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    Gonna pull the trigger!

    Iíve been contemplating (drooling at pics on morphmarket) getting a boa for several months and Iíve finally decided to do it. The main thing that has been keeping me from doing it sooner was the fear of possibly infecting my bpís. I read that boas can carry IBD and never show symptoms but could pass it on to my other snakes. Which means even after a 90 day quarantine I could still be at risk. Am I over reacting to something Iíve read on the Internet, or is it a valid concern. I have 6 ball pythons that I would hate to put at risk.

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    It's def a concern, but if you do your research and go with a reputable breeder you should be ok. Check the BOI over at Fauna Classifieds for info on breeders you might be interested in.

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    Re: Gonna pull the trigger!

    It's happened before, but so have other freak accidents in the world. I personally wouldn't worry too much, if at all. Just follow quarantine and you'll be alright.

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    Re: Gonna pull the trigger!

    Finally did it. Just got home with a sharp albino motley. She is stunning. I was looking her over before I put her in her temporary home, and I can see why people love these animals. So much more active than a ball python.

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    Congrats! You will enjoy her!

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    Re: Gonna pull the trigger!

    Would love some pictures! Congrats!


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    Re: Gonna pull the trigger!

    I love Boas! I have two; a female ghost BCI (Behira) and a Venezuelan Dwarf BCC/True Red Tail (Feliz). Great personalities, active, but not so much that they wear you out even when bigger. They are also curious and interactive and do not just look to hide.

    They are great fun and eat like clockwork.

    If it hasn't been discussed, you probably want to hook train. They are aggressive feeders and often think about food. I started the thread below about hook training. I hook train my boas and my carpet python. Anything that has a strong food response and/or can be cage defensive, and can do damage, should be hook trained IMO.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...=hook+training

    There are plenty of good boa peeps on here. Don't be afraid to ask anything. We are here to help.

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