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Old 16-06-2011, 08:48 PM
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Can people post some photos of there common and red tails please.

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I have morphs too but i'd LOVE a redtail
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Old 16-06-2011, 08:56 PM
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oh....if i have too










i dont have any commons!
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Old 16-06-2011, 09:23 PM
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Oh and a Bolivian just to top things off!

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Old 16-06-2011, 09:24 PM
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My only snake....so far! Started to eye up making space for another!






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You have to be aware that often BCC'S especially females can get BIG. Conservative feeding is needed. Out of all the sub species of boas in terms of maximum adult size the BCC comes in a close second to the BCO. If you want a small adult I'd say a BCC isn't for you.

For me it's no contest. The red tails win every time. I'm with Ian on that one 10000000%!

which is exactly why i bought a female BCC......
even though i want a BCI as well
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:34 PM
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i have a common and i think he rocks would have a red tail tbh but havent the size for a 12-15 ft snake need more space for royal rubs
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Hey everyone will be getting one or the other soon but im finding it hard to choose from a common or red tail constrictor there both amazing snakes. What do you guys think i should go for and why ? really need help to decide.

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if you can find one i would go for a true red tail (bcc)
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You have to be aware that often BCC'S especially females can get BIG. Conservative feeding is needed. Out of all the sub species of boas in terms of maximum adult size the BCC comes in a close second to the BCO. If you want a small adult I'd say a BCC isn't for you.

For me it's no contest. The red tails win every time. I'm with Ian on that one 10000000%!
I strongly disagree with this.
I have experience working with lots of red tails and common boas. In my experience, in captivity, I have yet to see red tails that get anywhere what I see in most commons. Most commons end up as obese monsters. Red tails, on the other hand tend to be more muscular. If you overfeed a red tail, you kill it. Simply as that. As in Emerald tree boas, red tails will often regurgitate a meal if too large, too hot, etc. Once this happens, a cycle often sets in that results in the thickening of the stomach lining, reducing stomach acid production and absorption. Once this happens, this is incurable and the animal dies.
Now, I have seen pictures of large red tails in the wild. These tended to be lean however.

If you want something that will remain small, go for a Sonoran, Nicaraguan, or El SAlvador. If you want something slightly bigger, go for a Hog Island, or Boa constrictor longicauda. If you want something that will potentially get to 10ft, get a red tail or Common. They will both end up around the same size, however a red tail will be leaner and will take longer to achieve that length.

Males of all subspecies will be smaller in general also.

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I got a male guyana red tail for sale if anyone can collect tonight, they can taken him really cheap. I need him gone tonight as I leave tomorrow morning to go travelling.
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Common's are cheaper and (From what I've read) easier to care for.. Just my 2 cents. There's my Common Bci
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