    I know you are an authority here on Boas and really appreciate your post. I just want to make sure we are on the same page and that you know I am not acting quickly or recklessly, but rather listening to those with great knowledge on the issue and even the guy who wrote the Boa books, Vin.

    The waste issue is non-existent, I was just interested in getting a dry weight on her.

    Thank you again and continue to share your thoughts.

    David




    I got a few pictures of Behira with Katie and it's always great to see the love of my life with the animals, especially Behira.


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    Behira matches Katies hair real well...
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Gio,

    Thank you for the post. I just realized how many posts I've had on Behira since she started shedding about every 3 weeks. I imagine you didn't read through all of it, so I'll summarize here for everyone's sake.

    I agree less is more with Boas.

    Having said all that, her breeder (BoaKings), Jeff Ronne, Vin Russo, Tommy Carpenter, my vet office (3 vets), have all encouraged me to feed her more often as the shedding is a little worrisome. No one seems to know for sure what's going on with that, but it does take energy for her to shed frequently, and the consensus is that this is either hormonal or she wants to grow right now.

    She had been on an every 3 week schedule, and I pushed to every ten days. That is temporary. Also, any signs of losing her preferred lean body shape and that will be spread out again.

    I know you are an authority here on Boas and really appreciate your post. I just want to make sure we are on the same page and that you know I am not acting quickly or recklessly, but rather listening to those with great knowledge on the issue and even the guy who wrote the Boa books, Vin.

    The waste issue is non-existent, I was just interested in getting a dry weight on her.

    Thank you again and continue to share your thoughts.

    David




    I got a few pictures of Behira with Katie and it's always great to see the love of my life with the animals, especially Behira.


    Hi,

    Sorry, I just read some of the latest stuff in this thread and apologize that I have not followed the whole thread. Tommy Carpenter and Vin Russo advice is to be followed over anything I've stated.

    The boa looks great to me from the photos you've posted.

    I hope all turns out as it should. Reptiles can be very strange and there isn't an overabundance of studies on them.

    Thanks for at least looking at my post, but I think you are a few steps ahead of my comments.

    Best of luck and I'll try to stay more current.

    The retic forum was my stomping ground for a while. That's over now and I'm back to the areas I enjoy most. Boas and carpets.

    Keep the updates coming.
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