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    Re: The New Crew

    Theyíre all looking so awesome! That boa is a stunner. Are you deliberately cooling everyone down a bit this winter or letting it happen naturally as ambient temps in the room cool? And do you think youíll fast Klauss this year? I have so many questions!

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    Re: The New Crew

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Slytherin View Post
    They’re all looking so awesome! That boa is a stunner. Are you deliberately cooling everyone down a bit this winter or letting it happen naturally as ambient temps in the room cool? And do you think you’ll fast Klauss this year? I have so many questions!
    I am kinda cooling everyone this year. I haven't put the heater in the critter room yet like I normally do this time of year but I will if it gets too cold. My ambient temps are in the low-mid 70s during the day and as low as 70 at night. I won't totally fast them but I'll probably only offer food once a month for the winter. This is my first winter cooling so we'll see how it goes. Do you feed normally or dial back your feedings a little during the winter? Not sure how much winter you get out in Cali though.
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    Re: The New Crew

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    I am kinda cooling everyone this year. I haven't put the heater in the critter room yet like I normally do this time of year but I will if it gets too cold. My ambient temps are in the low-mid 70s during the day and as low as 70 at night. I won't totally fast them but I'll probably only offer food once a month for the winter. This is my first winter cooling so we'll see how it goes. Do you feed normally or dial back your feedings a little during the winter? Not sure how much winter you get out in Cali though.
    This will only be my second winter with the kids, so Iím still figuring everything out! Last year, my temps werenít quite dialed in for the scrub and his cage got kind of cool in the winter...so he hid and slept a lot, as I recall. And my Dumerilís was already feeding so infrequently that she seemed to take most of the winter off anyway.

    Now that their setups are stable and my herpstat has proven itself...I feel like I should drop their temps a bit. Seems like most keepers do?

    Although, the scrub seems to like warmer temps. I set his basking spot to 95 during the day and 83 at night and he loves to sleep right under it. All day, every day, he just rotates from hot perch to warm hide to cool perch. Especially at night, he curls up in his branches as close to the heat lamp as he can get! I periodically check the forecast in the Tanimbar Islands and it doesnít seem like it cools down much at night. Maybe Iíll just try it for a bit and see if there are any behavioral changes!

    Food wise, I think your plan is a good one. I wonít fast them, but offer less frequently. My Dum needs to catch up on some growth lost from being such a picky baby Although, eating her leftovers is making my scrub fat


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    Re: The New Crew

    These 3 are all eating, shedding, pooping and growing well. The scrub is still a bit of a @&#^$ but the boas are as chill as can be.





    Fresh shed





    Love this girl.



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    Re: The New Crew

    Looking good.

    Sorry the Scrub is a bit of a PITA. Are the known to grow out of that, or is that kind of their modus operandi?

    Yeah, you cannot go wrong with boas. If they are chill now, they will only get calmer and more confident as they get bigger.

    Behira was chill from day one, but she's much more confident now. Big difference between 400G and 1,200G. Excited to see what another 4,000G does to her demeanor. Probably won't change much, but that's fine with me. I like her just fine the way she is.

    Feliz, at a whopping 135G, could not be calmer if he tried. However, it will be pretty cool to see him a little more confident. I am still very gentle with him as he's working the "it's a big world" thing.

    Keep working with those two and they will keep rewarding you.

    You seem as happy as I am that you got into Boas.

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    Re: The New Crew

    That Argentine is something else, Ziggy. Feel free to spam us with pics of her anytime


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    Re: The New Crew

    Really are great el Ziggy, love the fresh clean line when a motley had shed ,there so defined like someone has drawn them on.
    That Argentine is stunning, really love the high speckling and that scrub wow there's so much iridescence ,I hope she settles down a bit for you

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    Thanks y'all. We're all blessed with some really cool critters.

    @ Dave- I have to admit boas are the best thing to happen to me since carpets . They're really easy to love. They put me more at ease when I handle them than any of my other snakes and they both have a very calming effect on me.

    As far as scrubs go I've seen some that are pretty chill and some that are jerks. I think it just comes with the territory sometimes. I hope Klauss calms down as an adult but I'm prepared to accept him for who he is. None of my other snakes are nearly as fiery as he is, and sometimes he is a real PITA, but I love him anyway. He does have some days when he behaves perfectly but you still can't let your guard down with him. I kinda wanted a snake that was more challenging and I seem to have found one. Hopefully we'll trust each other more when he's 10'+. I am learning more about him though. For example, he's more likely to strike, bite, and musk if I try to remove him from a perch than he is when I take him out of one of his hides.
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    Re: The New Crew

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post

    I am learning more about him though. For example, he's more likely to strike, bite, and musk if I try to remove him from a perch than he is when I take him out of one of his hides.
    Hahahahaha, yep! Itís always best to sneak-attack while their sleeping under a hide! Pop stopped sleeping in his larger hide for like 9 months because he realized that was the easiest place from which to scoop him up😂 Pretty sure someone in the FB group once told me, ďnever let them get higher ground on you.Ē Hope he lays off you a bit soon. Mine is super docile and itís still a fight to the death to get him out every time🙄

    Why canít we have a pet who just comes when you call??

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    Ziggy, I Love seeing your collection, itís a special one for sure.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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