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    Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Hi there,

    I'm seriously considering purchasing a nicaraguan boa to compliment my growing Ball Python collection (mainly due to their smaller size).

    I was wondering what their temperments are like? Aggressive, docile? As compared to Red Tails and Balls?

    Any advice is appreciated!

    Colin
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Although I have no direct experience, I have heard from many people that they are a bit nippy as babies.

    That said, EVERY boa is different.



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    No boa will ever be like a ball...LOL

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I have a couple.. It depends on the boa I think..
    Damien.. Well, he bites, ALOT..


    Baby--Her name says it all. Shes a sweet little girl. we are thinking she may be a super dwarf. Looking into that possibility


    I have been looking into a few other locals to work with as well. Under the dwarf locals of course

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I have next to zero experience to say because I just got my nic on Friday morning....but he hasn't offered to bite once. I haven't handled him much. Only enough to put him in his new tub, snap a few pics and give him a good checkover, but I think he's just great! As others have posted, though, I think it depends on the snake. I have a piebald ball python that is a real pain in the hind end, but with careful, regular handling I've gotten her to trust me enough to handle her for cleaning, etc. But I certainly don't walk around the house with her . We have others that started nippy as youngsters and are excellent juvies/adults.

    I'd say find a good breeder, one you can trust, to pick you out a baby nic with a good temperment to start with and be patient. If you are going to get one from a local reptile shop ask to handle it and see how it goes. Of course, how the animal acts one day may be different than how it chooses to act when you get it home. OK, now I'm rambling. Time to go

    Good luck!
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Let me ramble just one more second....I had done a lot of research because I wanted a "dwarf" type boa and found in the reading (online, forums, breeder sites) that many of the "dwarfs" can be nippy to start and mellow out fine with age. I also have a Caulker Cay I really like. I have heard Hogg's are more aggressive too...but I think even that statement would be rebutted by many.

    OK. I'm done.
    Best wishes!
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I got a pair of hypo nic's and they have never bitten me or shown any defensive behaviour. They a very under rated boa if you ask me. Their small size makes them perfect to keep if you ask me.. I'll get more morph's of them for sure...

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Thanks for all your posts!

    I have found a baby 08 male Nic that I think i'm going to purchase... are their needs similar to that of a red tail boa?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    they are technically 'red tail boas'. They're still Boa constrictor imperator. I have a bunch of them, and most are kinda vicious. But they're boas, I enjoy them, and I do have 2 that are friendly.
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Would you say they are a more aggressive boa (dwarf boa) then others? What dwarf boa would you suggest?
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    This is really going to depend on the individual snake. Some nic boas I have come across were tame as can be and others watch out.
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