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Lucara 08-14-2009 11:37 AM

My newest addition!
 
So, I had gone to the Birmingham reptile show in search of either a hogg island boa or Nicaraguan boa. Went around the reptile show at least 6 times and they had 2 hoggs there but they were females and a bit larger than I really wanted to start with.
As we were wrapping it up I went over to HouseofReptiles, LLC and kinda sifted through and saw a columbian rainbow boa that caught my attention. They guy asked if I wanted to hold her and I said "No thank you." He said "Why sure ya do!!" and he plopped her down in my hand. It was over after that!
She has the BEST personality! She lets you rub the top of her head, scratch her under her chin, shes slow moving and very calm. Absolutely not what I was looking for but I'm so completely attached to her already its ridiculous!

She was sexed female by the head of the rep show and we've decided to name her Rayne.

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Ooo whatchya doin over there mom?
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Hehe she curled up and sat in my palm until I moved her into her cage.
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Spent forever drinking water. I think she was a bit dehydrated from the show.
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Then she decided to take a dip and chill watching mom.
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Lucara 08-14-2009 11:38 AM

First meal!!!

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movin the food on down the belly!
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1dog3cats17rodents 08-14-2009 12:27 PM

Wow, gorgeous! I love snakes, but the biggest I could own would be a corn snak. I couldn't take feeding rats. F?T mice yes, but for some reason not F?T rat, weird, huh?

RedRoan 08-14-2009 12:35 PM

Wow so beautiful! I worked at the Oregon Zoo for four years and love feeding the snakes. Your lucky to own one :-D

morganshow11 08-14-2009 02:11 PM

Cool. I used to have a 6ft boa constricktor named Stumpy :) BUt she died. I was first 3y.o when i "held her"

themacpack 08-14-2009 02:24 PM

Very cool. She's a cutie.

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Originally Posted by RedRoan (Post 377784)
Wow so beautiful! I worked at the Oregon Zoo for four years and love feeding the snakes. Your lucky to own one :-D

O/T - are you still in Oregon? I love the Oregon Zoo, actually went there on my first date with my husband

Lucara 08-14-2009 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents (Post 377780)
Wow, gorgeous! I love snakes, but the biggest I could own would be a corn snak. I couldn't take feeding rats. F?T mice yes, but for some reason not F?T rat, weird, huh?

She actually wont got much larger than a full grown corn snake. Maybe about 4ft and about as round as a corn snake. =D

I'll take a few more pics here eventually. She just arrived at my house yesterday after being shipped from AL. I held her a wee bit last night and she was fine with it but I'm giving her a bit of time to adjust. =D

I also got a frog-eyed gecko that i'll post in a separate thread once i get the pics uploaded.

RedRoan 08-14-2009 07:20 PM

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O/T - are you still in Oregon? I love the Oregon Zoo, actually went there on my first date with my husband
Yep i'm still here. But with a different job sadly. Though I am looking into saddle making for a part time job hehe.

Snapple122 08-14-2009 07:29 PM

She's so pretty! I held some kind of big snake a couple months ago and loved it! I don't know what people find creepy about snakes.. I like them. It's spiders that I can't take, I can't evenlook at them.

Lucara 08-14-2009 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Snapple122 (Post 378134)
She's so pretty! I held some kind of big snake a couple months ago and loved it! I don't know what people find creepy about snakes.. I like them. It's spiders that I can't take, I can't even look at them.

Lol I have 7 of those too. I actually got a tarantula to get over my fear of spiders. In the process I completely fell in love with them, got my mom over her fear and my ex-boyfriend. He owns them now too. LOL

Once you get over the initial shock of what they are and you start seriously doing research on them, they really aren't that bad. People being afraid of spiders to me, is like someone being afraid of your horse. Lol you just don't get why? LOL :lol:


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