Remember Me? What's New? Vote for BP. Net for the Forum of the Year! Click here for more info. Most users ever online was 6, at AM. Welcome to our newest member, TajsReptiles. Results 1 to 7 of 7. Thread: Red tail boa. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Red tail boa I just picked up this RTB for free. He is approx 5ft and is absolutely gorgeous. I was wondering exactly what type of RTB he is though. This is the only pic I really have currently, however I can go and take a few more if needed.
He is super calm and passive. Just happy and content to be just held. Common columbian boa - BCI. Very nice snake and very healthy looking! The color in the pic is a little on the yellow side, so it's kinda hard to say for sure, but he definitely looks like a normal BCI to me. Whoo hoo. No prob! He sure does look like a nice snake.The Super Hypo Super Jungle Litter Part 1
How on earth did you manage to pick him up for free??Remember Me? What's New? Vote for BP. Net for the Forum of the Year! Click here for more info. Forum Boas General Boas Sunglow vs. Most users ever online was 6, at AM. Welcome to our newest member, TajsReptiles. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: Sunglow vs. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
Sunglow vs. Albino Hello, This may be a dumb question, since I do not know a whole lot about genetic traits of boas yet. What is the main difference between an albino boa and a sunglow? I have just purchased an albino boa that has great coloration and markings, which looks almost exactly like his lipstick sunglow siblings, but costs less than half the price.
I will attach a picture so you can let me know what you think. Re: Sunglow vs. Albino an albino is a visual of a single gene. The sunglows are double gene animals, hence the higher price tag. Sam, cindersam! Albino Sunglow or not thats an amazing albino! Very red. You're awfully cute and fluffy but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat. Albino Nice pick up! You sure thats not a sunglow!? Albino Jason, lol, that's why I asked this question I think its colors are great, but was sold as an albino and cost less than the lipstick sunglows, which I think were supers Albino Looks like a sunglow to me!We have flawless Columbian red tail boas for sale, both captive-bred hatchlings, medium, and large sizes choose the size below.
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We offer live crickets for sale, as well as dubia roaches, mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and now even lizards, all at the lowest possible prices. View Cart. Columbian Red Tail Boa for Sale. I wanted to say I am really pleased with my new columbian boa baby--it's not only beautiful and perfect but already eating.
I can't believe how relaxed it is--I think I will call it "chill.This care sheet applies specifically to the Colombian boa constrictor, but can be applied to all localities and subspecies of Boa constrictor.
Please conduct further research if keeping other subspecies. The Colombian boa constrictor is the most widely kept boa constrictor in the pet industry there are nine accepted subspecies of Boa constrictorand many localities of some subspecies. Other common names include the common boa and red-tailed boa, although the true red-tailed boa is Boa constrictor constrictor, which is larger and found in countries including Suriname, Guyana, Peru and Brazil.
There may be B. Colombian boa constrictors make great pets, and they are available in a vast array of appealing color and pattern morphs.
Proper care can be provided even by beginner hobbyists, but due to their potentially large size and lengthy life span, boas are best suited for moderate- and advanced-level keepers. With reptile health and wellness prioritized, this care sheet should help ensure quality keeping of the Colombian Boa Constrictor.
Boa constrictors are readily available in the pet industry, and many breeders specialize in Colombian boa morphs. They have been bred in captivity for decades, and litters are born nearly all year. The majority of boa litters occur from May through August, so late summer and fall see the highest availability of babies. Sometimes they can be found in exotic shops or reptile shops online.
Prices vary greatly, depending on the type of boa constrictor you want, and where you purchase it. Be sure to purchase your boa from a reputable source. Look for active snakes lacking any retained shed skin, possible respiratory infection auditory breathing can be a sign of this or spinal kinks or deformities. Check for snake mites, which are small, black, parasites that resemble ticks.
Female Colombian boa constrictors may reach 10 feet in length, though this is rare for B. Males are smaller, usually 5 to 7 feet in length. Some Central American boa constrictors remain much smaller—if you would like a smaller boa constrictor, look into Central American locality types, such as those from Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Smaller subspecies include Boa c.
