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    Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Getting my young son a corn snake back in Feb made me realize how much I missed having a boa. So, after more than a decade without one, I got a new boa in early June. She has a crazy loud hiss so we've named her Lyssa after the Greek Goddess. She's been all bark and no bite though. Despite sounding ferocious, she's super calm and curious once she's out of the cage.

    Not the best pics just yet, but here are a few of my first set. She is 10 months old here.


    Thanks to everyone who answered my questions on this forum. Special thanks to BCR229 who so generously sold me her last Tarahumara female from 2019 and answered dozens of my questions.







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    Re: Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Very nice indeed, she's should hopefully settle down for you, so funny when such a little thing hisses so loud

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    She is just beautiful! I love the silvery sheen and warm copper/peach hues. I really love my Tarahumara, and like yours, they are so hissy that it's actually funny, but are real sweethearts once they're out.

    Keep us updated, and I'd love to keep seeing pictures as she grows. I'd also love updates on her enclosure and any enclosure upgrades.
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    Glad to hear she's doing well for you.

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    Re: Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    She is just beautiful! I love the silvery sheen and warm copper/peach hues. I really love my Tarahumara, and like yours, they are so hissy that it's actually funny, but are real sweethearts once they're out.

    Keep us updated, and I'd love to keep seeing pictures as she grows. I'd also love updates on her enclosure and any enclosure upgrades.

    I'll keep everyone updated. Her enclosure is basic right now, but her AP T12 mansion is due to arrive in mid-Aug. I toyed with the idea of dividing it, but I'll probably just let her have it all to herself as a forever home.

    I actually have 2 T12s on order, so I get 1 other boa pick. I'm leaning towards a BCA.

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    Those T12s are beautiful, and look great for these guys, as I understand it isn't unusual for them to enjoy a bit of a climb. I'm also looking at a T12 as the final home for my Jungle Carpet Python, though for now a 3x2x2 is more than enough for him.

    I've got my little ones (they're 9 months old) in 2' enclosures for now, but they'll bump up to 3x2x2 next year. We'll see what they ultimately need, but the T12 looks like a great option.
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    Re: Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Some new outdoor pics to post below. I've read several threads on it, but when should I become concerned over a lack of pee/poop to clean? It's been 4 weeks and 2 feedings (6/14 & 6/28) without poop or even a small pile of urates. I know their metabolism is slow, but that seems extreme. She doesn't appear to have sausage butt in the pics below which were from yesterday. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

    In other news, my cleaning lady of 6 years quit b/c she "can't even be in the same house with a snake".










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    Re: Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Great pics she looks awesome,

    if she's on small prey items she may be using it all up, I wouldn't worry too much unless she is getting sausage butt, then a really great soak normally get things moving

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    Here she is after a fresh shed and in a new enclosure. It took her two tries, but she ate her first mouse in here while hanging from the bamboo.


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    Re: Lyssa - new Tarahumara Boa

    Beautiful Boa

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