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Old 14-02-2013, 02:37 PM
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I'd dearly like to get a male common boa but it's got to be one that's not too large for a 4x2x2 viv. I'm considering getting an already fully grown male, max 6 feet or so, secondhand off Preloved or somewhere. What questions would you ask or what would you look for when buying a second hand boa?
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I'd dearly like to get a male common boa but it's got to be one that's not too large for a 4x2x2 viv. I'm considering getting an already fully grown male, max 6 feet or so, secondhand off Preloved or somewhere. What questions would you ask or what would you look for when buying a second hand boa?
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Have a walk round it and kick any tyres.
Second hand,what a term for a animal
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Have a walk round it and kick any tyres.
Second hand,what a term for a animal
OK "Pre-owned" then if that's a better term for it. Any helpful tips appreciated. Thanks
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Make sure it's only had one careful lady owner
EVERY snake is 'second hand' (for desperate want of a better term) because the parents of the snake are the first owners.
How much do you know about Boas?
I'd be less concerned with finding the first one for the viv size, and do some research into the snake.
On a note of actual snake, once you've done enough research to know if a Boa is for you.
Look down the route of a Crawl Cay or other dwarf locality? Just because a snake is "fully grown" at 6ft, it could easily grow even more.
If you're limited for space, don't even take the chance, it's not fair on the poor animals getting passed from pillar to post.
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OK "Pre-owned" then if that's a better term for it. Any helpful tips appreciated. Thanks
I would check the classified on here out,not pre loved.
Then check the snake in person for mites,stuck shed,any visible illness.
Also if you want a male get some one to sex it for you
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research the animal first then viv second not the other way round
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research the animal first then viv second not the other way round
That's the ticket
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That's the ticket
Thanks, I've researched a lot already
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How about a female sonoran dwarf boa, will only get to around 6ft fully grown. They look like this.


A 4ft viv will suit 1 for life, not sure where you will find 1 coff
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How about a female sonoran dwarf boa, will only get to around 6ft fully grown. They look like this.
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A 4ft viv will suit 1 for life, not sure where you will find 1 coff
Thank you, that's a nice boa. Only trouble is you're a long way from me. Good luck selling it though, it looks a beauty.
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