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Drogo is home!!!

Discussion in 'Vertebrate Pet Talk' started by Psyrocke, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Psyrocke

    Psyrocke Well-Known Member

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    @Enn49 @Tomoran @Daniel Gann @Evanthomas @kormath @Kymura Meet my newest addition to the reptile fam, Drogo the Nicaraguan Red Tail Boa who is currently seeing if she can escape her home haha:
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    She can't as I bought the exact set up she had (terrarium and accessories) as she was living in in the store.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    She's gorgeous and I'm jealous.:)
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    Psyrocke Well-Known Member

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    He didn't have a chance to sex him/her on Saturday but I am going with she for now and as I am not a breeder it doesn't matter to me. S/he was going to get named Drogo regardless of sex. Now you see why I fell in love with her though!
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    Boas are easier to sex then ballpythons.
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    Psyrocke Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I will see if she lets me do that during the snowstorm but she might be too hungry. Today is her feed day.

    @IamKrush is that you?
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    So, I did attempt to do it that way, but I had difficulty locating her vent (its not as obvious as it is with Kable). But when feeling her tail, there does not appear to be any bumps, its a smooth massage all the way down so I'm almost positive that Drogo is a female.
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    Drogo didn't take the first rat offered to her the day after I got her, so I left her alone for a week and tried again this Tuesday (as was her feeding schedule), and she readily gobbled it up. Today I took her out and she is the most mellow, lovely gal ever. 20170401_111055.jpg Glamor shot 20170401_111815.jpg Me holding her with the ability to see her full length (mostly) and a teeny tiny photobomb from one of my 2 dachsunds.

    After watching some of Brian Barcyk's vlog, I e-mailed one of the reptile breeders he visited in Florida who specializes in boas and attached some pictures of Drogo to the e-mail. He said/hypothesized that she is a Nic cross, mostly likely a Nic and Colombian Red-Tail hybrid. To me, it doesn't matter. I fell in love with her stunning appearance and mellow temperament.
    @Enn49 @IamKrush @Tomoran @Kymura @kormath @Hisserdude
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    It's always a huge relief when they feed for you, at least you know they've settled in their new home.
    Interbreeding is a big problem in the world of snakes, too many people think it's fun to mix things up but they don't think of the conservation of true species
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    I agree, but I am glad that she came to me because not only do I not have the resources to breed, I have no interest in it either so I know I won't be contributing anymore to the problem. I am also glad that I just didn't assume the truth and did research to try and find out her possibilities. But yes it was great when she fed for me, especially a small rat since thats what she's on and I am used to fuzzies with the King. He's starting to refuse again so a shed is imminent probably. No cloudy eyes that I caught, but he always refuses before his sheds.
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    Yes, it's always good to know their origins and at least she has a good home with you.
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    Indeed she does. The other day she blew bubbles in her water dish for amusement. I had handled her put her back in and she dipped her head and blew bubbles. It was so cute and caught me off guard. Now she's hiding in her hide at the moment though her head is poking out of the door way.
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    I had a Blood Python that used to do that to get my attention :)
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    Haha, so cute. I feel like her was a "hey, look at this cool thing I can do!" kind of manuever since I havent seen or heard her do that since
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    20170401_133023.jpg 20170401_133033.jpg Far and near images of basking time and finally a shot of some of her underbelly
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    Happy Easter to you both :). She's a real stunner.
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    Thanks! And you as well. And her personality just adds to her awesomeness haha.
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    Here is a video of her checking out some food she ended up not wanting a few weeks ago:

    @Tomoran
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