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    Re: Overfed Yearling

    Ty all.

    Sorry if it was posted in redtails,, my bad.

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    Re: Overfed Yearling

    Quote Originally Posted by rakeonepow View Post
    Ty all.

    Sorry if it was posted in redtails,, my bad.

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    Thereís no Central American boas forum on here so red tails is fine. Youíve clearly stated the animalís background in your posts so anyone that cares to read can glean that information with ease.


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    I hope you didn't take my mentioning I did not think it was a red tail as confrontational. I was merely stating that Morph Boas grow at a faster rate than locality Boas.

    Here is the Brian Boas video discussing just that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1_3JZ8hiM

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    Re: Overfed Yearling

    OP - what you describe of the past feeding doesn't seem like power feeding at all. Your current schedule is fine, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alien View Post
    I am far from an expert but that doesn't look like a red tail to me (this is posted in the red tail section). Kind of looks like some kind or Morph to me? Brian Boas has some you tube videos showing Morphs grow faster than normal/regular Boas.

    With that being said your snake looks healthy to me.
    Red tail is an outdated term used to refer to various/all boa constrictors, depending on who you ask. Since there isn't a "boa constrictor" category, or a more specific one to suite OP's boa, this forum unfortunately would still be considered the correct one. I don't really like using "red tail" for any boa constrictor, but that was the most common label used for them in the past next to boa constrictor, and that's what the forum is using.

    Also not really sure how a morph would grow faster than a normal. lol Feeding holds the most influence over growth rate. My normal grew faster than any of my morphs - he was 6' by 3 years whereas my 5 year old morphs have yet to reach 6'. But there was a year period where housing got kinda crazy, and where my usual f/t suppliers ran out of the rats I needed...which is why I now breed my own. They may have already reached 6' by now if it weren't for that, and they're growing more rapidly than ever now. But regardless, they never would have reached 6' by 3 years unless I power fed them as well.
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    Re: Overfed Yearling

    Quote Originally Posted by CloudtheBoa View Post
    OP - what you describe of the past feeding doesn't seem like power feeding at all. Your current schedule is fine, too.



    Red tail is an outdated term used to refer to various/all boa constrictors, depending on who you ask. Since there isn't a "boa constrictor" category, or a more specific one to suite OP's boa, this forum unfortunately would still be considered the correct one. I don't really like using "red tail" for any boa constrictor, but that was the most common label used for them in the past next to boa constrictor, and that's what the forum is using.

    Also not really sure how a morph would grow faster than a normal. lol Feeding holds the most influence over growth rate. My normal grew faster than any of my morphs - he was 6' by 3 years whereas my 5 year old morphs have yet to reach 6'. But there was a year period where housing got kinda crazy, and where my usual f/t suppliers ran out of the rats I needed...which is why I now breed my own. They may have already reached 6' by now if it weren't for that, and they're growing more rapidly than ever now. But regardless, they never would have reached 6' by 3 years unless I power fed them as well.
    I don't think red tail is outdated at all. It has recently been changed to more specific BCC/BC Red Tail, and BCI/BI all other locality Boas.

    My Pastel Hypo Jungle Boa who I have fed 10% of weight every 14 days seems to prove that out to me? I have recently changed him to every 21 days at 15 months as he is growing like a weed. He seems "hungry" when fed at that interval. He has never refused a meal. He is 4' and 850 grams

    Here is where Brians Boas discusses growth rate?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1_3JZ8hiM
    Last edited by Alien; 08-03-2020 at 11:40 AM.

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