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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Quote Originally Posted by djansen View Post
    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.

    Yeah what he said. One of mine will strike just when you walk by and another is totally tame. The others run the spectrum. But I only do locale boas so I don't mess with Colombians
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Okay... here's one for ya...

    If you had to choose between a Nicaraguan Boa and a Guatemalan boa which would you choose and why?

    I really apprecaite all your help everyone!
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    aren't Guatemala boas just considered mexico boas? They're not a recognized locale. Are they?

    I could be wrong here.

    But I loves Nicaraguans wholeheartedly. I have normal, hypo and Bluefields nics and I love them all.
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I'm not sure about that?

    I am purchasing either a Nic or a Guatemalan boa in 2 weeks at the local reptile expo... the Nic is a little cheaper (but that isn't the deciding factor at all)... I am just hoping to hear from a few different people regarding there experiences with both?

    Which should I go with?

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I have never heard of a Guatemalan I will have to look into that. I would look for captive bred not just captive hatched or wild caught. a captive bred typically will increase the chance of a friendly snake. When I got bit by our nic when we first got damien I didnt even feel it and he bit me 3 times or so. I felt his nose hit my hand. So I wouldnt think its a big deal. They are a great snake though

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Figured since this thread was still going I'd come back to it. BUt let's just say that at feeding time when you have 4 adult Nics hissing in chorus and smacking their faces against the fronts of their cages it's less than enjoyable. Although the other ones were quite laid back today...

    If you could find some info on this Guatemala boa thing I'd love to see it. Like I said *as far as I know* it's not a real locale (or at least there's no info on them), and I would like to see what they're selling/what the thing looks like. I'd like to think that I'm pretty up on locale boas, since I do so love the things, but you've stumped me.
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Here is a link... you might have to become a memeber to view it... not sure?

    http://www.reptilescanada.com/forums...ad.php?t=33219
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    I have had my nic and Cay Caulker for almost two weeks now and neither have given me a reason to think they'll bite. They have handled great this past week and I just love them. I got another on this Friday. Same thing...great attitude.

    Since you are buying from a show, ask to handle the nic and the guatemalan and see which you like better.

    Best wishes!
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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    Quote Originally Posted by qiksilver View Post
    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.
    They are technicality not red tails boas as this is just a common name. In Europe the term Red tailed boa is only used to describe BCC not BCI's as
    many sub species of BCI's don't have red tails as adults.

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    Re: Nicaraguan Boa tempers?

    They are. But if you keep the living space small (20L is good for a baby, 4x2x2 is good as an adult) they will feel more secure and be (mostly) less aggressive.

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