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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    I was in an email exchange with Vin Russo last week, and while he didn't have any more specific details about when the new edition of The Complete Boa Constrictor is coming out, he did mention that his other book, Boas in Captivity, is shorter but still a good crash course on boas. It's also considerably more budget-friendly; the paperback edition is available on Amazon for $11, and the Kindle edition is $3.
    That's an excellent option!
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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    I was in an email exchange with Vin Russo last week, and while he didn't have any more specific details about when the new edition of The Complete Boa Constrictor is coming out, he did mention that his other book, Boas in Captivity, is shorter but still a good crash course on boas. It's also considerably more budget-friendly; the paperback edition is available on Amazon for $11, and the Kindle edition is $3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    That's an excellent option!
    Aw thanks guys Iíll make sure to check this book out

    You helped a lot

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    Re: Credible?

    Vin russo talks about his new book coming out in this autumn(fall) in an interview he did with Brian cusko, was really interesting interview, talking about the new taxonomy etc with boas, can't wait for his new book
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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Vin russo talks about his new book coming out in this autumn(fall) in an interview he did with Brian cusko, was really interesting interview, talking about the new taxonomy etc with boas, can't wait for his new book
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    I'm excited to read the newly revised edition of The Complete Boa Constrictor, too! Though I admit, the original reason I watched the above interview was because the little hypo blood boa that Vin brings out to show -- around the 12:50 mark -- is actually the exact one I just bought from him, haha! The little guy just arrived home on Tuesday.

    @tickyyy: I think, if your main goal right now is to study up on boa care and husbandry for pet-keeping purposes, then the smaller book Boas in Captivity is a perfect fit for you. The big book mainly expands upon the history, taxonomy and genetics of the various boa subspecies/localities, as well as advanced care information that is important for boa breeders. Essentially, Boas in Captivity is good for a handbook/manual, while The Complete Boa Constrictor is more of a comprehensive reference textbook.
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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    I'm excited to read the newly revised edition of The Complete Boa Constrictor, too! Though I admit, the original reason I watched the above interview was because the little hypo blood boa that Vin brings out to show -- around the 12:50 mark -- is actually the exact one I just bought from him, haha! The little guy just arrived home on Tuesday.

    @tickyyy: I think, if your main goal right now is to study up on boa care and husbandry for pet-keeping purposes, then the smaller book Boas in Captivity is a perfect fit for you. The big book mainly expands upon the history, taxonomy and genetics of the various boa subspecies/localities, as well as advanced care information that is important for boa breeders. Essentially, Boas in Captivity is good for a handbook/manual, while The Complete Boa Constrictor is more of a comprehensive reference textbook.
    That is so cool RedRabbit
    He really does some amazing hypo blood boas, so red, congratulations


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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    I'm excited to read the newly revised edition of The Complete Boa Constrictor, too! Though I admit, the original reason I watched the above interview was because the little hypo blood boa that Vin brings out to show -- around the 12:50 mark -- is actually the exact one I just bought from him, haha! The little guy just arrived home on Tuesday.

    @tickyyy: I think, if your main goal right now is to study up on boa care and husbandry for pet-keeping purposes, then the smaller book Boas in Captivity is a perfect fit for you. The big book mainly expands upon the history, taxonomy and genetics of the various boa subspecies/localities, as well as advanced care information that is important for boa breeders. Essentially, Boas in Captivity is good for a handbook/manual, while The Complete Boa Constrictor is more of a comprehensive reference textbook.

    Congratulations RedRabbit...I foretell more amazing photos from you somewhere in the future...

    And I think you nailed the essential differences in the books mentioned too.
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    That's a fine book and has generally good info (been years since I read my copy). There are plenty of good boa people here that can help if you have questions or need clarification on anything for care.
    Jeff wrote the breeding section and along with his old reptile article (he took offline years ago sadly) it's what helped me successfully breed boas since 2003.
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    Re: Credible?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    That's a fine book and has generally good info (been years since I read my copy). There are plenty of good boa people here that can help if you have questions or need clarification on anything for care.
    Jeff wrote the breeding section and along with his old reptile article (he took offline years ago sadly) it's what helped me successfully breed boas since 2003.
    Agree with this.
    I have a copy myself.
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    Re: Credible?

    Thank you guys so much!! You are really helpful and supportive of all the questions I ask (I feel like I ask a lot and I donít wanna be annoying lol). Iím really glad I stumbled across this forum; I have like tons of more questions to come so I think Iím gonna make a separate thread for them. Also thank you ab the books, I think ima buy boas in captivity

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    Heh, thanks Richard and Bogertophis! He's a little beauty, it's been SO hard to force myself to leave him alone and let him settle in, haha ...

    And tickyyy, the more questions the better, you are absolutely not being annoying at all! It's awesome and very responsible of you to be doing thorough research and preparing like you are.
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