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Is there any visual signs of a sex of a boa? I got told some think a long time ago that there is but im not sure. I'm trying to find out if mine is a boy/girl. :lol2:

Thanks Shaun. : victory:
 

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only hints such as the tail length probing would be much better for a more accurate result the only 100% way is to watch a female boa give birth all other methods can only result in 9/10 results tbh
 

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I asked the same ? on here a few months back and here is what I was told to look for...

Male Boa spurs


Female Boa Spurs


Hope this helps...

Steve
 

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Mine looks like pic 2, i will put a pic up tomoz. : victory: Thanks for your help so far. :thumb:
 

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I find Female have more of a destinctive head, More of a triangle from all the boa's ive seen
 

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I hate probing (although a necessary evil)
there are several visual methods but as previously mentioned are not 100% accurate.
Males tend to have a longer tail (from vent)
Males can have larger spurs than females.
Males in my experiance have a more arrow shaped head.
Females tend to get larger quicker and tent to fill out.

As I said these are not 100% accurate methods but there again nor is probing.
 

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Tell it that it has a big arse atleast once a week for a month. If it's female it will snap at you atleast once.

This method is as accurate as any other listed above (excluding the following)

Probing is the only way to accurately sex a snake. Even then mistakes can be made through pushing too hard or having a snake that hasn't read the books (this is getting rarer by the day).
 

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im sure if you take him/her to a rep shop you trust they will do it for you bit of vasline takes about 20 secounds and all done
 

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im sure if you take him/her to a rep shop you trust they will do it for you bit of vasline takes about 20 secounds and all done
make sure the person who probes your snake uses a water based lubricant, petrolium jelly/vas is for external use only imo:).
 

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i put vasline has i coudent think what the clear stuff was called :rotfl:eek:h well live and learn still a lube tho
 

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lubricants like vaseline can have an anti spermicidal effect and if used in young males ,it can still effect the amount of viable sperm they have when their older , only use water based lubricants
 
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