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    Healthy weight on yearling dwarf boa?

    Hi! Wondering what a healthy standard weight for a dwarf (in this case Sonoran) boa would be?
    Looking at getting a female thatís a few months over a year old and she is around 200 grams. Is this normal for this type of boa? Seem a bit small however Iíve heard that boas grow slow. I comparison my BP is 8 months and already 700 grams.

    Read somewhere that BRBís normally tend to be around 200 grams for a yearling so maybe itís totally normal.

    would be super grateful for some input!


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    Re: Healthy weight on yearling dwarf boa?

    Remember sonoran boas are a dwarf boa and as an adult are less than 5ft and not very girthy too compared to a standard boa imperata

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    I would go more by body condition from the pictures than the weight. Personally I'd prefer a boa show up a little on the light side as it's much easier to put weight on them than take it off.

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    I agree with above about just judging by visual body condition rather than weight. For some of the old-school boa breeders, it's not even standard practice to weigh young boas at all, as long as they look healthy and are feeding/behaving normally. My male Hypo Blood boa is a little over a year old, and while I've never weighed him yet, he's only maybe 1/3 the girth of my 1-year-old male ball pythons (who currently clock in at around 500-600g), so the 200g weight that you mentioned doesn't sound unreasonable to me. My BPs were my only frame of reference as well when I got my boas, but I've found that they aren't a very useful benchmark for each other due to their significantly different body shapes and growth rates, haha.
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    2018 Butter Mojave BEL - Ravus ("Rae")

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