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View Poll Results: What BI to get - Male, Female, or best color and temperament regardless of sex?

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  • Male Lipstick Sunglow Motley

    3 23.08%
  • Female Lipstick Sunglow Motley

    1 7.69%
  • Best Color, Pattern, and Temperament Combo, regardless of sex?

    9 69.23%
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    Re: What to get - BI - Male or Female?

    If I were in your boots, I'd pick the boa with the best temperament, then size, then color. More importantly, I'd do that through the lens of what I want right now and what I'd still want/be willing to deal with 20+ years from now. Ask yourself (and Katie, too!): what would the you of twenty years in the future want on top of the rest of your collection? What type of life do you want twenty years in the future, and how would the prospective boa fit in? I've found that the answers to these questions can sometimes surprise you.

    I'm sure you'll make a wise decision either way. Go with your gut, don't feel rushed, and pick that sunglow of your dreams!
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    If you want a female, go with the female option.

    If I'm not mistaken, Jeff makes cage extensions and if she grew larger than expected you could pop on the extension.

    Boas are fairly consistent in temperament, generally and things can change with age no matter how they start out. A mellow snake at the start can get a bit sketchy later. BCI boas seem to be less touchy than the BCC types, but again everything varies from one individual to the next.

    My retic being a wonderful example of starting out placid and turning into a jackass at 3+ years old.

    That male looks awesome though.

    Go with your instinct!

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    Iím in the camp with the majority as well. Best of luck with your decision.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Re: What to get - BI - Male or Female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    If you want a female, go with the female option.

    If I'm not mistaken, Jeff makes cage extensions and if she grew larger than expected you could pop on the extension.

    Boas are fairly consistent in temperament, generally and things can change with age no matter how they start out. A mellow snake at the start can get a bit sketchy later. BCI boas seem to be less touchy than the BCC types, but again everything varies from one individual to the next.

    My retic being a wonderful example of starting out placid and turning into a jackass at 3+ years old.

    That male looks awesome though.

    Go with your instinct!
    I totally agree with this statement by Gio. I wouldn't even worry about present temperament, since a mellow snake could later turn aggressive and I've heard young boa's can start nippy and turn into sweet hearts. So I would go by size and pick the male if you want a smaller one. OR go by which ever is your visual favorite, regardless of the sex of it as long as you don't care that the female will get larger than the male.

    If you prefer a smaller version and the male has the best visual that will make your choice pretty clear and easy.

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    I've only dealt with one major boa, a BCI, that was an absolute terror as a yearling, & with my patience, became a totally trustworthy bundle of sweetness, so I'm one
    that doesn't put TOO much stock in how a snake starts out, even though I put "personality" way above appearance & color. You can usually improve their behavior
    but it's hard to put the genii back in the bottle if a snake gets huge, lol...& they don't always stay the same as their parents either, any more than we do. Glad it's
    not for me to decide.
    Many friends in low places...

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    I mean there is nothing saying you "have" to fill the tank. You could just leave it empty... like forever, or move some of your reptile stuff to storage there...

    Just saying....

    xoxo

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    Re: What to get - BI - Male or Female?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewalker View Post
    i mean there is nothing saying you "have" to fill the tank. You could just leave it empty... Like forever, or move some of your reptile stuff to storage there...

    Just saying....

    xoxo
    how dare u say something like that!!
    Iím just a bill sitting on top of capital hill.

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    Re: What to get - BI - Male or Female?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunshineWalker View Post
    I mean there is nothing saying you "have" to fill the tank. You could just leave it empty... like forever, or move some of your reptile stuff to storage there...

    Just saying....

    xoxo
    But seriously, it might be nice to wait...no rush to fill it. (FYI, I have 4 empty tanks myself, they've been empty for a long time now.)
    Many friends in low places...

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