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Old 08-07-2011, 10:44 PM
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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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