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    Remove Branches ?

    I built a nice tree structure and whatnot for my ten year old rescue boa and she never uses any of it. Even if I check the night time footage of the camera she seems to rather dig under them to get around.

    I know some boas tend to love climbing but would you remove the stuff to give her more terrestrial room if unused ?

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    If your boa has never had branches for the better part of 10 years, it's no wonder it's taking a while for her to accept & use them. She might never use them, but she might if you wait a while?
    I would not expect any sudden climbing expeditions- it will take time if it's ever going to happen.
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    Remove Branches ?

    Intriguing..

    Iíve had a few Boas over the years and none showed any interest at all in climbing.. not the 7í ones nor the baby ones ..

    Whereas every Royal / Ball python has loved climbing in their branches.

    Itís odd really as so many describe Royals as Ďbricksí suggesting they donít do much


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    Re: Remove Branches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Intriguing..

    I’ve had a few Boas over the years and none showed any interest at all in climbing.. not the 7’ ones nor the baby ones ...
    I had a large BCI for many years, & even when she was 7 1/2' long, she wanted to climb the trees in my yard when I got near them (while holding her). Obviously snakes don't read the care guides we publish about them. She was also climbing on me on a regular basis- I think snakes don't all learn the same things.
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    A small sample size of mixed data on my end - two out of my three boas regularly climb on their branches and ledges. Out of my two ball pythons, one just likes cruising around at ground level, while the other adores his branch and spends at least 50% of his day on it, doing his best impression of a green tree python.
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    Re: Remove Branches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I had a large BCI for many years, & even when she was 7 1/2' long, she wanted to climb the trees in my yard when I got near them (while holding her). Obviously snakes don't read the care guides we publish about them. She was also climbing on me on a regular basis- I think snakes don't all learn the same things.
    Thatís just basic snake behaviour though isnít it ?

    They always try and latch onto nearby things when youíre holding them ( apart from Royals who arenít as inquisitive) plus I read somewhere that they always try and go UPWARDS when theyíre exploring


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