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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira left me a pretty large present today. Dry, she weighed in at 2,060G. That might be a little high since she ate on Monday, but I think she's definitely crossed the 2KG mark.

    She seems great, but I only spent a little time with her as she wasn't the only one who left me something to clean .

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira left me another present yesterday. Unusual that close together, but she is eating every ten days now.

    She weighed 2,010G after that drop. So, still over 2KG now.

    She is starting to thicken up and get that more adult boa body style.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira looking great Mr dave

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    She's looking good! She shares body type with my own ghost girl, who had kind of a skinny lanky girl look to her until she reached the 2,000 gram mark. I did also deal with a striking problem with my jungle girl, but her's seems to have been a hormonal thing. She stopped striking the glass as soon as I introduced a male to her, and she only really did it during season changes. She continues to be nice now that she's hopefully gravid: upping her feeding didn't help but breeding did lol. Just waiting on that POS that should happen this month. ^.^ Hopefully Behira starts behaving for you, too, I've had a few food-driven snakes, and at least ime more food hasn't fixed the issue just made them fat. All of those were adults, though, so no growth spurts to cause a response like that. Gonna have to wait and see how maturity fits her.
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    3.3 Boa imperator ('15 sunglow "Nymeria," '11 wild-type "Cloud," '15 ghost "Tirel," '16 anery motley "Crona," '10 ghost "Howl," '08 junge "Dominika")
    0.1 reticulated python ('14 "Riverrun")

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    2.2 Brazilian rainbow boa ('15 Picasso stripe BRBs "Guin" and "Morzan, and '15 hypo "Homura", '14 normal "Sanji")
    1.0 garter snake ('13 albino checkered "Draco")
    1.0 eastern garter ('13 "Demigod)
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by CloudtheBoa View Post
    She's looking good! She shares body type with my own ghost girl, who had kind of a skinny lanky girl look to her until she reached the 2,000 gram mark. I did also deal with a striking problem with my jungle girl, but her's seems to have been a hormonal thing. She stopped striking the glass as soon as I introduced a male to her, and she only really did it during season changes. She continues to be nice now that she's hopefully gravid: upping her feeding didn't help but breeding did lol. Just waiting on that POS that should happen this month. ^.^ Hopefully Behira starts behaving for you, too, I've had a few food-driven snakes, and at least ime more food hasn't fixed the issue just made them fat. All of those were adults, though, so no growth spurts to cause a response like that. Gonna have to wait and see how maturity fits her.
    Thank you.

    The more frequent feeding is an attempt to address the frequent shedding issue. She does not seem to be getting too fat, but I am keeping an eye on her. Any signs of excess fat vs. growth and she goes back to a longer duration between feedings regardless of shed cycle.

    Not sure what to do about the striking except keep the drape up so it only happens with feeding and she doesn’t get hurt when I walk by the tank.

    She is still a total sweetheart once I touch her with the hook and take her out.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Thank you.

    The more frequent feeding is an attempt to address the frequent shedding issue. She does not seem to be getting too fat, but I am keeping an eye on her. Any signs of excess fat vs. growth and she goes back to a longer duration between feedings regardless of shed cycle.

    Not sure what to do about the striking except keep the drape up so it only happens with feeding and she doesnít get hurt when I walk by the tank.

    She is still a total sweetheart once I touch her with the hook and take her out.
    Ah yes, I guess I didnít go back far enough to see the shedding issue, though I did see about it awhile ago. How has the shedding issue panned out? Iíd usually assume some sort of injury or illness if a snake was shedding more often than once a month. I went back quite far and couldnít find the beginning of the issues, but you mentioned a vet? Did they not perform any kind of x-ray or blood work to rule out an illness or physical issue? Especially with it still seeming to be happening. Even though sheís shedding less often now, going back through the thread as far as I went, the frequency seems to have jumped back and forth without stabilizing.


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    0.1 reticulated python ('14 "Riverrun")

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    2.2 Brazilian rainbow boa ('15 Picasso stripe BRBs "Guin" and "Morzan, and '15 hypo "Homura", '14 normal "Sanji")
    1.0 garter snake ('13 albino checkered "Draco")
    1.0 eastern garter ('13 "Demigod)
    0.0.1 ball python ('06 "Bud")

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by CloudtheBoa View Post
    Ah yes, I guess I didnít go back far enough to see the shedding issue, though I did see about it awhile ago. How has the shedding issue panned out? Iíd usually assume some sort of injury or illness if a snake was shedding more often than once a month. I went back quite far and couldnít find the beginning of the issues, but you mentioned a vet? Did they not perform any kind of x-ray or blood work to rule out an illness or physical issue? Especially with it still seeming to be happening. Even though sheís shedding less often now, going back through the thread as far as I went, the frequency seems to have jumped back and forth without stabilizing.


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    Vet did ultrasound and I think bloodwork. Donít remember now.

    Shedding has stabilized at about every 25-27 days.

    Would like to see that at 2 months plus instead.

    She seems healthy otherwise. Gaining weight, eats like a pig, goes to the bathroom normally, etc.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Vet did ultrasound and I think bloodwork. Donít remember now.

    Shedding has stabilized at about every 25-27 days.

    Would like to see that at 2 months plus instead.

    She seems healthy otherwise. Gaining weight, eats like a pig, goes to the bathroom normally, etc.
    Hopefully it stays that way. I did notice in the past it would jump between the more frequent and the 20+ day frequencies, so fingers crossed it sticks this time. Itís so strange Iíve never heard of anything like this before, not for this long at least.


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    0.1 reticulated python ('14 "Riverrun")

    ~RIP~
    2.2 Brazilian rainbow boa ('15 Picasso stripe BRBs "Guin" and "Morzan, and '15 hypo "Homura", '14 normal "Sanji")
    1.0 garter snake ('13 albino checkered "Draco")
    1.0 eastern garter ('13 "Demigod)
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Had Behira out today for a bit. She's looking great and so calm and docile.

    There's a video below of her just chilling on me, mostly of her head (light phase too). I want to show people that even though Boas can get big, they are incredibly manageable and calm creatures. Great to handle. Yes, they have an epic food response, but hook training pretty much ensures that you do not get mistaken for prey. If you can get over, or like, their size, and can handle the food response, they are awesome pets.



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