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Willow
10-25-2007, 03:21 PM
Hi everyone,

Though I'm getting very interested in cresties, I have a real passion for snakes. I thought I would just share a few pics of my guys. :)

This is Connor, my 2 year old yellow rat snake. He's just starting to get his stripes.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/co18807_1.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/co18807_2.jpg

Chester - 3 year old royal (ball) python:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/coilbpches1.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/coilbpches3.jpg

And this is Willow, my 7-month-old rainbow boa. I think she's Colombian, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/19807willow1.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/19807willow2.jpg

I've got my eye on a few more snakes to add to the collection. I'm considering getting an amazon tree boa next.

Thanks for looking!

CrestedLove27
10-25-2007, 08:07 PM
You have some very beautiful snakes, great pictures! :)

NintendoVixen79
10-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Ahhhh Beautiful!!!!! I want a snake someday! For now, I just play with the garters I find in the yard.

SCB
10-26-2007, 01:10 AM
Beautiful animals, the Rainbow is my favorite.

My guess is that your rainbow is actually an Argentine Rainbow Boa
(Epicrates cenchria alvarezi) or possibly Guyanan, but I doubt it.

Columbian Rainbows (Epicrates cenchria maurus) are darker brown in color and with a faint faded pattern of circles and ovals with a great deal of iridescence similar to Brazilians (Epicrates cenchria cenchria). Do you have history on that animal or full body shots? I can get a better idea for you that way. Regardless, great looking animals and thanks for sharing!

Willow
10-26-2007, 02:17 PM
Thanks, guys!

Actually, that very faint pattern is something that develops when the Colombian gets older - baby Colombian rainbow boas have patterning just like other subspecies. Argentinian is something I've considered, but I am 95% sure she's Colombian. I'll only know for sure when she's older - I'm pretty excited about her. :)

Here are another couple of shots of her, this time in hand. She has tamed down a LOT since I bought her. She no longer bites when I pick her up.

This about a week after I got her:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/willowrb2.jpg

And this taken about a week ago: (she was in blue)

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/zooine/wilowhand.jpg

SCB
10-26-2007, 03:33 PM
Actually, that very faint pattern is something that develops when the Colombian gets older - baby Colombian rainbow boas have patterning just like other subspecies.

You are correct. My apoligies I didn't realize how young your CRB is until I saw the shot of the baby in your hand. I would say it is a Columbian as well and i am guessing a yearling?


She has tamed down a LOT since I bought her

Aren't they feisty when young???
I've produced a couple litters of Colombians and Peruvians, but mostly BRBs. I provide hides packed full of peat moss to give the females a secure area to give birth in and after birth I 'll reach-in to take the lid off and get nailed by at least a dozen babies at once! Just pin-pricks, but it always startles me! Little devils!:twisted:

SCB
10-26-2007, 04:31 PM
And this is Willow, my 7-month-old rainbow boa.

Good God! I missed that too! Who the hell is moderating this forum?:-\"

Willow
10-26-2007, 04:47 PM
You are correct. My apoligies I didn't realize how young your CRB is until I saw the shot of the baby in your hand. I would say it is a Columbian as well and i am guessing a yearling?


Good God! I missed that too! Who the hell is moderating this forum?

Hehe :p I think she is around 7 months old, anyway. She was not getting enough food before she came to me, so she had a bit of a slow start. But she's really growing nicely now.


Aren't they feisty when young???
I've produced a couple litters of Colombians and Peruvians, but mostly BRBs. I provide hides packed full of peat moss to give the females a secure area to give birth in and after birth I 'll reach-in to take the lid off and get nailed by at least a dozen babies at once! Just pin-pricks, but it always startles me! Little devils!:twisted:

I know! Gosh, she was nippy - she'd bite everytime I put my hand in her tub. But she's very docile now. It didn't bother me much though - I'd been through it before with Connor. He bit ALL the time when he was younger. :p

SCB
10-26-2007, 07:05 PM
But she's really growing nicely now.


She looks very healthy. It sounds like she is in good hands;even though she did bite the hand that fed her...maybe more than once!:p

IndyCrestie
10-26-2007, 09:38 PM
Nice looking snakes, and FWIW - I love your name choices. Connor has always been one of my favorite names (though admittedly I have several favorite names for males!) :)

Willow
10-27-2007, 05:50 PM
She looks very healthy. It sounds like she is in good hands;even though she did bite the hand that fed her...maybe more than once!:p

Thanks! :p


Nice looking snakes, and FWIW - I love your name choices. Connor has always been one of my favorite names (though admittedly I have several favorite names for males!) :)

Thank you! That is worth a lot to me. Connor is one of my favourite names, too :)

ramanth
10-28-2007, 10:48 PM
Gorgeous snakes! I'd love to have a BRB some day. :D

Willow
10-29-2007, 04:48 PM
Thanks! Yeah, rainbow boas are among my favourite snakes. They're so beautiful and also pretty fun to work with. :)