Boas are very long-lived reptiles. There are documented cases of captive boas living longer than 40 years; however, the average captive life span is 20 to 30 years. Please consider this carefully before bringing a boa home. Many caging options are available for boa constrictors. Reptile terrariums can be used, but reptile-specific plastic enclosures made from high-quality plastics that maintain proper humidity are much more suitable for boas than anything else. A rack system is something to consider should you advance into breeding boas, or if you plan to have many boas living with you.
Custom enclosures are another option.Item :. Hypo Colombian Red Tail Boas Boa constrictor imperator lack varying degrees of melanin black pigment. Hypomelanism is a codominant mutation in Boas and a key ingredient for Ghosts and Sunglows.
This product is currently out of stock. Availability date:. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. Add to Cart. Colombian Red Tail Boa Boa constrictor imperator are a large, heavy-bodied species of snake. A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive. Ten subspecies are currently recognized, although some of these are controversial.
Size and Weight. Though all boids are constrictors, only this species is properly referred to as "Boa constrictor"; an almost unique instance of an animal having the same common and scientific binomial name. The distinction is shared with Tyrannosaurus rex. All subspecies are referred to as "Boa constrictors", while the nominate subspecies, B. Within the exotic pet trade it is also known as a "BCC", an abbreviation of its scientific name, to distinguish it from other Boa constrictor subspecies such as the Boa constrictor imperator which is also regularly, and erroneously, referred to as a "red-tailed boa".
The Boa constrictor is a large snake, although only modestly sized in comparison to many other larger snakes such as the reticulated and Burmese python, and can reach lengths of anywhere from meters feet depending on the locality and the availability of suitable prey.
There is clear sexual dimorphism seen in the species with females generally being significantly larger, in both length and girth, than males. As such the average size of a mature female boa is between ft, whilst it is only ft for the males. It is common for female individuals to exceed 10 ft, particularly in captivity, where lengths of up to 12 ft or even 14 ft can be seen.
The Boa constrictor is a heavy bodied snake, and large specimens can weight up to 27 kg 60Ibs. The size, and weight, of a Boa constrictor is dependent on subspecies, locale and the availability of suitable prey. As such there are several populations of Boa constrictors that are known as "dwarf boas", such as the B.
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These smaller subspecies are generally insular populations. Boa constrictor constrictor itself reaches, and occasionally tops, the averages given above, as it is one of the relatively large subspecies of Boa constrictor.
Other examples of sexual dimorphism in the species include the fact that males generally have longer tails to contain the hemipenes and also longer cloacal spurs, hind leg remnants, which are used to grip and stimulate the female during copulation. The coloring of Boa constrictors can vary greatly depending on the locality, however they are generally a brown, grey or cream base color that is patterned with brown or reddish brown "saddles" that become more pronounced towards the tail.
It is this coloring that gives Boa constrictor constrictor the common name of "red-tailed boa" as it typically has more red saddles than other boa constrictor subspecies. The coloring works as very effective camouflage in the jungles and forests of its natural range. There are also individuals that exhibit pigmentary disorders such as albinism.
Although these individuals are rare in the wild, they are common in captivity where they are often selectively bred to make a variety of different color "morphs". Boa constrictors have an arrow-shaped head that has very distinctive stripes on it. One runs dorsally from the snout to the back of the head. The others run from the snout to the eyes and then from the eyes to the jaw. Boa constrictors can sense heat via cells in their lips, though they lack the labial pits surrounding these receptors seen in many members of the boidae family.
Boa constrictors also have two lungs, a smaller non-functional left and enlarged functional right lung to better fit their elongated shape, unlike many colubrid snakes which have completely lost the left lung. Geographic Range. Also in the Lesser Antilles Dominica and St.Where geography has imposed the existence of isolated populations, such as in the Sonora Desert of Mexico, various Caribbean islands including Belize and Cozumel, and some isolated Andean valleys in Colombia and Ecuador, these have developed into dwarf varieties.
This subspecies has also been spotted in many South American countries toward the northern half of the continent. Boa constrictor imperator is alien to the United States. It is recorded that the maximum elevation that the subspecies B. Corn Island. Hog Island. We have separated out the localities below.
