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    Got a new BCI today

    I picked up my first BCI today at an expo. Meet Cas, the male kahl sunglow boa.

    Here he is:




    He's got some pretty orange outside his saddles near the tail which is cool


    Settling into his QT bin.


    His breeder sent me a picture of his mom, once they're done with the show this weekend I'll probably get a picture of dad as well. Not sure if the mom is sunglow or just albino (didn't ask and I'm not the best at morph ID'ing), but she has a lot of orange still as an adult, compared to the usual that I have seen of kahl line albinos.


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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    Great new pick up there,sunglows are so cool,mum looks like a sunglow to me especially with all that colour still
    Congratulations again


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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    There's a local reptile shop that the owner has one of his personal boas on display and that's the morph they had. So, now I have one, haha. The one at the shop had far less orange left than Cas's mom does, so I'm very happy to have him. The orange is stunning in person.

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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    well it's obvious you've got the addiction. how many snakes u got now?

    but CONGRATS!!!!! he looks beautiful. i'm sure he'll make a fantastic addition! love that coloring.
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    Very nice boa! Love the orange coloring... Believe me, this snake will be your favorite in your collection. I have 2 boas and love them to death!!!
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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    @tttaylorrr - the 2 pickups today make 9 total snakes. We're locking it in here for a few years though. I got a great deal local on 4 lightly/barely used T8s in addition to 1 I had already, so I was sort of filling out the ranks/empty cages xD
    2 corns, 2 balls, 1 milk, 2 very different king species, 1 sand boa, and 1 BCI.

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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    Quote Originally Posted by pretends2bnormal View Post
    @tttaylorrr - the 2 pickups today make 9 total snakes. We're locking it in here for a few years though. I got a great deal local on 4 lightly/barely used T8s in addition to 1 I had already, so I was sort of filling out the ranks/empty cages xD
    2 corns, 2 balls, 1 milk, 2 very different king species, 1 sand boa, and 1 BCI.

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    what a wonderful collection! again, congrats!!!
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    That's a pretty morph!

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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    Beautiful Sunglow! Mazel Tov! Great contrast and I am sure the pictures don't do him justice!

    Is he a 2018 baby? How much does he weigh? He looks tiny!

    His mother looks beautiful as well. I am by no means an expert, but from what I have seen, the mom looks Sunglow to me. As you said, the Sunglows tend to hold their color better than other albinos.

    Behira, my female Ghost BCI, just turned two years old (she was a June 2016 baby) and is a good 950G. She was 440G when I got her at just over a year. They grow fast, but have a LOT of growing to do.

    She's a sweetheart and will be a gentle giant ((she has become my favorite snake - SHHHHHH - don't tell Shayna (BP), Figment (adult corn), or Solana (tiny baby corn)). How's the temperament on your little guy?

    Good luck and keep us up to date on his growth!

    P.S. I just re-read the post and it seems this is your first BCI. I am still new to BCI's with Behira being my first. However, I've learned a lot, and there are quite a few Boa experts on here, some of whom have already posted (RichardHind1972). Ask as many questions as you have or want answered! We have a good group of Boa peeps on here who will chime in.
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    Re: Got a new BCI today

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Beautiful Sunglow! Mazel Tov! Great contrast and I am sure the pictures don't do him justice!

    Is he a 2018 baby? How much does he weigh? He looks tiny!

    His mother looks beautiful as well. I am by no means an expert, but from what I have seen, the mom looks Sunglow to me. As you said, the Sunglows tend to hold their color better than other albinos.

    Behira, my female Ghost BCI, just turned two years old (she was a June 2016 baby) and is a good 950G. She was 440G when I got her at just over a year. They grow fast, but have a LOT of growing to do.

    She's a sweetheart and will be a gentle giant ((she has become my favorite snake - SHHHHHH - don't tell Shayna (BP), Figment (adult corn), or Solana (tiny baby corn)). How's the temperament on your little guy?

    Good luck and keep us up to date on his growth!

    P.S. I just re-read the post and it seems this is your first BCI. I am still new to BCI's with Behira being my first. However, I've learned a lot, and there are quite a few Boa experts on here, some of whom have already posted (RichardHind1972). Ask as many questions as you have or want answered! We have a good group of Boa peeps on here who will chime in.
    He is a 2018 baby. The breeder wasn't sure at the show his birthday, but he's going to send me the info when he's back home after the show ends, and possibly a picture of the dad.

    He weighs 84 grams! So so small. His breeder said he's around 3 months old. (Also, I'm 5'2" so I've got small hands as well)

    I bought his only male sunglow on the table (he had 3 females as well). He was the only boa breeder at the show with any albinos at all. The other 3 or 4 tables that had boas were all hypos, jungles, and hets. I think 1 table had mostly surinames, so BCC I think.
    Excepting one more table that looked like super high-end morphs and had no prices marker. (Had an all black and all white boa as NFS on display and a few others. Possibly a blood? I'm not sure)

    My favorite changes day by day, honestly. (Not that I don't love them all!!) My honduran milk snake has probably been my favorite lately due to his very calm temperament (not usual for a milk from what I've heard, ha) and easy handling. He has been easy going, if a bit more head shy (I think albino = poor eye sight, so he doesnt see it coming hardly at all) than most of my others, since I brought him home. He was 20 grams in March (not sure if that makes him 2017 or 2018...) and is now pushing 80-85 grams feeding about 10-13% by weight.

    So far I've only handled Cas for a few minutes to get pictures and weigh before letting him settle, so he was a little cool from the show still. He was pretty calm overall, though both at home and at the show he decided he wanted to get away/get to the table in front of me and moved a bit quicker for that, but nothing compared to my colubrids nor what I suspect would be his full speed. He was determined to check some things out, I think. He came out of the bag much like Vega my banana BP did.. easily in a palm-sized ball, and right around the opening decided he didn't want to leave and tried to make his way back into the bag.

    From the breeder's description. The mom is around 6-6.5 feet and fairly girthy and the dad is probably 5 feet or so and substantially leaner. I suspect the dad is pretty young since the 6 foot male they have at a local reptile store (owners personal pet) is a good deal thicker at 5-6 years old.

    I'm sure I will have questions. I like to think I've learned a lot watching some of the threads on here, including Behira's.

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