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Not yet. Although, I might be desperate on a 20 foot python, shortly. Emotion: smile fr0glet

Whoa, gonna have to pass on that one! :-)
Jennifer
lol She's got the pose right. :-P Just how arboreal are Boa constrictors? Tina seems to think she belongs in the trees.

I think they tend to be a bit semi arboreal. ;-) Perhaps mostly when they are small. Mine often lays on the ground, but also sometimes on the 'shelves' in the cage. It's quite rare to find them on the branch. (Hehe, of course they are both climbing on the branch right now when I'm typing, just to make me feel I'm lying, LOL!)
So you keep the pair together all the time and they get along?(Tina may have a boyfriend some time in the future, but not any timesoon.)

Yes, they do get along just lovely! In fact I think they have mated, so perhaps in the next 5-6 months... wow, could be really fun with a bunch of little cute boas! My worst worry is to find homes for them, if they really do come some day.

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
Congrats Jenn. Boas are my favorite snakes! I can't imagine life without mine. Sure the colubrids are OK but boas & blood pythons RULE! I only have my 12 boa breeders until the next breeding season. I miss the little guys. I haven't been around the NG much as I've been busy. I also had to have my best friend put to sleep secondary to obsessive compulsive disorder. It came on very suddenly & none of the meds did any good. She was only 3 yrs old & such a beautiful little dog.

The illness was so intense it seemed like she was having seizures. My vet was wonderful. I think he knew that we couldn't save her before I was willing to admit it. However my last night with her was pure hell & I knew what had to be done for her. I had lost the battle despite antidepressants, an antipsychotic & large doses of valium. She didn't show any signs of improvement & was getting worse despite treatment. Again congrats on your new boa Jenn.

While I like some colubrids I adore the boids! snake lady
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I use either a rubbemaid box or a snake bag to contain my snakes for weighing. snake lady
"Medicine to produce health has to examine disease" Plutarch http://community.webtv.net/SnakeladysFarm/SnakeLadysReptile0
Congrats Jenn. Boas are my favorite snakes! I can't imagine life without mine. Sure the colubrids are OK but boas ... I like some colubrids I adore the boids! snake lady "Medicine to produce health has to examine disease" Plutarch http://community.webtv.net/SnakeladysFarm/SnakeLadysReptile0
Thanks! I got to spend some time with Tina tonight while watching a movie. She started out squirmy, then went for about 20 minutes without moving a muscle, then got squirmy again. She seems to be getting along with my cats. One of my cats sat a foot away from us and just yawned at Tina (ironically, she's the one scared of people). Another one didn't come close, and acted a bit spooked.

The only tense moment was when a third cat decided Tina was some sort of interactive toy and jumped on my lap next to her. Tina started and made an openmouthed lunge at Fluffy. She didn't try to hit, though, and later totally ignored the cat. The fourth cat just seemed jealous that somebody else had my lap. Tina never showed any aggression at me, even when she spooked. Progress!

I'm sorry your poor dog had to be euthanized. :-( I've never experienced a psychological disorder in a companion animal. It sounds like she was having a very hard time, and you did what had to be done.

Jennifer
My dogs (both small & large) get along well with the larger snakes. I would worry that the dogs would injure or kill the small snakes. I frequently have 3 Chihuahuas, a min-pin & a larger snake in my lap. The two large dogs also interact with the boas without problems. I likely smell like a dog so the boas are used to the dog odor & accept them as belonging to the "crew". lol snake lady
"Medicine to produce health has to examine disease" Plutarch http://community.webtv.net/SnakeladysFarm/SnakeLadysReptile0
Pretty boa! And what is the interesting-looking black thing in the back right corner??
Cindy
My dogs (both small & large) get along well with the larger snakes. I would worry that the dogs would ... so the boas are used to the dog odor & accept them as belonging to the "crew". lol snake lady

If I'm holding my short-tail over my shoulder, our dog barks and barks at me. I have one cat who stalks and hisses at the big snake while in her cage. None of the cats pay her any mind while I'm handling her. Small snakes are a different story, they seem to always be VERRY interested in what's wiggling in my lap.
fr0glet
My dogs (both small & large) get along well with the larger snakes. I would worry that the dogs would ... accept them as belonging to the "crew". lol snake lady "Medicine to produce health has to examine disease" Plutarch http://community.webtv.net/SnakeladysFarm/SnakeLadysReptile0

Well, I'm pretty sure I smell like cat. We keep them out of the bedroom, but as soon as I sit down in the living room I've got one on my lap.
My cats have been around monitor lizards and three of them know to leave the big reptiles alone. Fluffy is a different story. She loved to bait the monitors. She'd jump in front of one, get its attention, then jump out of reach. I'm going to have to be really careful when she's around Tina.
Jennifer
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