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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

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    I just love the enthusiasm of a BCI.
    LOL. Yeah, that's one way to put it. Another is BE CAREFUL! Boas love their food! At Behira's size, and the size she will get, feeding is not for the faint of heart or those who aren't cautious. She strikes soooooo hard! Yafe, in comparison grabs the rat off the tongues. The Boas hit like a freight train! Every time, like clockwork, BAM!

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    LOL. Yeah, that's one way to put it. Another is BE CAREFUL! Boas love their food! At Behira's size, and the size she will get, feeding is not for the faint of heart or those who aren't cautious. She strikes soooooo hard! Yafe, in comparison grabs the rat off the tongues. The Boas hit like a freight train! Every time, like clockwork, BAM!
    I know- don't forget, I had a large BCI for many years. FUN to feed! And I never had to beg her to eat or blow-dry her food, lol.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I know- don't forget, I had a large BCI for many years. FUN to feed! And I never had to beg her to eat or blow-dry her food, lol.
    LOL! Yeah, the corn snakes and the boas could care less about warming it up in hot water or blow drying it. I can barely get in the darn tank before they are on it. They would probably go after it frozen (of course I would never do that).

    Shayna (BP) and Yafe (CP) are pretty good about a quick warm and then they are on it pretty quick too. However, can't beat a defrost, offer, and BAM! I will say that the boas seem to wrap/coil forever though. I feed them first and everyone else is usually finished before they uncoil!

    I want to tell them, "Um, it's already dead guys." However, if i had that ability, to speak to reptiles, I would probably tell the boas to chill and let me get the food in the tank before they go after it! My heart would probably last longer!

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    LOL! Yeah, the corn snakes and the boas could care less about warming it up in hot water or blow drying it. I can barely get in the darn tank before they are on it. They would probably go after it frozen (of course I would never do that).

    Shayna (BP) and Yafe (CP) are pretty good about a quick warm and then they are on it pretty quick too. However, can't beat a defrost, offer, and BAM! I will say that the boas seem to wrap/coil forever though. I feed them first and everyone else is usually finished before they uncoil!

    I want to tell them, "Um, it's already dead guys." However, if i had that ability, to speak to reptiles, I would probably tell the boas to chill and let me get the food in the tank before they go after it! My heart would probably last longer!
    I agree about boas being slower to feed- that's even true of my rosy boa- her motto seems to be "can't be too careful"? My spotted python & all my rat snakes love to streak after & grab their food too- they keep my reflexes in shape, hahaha.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira shed last night. I got some good pics of her and her and me today.

    She gets another large rat next weekend. She's doing great on those and looks happy and healthy. I saw someone's hypo BI female the other day. 5 years old +/- and 2X Behira's weight, but not much longer. She has been on rabbits for a while, and often. To each her own, but I like the way Behira has grown and continues to grow; slow and steady. At no point has she been starved or even fasted, but she's consistently been fed an appropriate sized meal every 2-3 weeks once on rats.

    I am always open to criticism, and have heard different approaches, but have yet to hear someone say that slow(er) growing hurts BI's or affects longevity. I've heard the opposite, but nothing to support what I am doing is harmful.

    Anyway, I ranted here, but when in doubt, with BI's at least, I believe in slower growing and not trying to get to breeding size or "show off to your friends," size too quickly.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira left me a huge present this morning. She weighs in dry at 2,740G now. She's hitting a growth spurt on the large rats.

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Behira left me a huge present this morning. She weighs in dry at 2,740G now. She's hitting a growth spurt on the large rats.
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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira is looking awsome dave

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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    2,800G dry now. Definitely having a growth spurt.

    Behira is looking great, and so is my mom, one of my favorite snake models.


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    Re: Behira - 2016 Female Ivory Ghost - First BCI

    Behira loves her large rats. She's having a good growth spurt and has adjusted to eating every 3 weeks vs. every 2.



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