Whenever anyone who owns a boa mentions to a non reptile owner that they keep boa constrictors, the listener always assumes that the owner has a huge and dangerous constrictor, threatening life and limb of the family, and within a few minutes the old story of the snake lying down next to its owner to size it up is trotted out.
Of course most boas are much smaller than popular imagination would have it, and some not much bigger than grass snakes or small adders.
We have a number of small constrictors in our collection, of which perhaps the tropidophis melanurus, or Cuban giant dwarf boa, is the smallest, reaching less than 3 foot in length.
These are a difficult snakes to get feeding when juvenile but are rewarding to keep.
We also have Chilabothrus Fordii, or Haitian Ground Boa. These achieve about 3 foot in adulthood. These are a very slender snake, and again difficult to get started on frozen food.
Showing the fantastic colours of one of our CB15 Honey Bs, a Peter’s Type B Colombian x Barranquilla Cross, produced by Buddy Young.
Our female CB15 Surinam, with interesting tail markings.
We have high hopes for our Venezuelan BCC. Our CB2013 Apure are developing nicely, and hopefully should be ready, able and willing to breed by 2018.
Pictured below is our male CB15 BCC from south of Caracas.
We currently have for sale the following
CB2015 0.0.8 Caulker Cay
0.04 Hog Island
0.08 Spotted Pythons
1.0 Hypo Motley
CB2014 3.3 Ecuador BCI
1.1 Normal Sand Boa
CB2013 1.0 Bolivian Amarali (can be paired with a CB2015 BCA, unrelated)
1.0 Tarahumara Mountain Boa
CB2012 1.0 100% het sharp, 66% het Khal
1.0 Jungle Carpet Python
We will be at Hamm in September, and may be able to get a delivery to Doncaster. Otherwise collection/courier from East London
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Our pair of Guyana BCC, bred by Wolfgang Buchhorn, are growing well. The female, as expected, is much larger than the male and is beginning to turn brown. The male still has quite a grey look to him.
Perhaps the most well known boa from Honduras is the Hog Island, which, unsurprisingly comes from the Islands off Honduras. There are also mainland Honduran Boas, and also from nearby Islands, the Roatan Firebelly and the La Bahia.
We are lucky enough to have a female La Bahia Tiger