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    A Tale of Three Boas

    As many of you know, I have three boas now. Behira, 3 year and 9 month old Ghost BI, Feliz, 2 1/2 year old Dwarf Venezuelan BC, and Jeff Shemesh, a 1 year and 2 month old VPI T+ Sunglow Motley Jungle BI.

    People ask about growth rates, and it's difficult to show that here, with 1 female and two males, one of whom is a dwarf BC. Feliz will max out about Behira's weight now, or even less, at about 4 1/2 - 5FT. However, Jeff will probably be a little larger. For reference, Behira was Feliz's current weight at 1 year and 5 months, and is from the same breeder and is on the same feeding regiment as Jeff Shemesh.

    However, I thought I'd show them anyway, in the same container, so people can get an idea. I am also happy to post growth rates and share feeding regiment, etc.

    As we all say, less is more with Boas, and it's best to feed appropriate sized meals less often than more often.

    This also gives me chance to show off all three of my Boas, and be able to update all at once at least some of the time.

    Anyway, without further ado, from smallest to largest.

    Also, they are all in the Large Faunarium. http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/faunarium.php. It's the bottom one in the description, 18" long.

    Jeff Shemesh - VPI T+ Sunglow Motley Jungle BI, 1 year and 2 months - 220G +/-.


    Feliz - 2 1/2 years old - Dwarf BC - 525G +/-





    Behira - Ghost BI - 3 years and 9 months and about 1,900G +/-.


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    All very nice, but Feliz is just ridiculous. Very nice boa!!! I'm jealous!!

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    I love seeing them! They're all so distinctive in terms of color and pattern. Looks like Jeff Shemesh wasn't too keen on staying in that container, haha.
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    Re: A Tale of Three Boas

    Quote Originally Posted by cletus View Post
    All very nice, but Feliz is just ridiculous. Very nice boa!!! I'm jealous!!
    I have to second this!

    What a smoker!

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    Re: A Tale of Three Boas

    Very beautiful scaly babies. I just wanna Feliz of my own. I canít say I am not jealous.


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    Re: A Tale of Three Boas

    Quote Originally Posted by cletus View Post
    All very nice, but Feliz is just ridiculous. Very nice boa!!! I'm jealous!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    I have to second this!

    What a smoker!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kam View Post
    Very beautiful scaly babies. I just wanna Feliz of my own. I canít say I am not jealous.


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    Thank you! Feliz is gorgeous. He's super to handle, but so strong for his size. He really likes to explore and hates going back in his tank! He is also ridiculous when it comes to food drive. Right now it's him, Behira, and then Jeff, followed way behind by Yafe (CP), Figment (Corn), Solana (Corn), and Shayna (BP). Of course the boas lead the way though. They are nuts.

    It's funny. I got Feliz because of his "look" and wanted a true red tail/BC, but not something huge (per Katie mostly, but being all muscle I am okay with a dwarf BC, plus I love and respect my wife). I had to talk Tommy Carpenter into selling me one of his two holdbacks. One had a dog bone on his tail and was a beauty, but Feliz was the holdback for color. He busts my chops to this day that he let me buy Feliz off him. He's really turning out to be a stunner.

    He took 18 off for his Rio Bravo Dwarf Venezuelan Red Tails/BC's. This past year, they didn't breed. He's got some great locale boas if anyone is interested, but not another Feliz right now.

    I really lucked out.

    Temperament wise as well as beauty wise. Apparently, these Dwarf Red Tails are sweeties from the day the are born. Many locales are not exactly like that, or it really depends on the individual animal.

    It's awesome to have big boa personality in such a small package.

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    Tommy is a true locality breeder.
    Iím happy to see him getting credit here.

    You scored a beauty.

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    Re: A Tale of Three Boas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    Tommy is a true locality breeder.
    Iím happy to see him getting credit here.

    You scored a beauty.
    He deserves it, not just with Feliz, but I've seen other animals he's produced. He will also take the time to speak with prospective buyers about pros and cons what Boas might be right for them. He also takes the time after the sale, and for years to come, to stay in touch (if desired) and problem solve if needed. He helped me brainstorm an issue with Behira as well (the frequent shedding). All around, a great breeder and guy.

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    Very nice indeed, good sir!!!

    I gotta say, it's tough to not want to add a boa when I see examples like yours. Gio's Sniper thread, plus this thread...
    All beautiful animals, all looking tip top!

    Thanks for sharing, Dave!!
    ...life is beautiful...

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    Re: A Tale of Three Boas

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Very nice indeed, good sir!!!

    I gotta say, it's tough to not want to add a boa when I see examples like yours. Gio's Sniper thread, plus this thread...
    All beautiful animals, all looking tip top!

    Thanks for sharing, Dave!!
    Dude, get a boa!

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