Boa Constrictor Imperator Colombia. Boa Constrictor Imperator Central American. Boa Constrictor Imperator Sonoran Desert. We are hoping she is a jungle. We are very excited to work further with this pair. As of now there has not been a super jungle albino produced.
Genetics: Co dom. This gene completely removes red from the boa. The Anerythristic gene is a key ingredient to making many new morphs. The Ghost and Snow Boa are examples of using the anerythristic gene to make a different mutation. Colombian red-tailed Boa Bci We have several females we bread with the Salmon boas, jungles, and motleys.
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The common colombian boa is a great starter snake. They are not reluctant feeders, and eat frozen thawed food willingly.
They are peaceful animals and I have found they rarely bite and tolerate children handling them very well. I have taken then into schools for demonstrations with no trouble.The boa constrictor Boa constrictoralso called the red-tailed boa or the common boais a species of large, non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity.
A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive. Nine subspecies are currently recognized, although some of these are controversial. Though all boids are constrictorsonly this species is properly referred to as a "boa constrictor" — a rare instance of an animal having the same common English name and scientific binomial name.
The only other animal known to have this trait is the extinct theropod dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex. All subspecies are referred to as "boa constrictors", while the nominate subspecies, B. Within the exotic pet trade, it is also known as a "BCC", an abbreviation of its scientific name, to distinguish it from other boa species such as B.
Other common names include chij-chan Mayan jiboia Latin Americanand macajuel Trinidadian. The size and weight of a boa constrictor depends on subspecies, locale, and the availability of suitable prey. Other examples of sexual dimorphism in the species include males generally having longer tails to contain the hemipenes and also longer pelvic spurswhich are used to grip and stimulate the female during copulation.
The coloring of boa constrictors can vary greatly depending on the locality. However, they are generally a brown, gray, or cream base color, patterned with brown or reddish-brown "saddles" that become more pronounced towards the tail. This coloring gives B. The coloring works as very effective camouflage in the jungles and forests of its natural range.
Some individuals exhibit pigmentary disorders, such as albinism. Although these individuals are rare in the wild, they are common in captivity, where they are often selectively bred to make a variety of different color "morphs". Boa constrictors have an arrow-shaped head with very distinctive stripes on it: One runs dorsally from the snout to the back of the head; the others run from the snout to the eyes and then from the eyes to the jaw.
Boa constrictors can sense heat via cells in their lips, though they lack the labial pits surrounding these receptors seen in many members of the family Boidae. Boa imperator has 81—95 dorsal scales, — ventral scales, 43—62 subcaudal scales, 21—25 supralabial scales and 2—3 anal scales.
Luciaand many other islands along the coasts of South America. An introduced population exists in extreme southern Florida and a small population on St. Croix in the U. Virgin Islands now appears to be reproducing in the wild. It is commonly found in or along rivers and streams, as it is a very capable swimmer. Boa constrictors also occupy the burrows of medium-sized mammalswhere they can hide from potential predators.
Boa constrictors generally live on their own, and do not interact with any other snakes unless they want to mate. They are nocturnalbut they may bask during the day when night-time temperatures are too low. As semi-arboreal snakes, young boa constrictors may climb into trees and shrubs to forage; however, they become mostly terrestrial as they become older and heavier.
Their bite can be painful, especially from large snakes, but is rarely dangerous to humans. Specimens from Central America are more irascible, hissing loudly and striking repeatedly when disturbed, while those from South America tame down more readily. Their prey includes a wide variety of small to medium-sized mammals and birds.
The size of the prey item increases as they get older and larger. Boa constrictors are ambush predators, so they often lie in wait for an appropriate prey to come along, then they attack. However, they have also been known to actively hunt, particularly in regions with a low concentration of suitable prey, and this behavior generally occurs at night.
The boa first strikes at the prey, grabbing it with its teeth; it then proceeds to constrict the prey until death before consuming it whole. Unconsciousness and death likely result from shutting off vital blood flow to the heart and brainrather than suffocation as was previously believed; constriction can interfere with blood flow and overwhelm the prey's usual blood pressure and circulation.