View Poll Results: is it normal to hug and kiss your snake?

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  • yes i do it all the time!

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  • no i'm too scared it'll bite me!

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  • no it nots, although i do it but won't admit to it.

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Thread: my new snake =]

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    Wink my new snake =]

    this is my new snake, i got his monday night from a trade i did with a fellow forum member.

    a baby red tail boa, weighing around 80 grams, more or less. he kept moving around a lot so i wasnt able to get an 100% accurate answer. but it should be around that edge.

    he's nice hasnt tried to bite me or done any quick movements as if he's gonna bite me.

    i'm pretty hyped about having him, he's my first red tail boa, so i'm pretty much intrigued by him.

    here are some pics i took on monday taken before i set up his vivarium.



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    Nice looking RTB! I have a yearling female that I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCrestie View Post
    Nice looking RTB! I have a yearling female that I love.

    thanks! how do you have her vivarium set up?
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    ooooooo! I'm jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rey View Post
    thanks! how do you have her vivarium set up?
    Right now nothing fancy - 40breeder, two hide spots (one warm, one cool), basking light, shredded newspaper, large waterbowl.

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    hmm same here, i wanted to create him a more naturalistic setup. being that all my other herps have naturalistic setup. but i just dont have no idea on how to pull it off with the boa...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rey View Post
    hmm same here, i wanted to create him a more naturalistic setup. being that all my other herps have naturalistic setup. but i just dont have no idea on how to pull it off with the boa...
    Kinda the same spot I'm in. I go all out on the crestie habitats, and they utilize every inch of their cages. My turtles, fish, etc..I do what I can to "aquascape."

    I just have no clue how to set up a boa habitat that she'd actually use. I have thought about putting some thick branches, etc..in there, but she's pretty content to stay burrowed under her bedding or basking under her light after a meal. It seems boring - to me - but I don't want to clutter up her cage with stuff she won't use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCrestie View Post
    Kinda the same spot I'm in. I go all out on the crestie habitats, and they utilize every inch of their cages. My turtles, fish, etc..I do what I can to "aquascape."

    I just have no clue how to set up a boa habitat that she'd actually use. I have thought about putting some thick branches, etc..in there, but she's pretty content to stay burrowed under her bedding or basking under her light after a meal. It seems boring - to me - but I don't want to clutter up her cage with stuff she won't use.

    she burrows under her bedding? hmmm...

    mine just lays on top of a branch close to the heat lamp. but i dont usually use heat lamps, and use more undertank heater pad.... so once i set up his new vivarium, im going to just have the heat pad, since the room temperature is usually 80 at night, and 85/86 during the day. ( i plan on getting him a 40 gall, just gotta figure out where to put it)
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    Thumbs up

    we have a few of those repti-hammocks layered in our 55 gallon for our cornsnake...Of course he is almost full grown but much lighter than a rtb...he's only 350 grams.

    But he loves twisting, clibing and hanging out on those hammocks...we got the large ones.

    Are RTB as docile as the corns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    we have a few of those repti-hammocks layered in our 55 gallon for our cornsnake...Of course he is almost full grown but much lighter than a rtb...he's only 350 grams.

    But he loves twisting, clibing and hanging out on those hammocks...we got the large ones.

    Are RTB as docile as the corns?
    Beautiful snake...did I miss the name?
    i named him ralph... and rtbs are docile if you handle them a lot when they are babies, they calm down when they get bigger, but you just gotta be careful cause they can be feisty too, especially if you smell like mouse,rabbits, or in my case cats!

    the hammock thing is a great idea, do you have any pics of this?
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