My Rosy boas

My Rosy boas

Postby boskoppie » Wed May 09, 2007 12:12 am

Here is a couple of pic of my rosy boas, these are some of the best snakes I've ever had enjoy..

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Postby Bushviper » Wed May 09, 2007 9:24 am

These are pretty. They look like my first Rosy boas I had many years ago. I was amazed at how big food they could swallow when they were babies.

I hope you manage to breed them. It looks like a pair if you see the slight difference in size. They just need to hibernate and you should see some action after the winter.
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Postby fatboy » Wed May 09, 2007 9:39 am

how much do these cost in the uk
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Postby fatboy » Wed May 09, 2007 9:42 am

BV can you cross breed different localities of rosy's, say for instance i have a baja male can i breed it with a mexican female, and how will the young come out? any help from any body would be great
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Postby Bushviper » Wed May 09, 2007 9:45 am

Fatboy they are subspecies of each other and will cross with each other.

The babies will be horrible. You will get a snake with heavy dark flecking inside the clean lines down the body. I will look for a picture that I have of some of the really ugly rosy boas which I suspect are natural intergrades. These are so ugly I doubt that you would be able to give them away to good homes.
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Postby fatboy » Wed May 09, 2007 9:54 am

thanks for the advice, cant wait to see the photo, why is it that rosys have not taken off as a very popular snake, or are they
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Postby Bushviper » Wed May 09, 2007 10:00 am

Fatboy in the US Rosy boas are rather sought after by certain keepers and albinos etc are available too.

Most of the serious breeders keep localities apart so that they have specific groups of even the same subspecies.

Because they only have a few babies each year the commercial breeders have not grabbed them. Remember in certain states they are indigenous and permits are required so these people do not bother with them too much.

They spend most of their time underground or at least hiding and as a result are not as visual as many other snakes.

Personally I think they are under rated and make easy captives even for beginners.
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Postby boskoppie » Wed May 09, 2007 11:48 am

I sold my last litter for £40 each... wich I feel is a fair rate.. I agree with bv on crossing them, must say haven't seen many nice crosses of these..
I will try get more pics up soon.
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Postby scrubby » Wed May 09, 2007 11:57 am

These are the best snakes !! lovely pair you got there ..I have crossed baja and san gabs and got amazing babies , all of them. It is true that locality is of more value' in america , although 90% of the advertised localities are false. I have 1 pair of albinos for sale if anyone wants....
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Postby Bushviper » Wed May 09, 2007 4:15 pm

Sorry never heard of "san gabs" so I have no idea if they would look nice.
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Postby slangman » Wed May 09, 2007 8:17 pm

a couple of pics of Boskoppies babies from the above pair ..
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Postby scrubby » Wed May 09, 2007 8:23 pm

Thanks for the pics AWESOME babies!!!, I would keep 100 of them if had the money :)
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Postby Bushviper » Wed May 09, 2007 8:24 pm

That is real pretty.
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Postby dave » Wed May 09, 2007 10:19 pm

very cute snakes :-) looks very nice :cool:
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