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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Looking really good ckuhn003
    The power even in a small boa is really noticeable. Now you know why there food doesn't get away very easy

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    Ckuhn003,

    Phantom looks awesome. Glad he is doing well and settling down for you.

    I think he's going to be an awesome and docile guy for you. You just needed to give him some time and not overwhelm him.

    If he's still chill for another few weeks, you can probably go to holding him 3-4X a week instead of 2-3X. You can also try holding him for up to 15 minutes instead of 10, etc.

    I think you know how to read him now and he's demonstrated he appreciates the respect and care. Keep up the good work.

    By the way, if you think he's strong now, just wait!
    Thanks fellas for the kind comments! It'll be interesting to see if he reverts back to his normal aggressive feeding response instead of the passive approach he took last week.
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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ckuhn003 View Post
    Thanks fellas for the kind comments! It'll be interesting to see if he reverts back to his normal aggressive feeding response instead of the passive approach he took last week.
    Feeding response can change depending on a variety of factors. I wouldn't sweat it. A few times when younger, Behira had me put the rat down and then ate it anyway.

    These days, I can't have it in there for more than 5 seconds without it getting nailed.

    However, I am now feeding every three weeks, not every 1 and then 2 weeks.

    Keep up the good work. Love his look; so clean!

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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Phantom looks awesome CK. I can't wait for my boas to start getting some size on them.
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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    To my surprise, I lifted Phantomís hide and found his first shed for me; all wadded up in a small ball. Itís been over two months since he arrived and I was wondering when it was going to come. I didnít notice any physical signs that it was coming like Iím able o with my BP. With my BP, his eyes become cloudy. Iím wondering if this explains the lackadaisical feeding a week ago when he gently took his prey. Regardless, Iíve been holding him during this phase and he never showed any aggression which I guess is a good sign. He continues to press hard into my arms and hands which causes his mouth to open a little

    Hereís some pictures of the new paint job. I think he looks so fresh and so clean!














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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    He looks super clean.

    Sounds like your humidity is dead on.

    Way to go!

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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    He is one smooth operator! Lookin good in the new suit!
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    Gosh what a looker! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Looking great,really love his greys and whites on his tail


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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Itís fairly common for a shedding snake to refuse food, and you can see the blue eyes in the photo. If they do take, their striking behavior is much reduced.

    Iíve noticed most boasí eyes donít go completely blue like other snakes. I have some photos on my laptop of my boas in deep blue, and their eye coloring is still very apparent even at the height of milkines.

    The nose bumping is pretty normal behavior for most snakes. If youíre talking about them almost dragging their head across, bumping their nose up along the way? Itís way for them to feel for a place to grip, and when they do they will squeeeeze, or flop around if they still feel they are falling. I generally just guide my hand to their head and roll it into their coils as they come to wrap around. If theyíre especially nervous, theyíll bite as soon as they feel you touch them, but usually this calms them right down.

    Heís looking good as ever!


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    Re: Phantom: Super Ghost BCI Progression Thread

    Things are still going well with Phantom. We had one of the best handling sessions where he was super chill and spent several minutes motionless wrapped around my hand. I still have yet to place him down on a surface and let him roam free.

    As you can see from one of the pictures below, he has a good anchor going with the tip of his tail.

    Also, the end of quarantine is fast approaching. I think itís around two more weeks until the 90 day quarantine ends which is a good thing since itís getting chilly here. Iíll be moving him to a heated basement where my BP is. Iím still not sure when Iíll move him from his quarantine tub to his forever home which is an AP10 heated with an RHP. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.












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