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My 8 ft RTB

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by Ali132, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    She was a "party pet" at the pet store I worked at (so she would go to kids birthday parties with other animals).
    The store closed down though and so I was able to take her home, she is the sweetest most chill snake you can do anything to her,

    Dont mind the writing on her tank lol, we had volunteers in the summer and they would try and feed her crickets.

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    Before I knew I could take her I was looking for a boa just like her, I ended up with a nic boa by accident.
    I think me and the previous owner weren't too smart on different types of boas and I thought she was a red tail.
    Little did I know nics are usually pretty aggressive and nippy, which she deff is! I just wanted a snake that was calm and I could take out without worrying about getting bit so I am trying to find a new home for her.
    She's still pretty to look at though!

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  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    That nic would probably settle down eventually with enough handling, how big/old is she? Has she drawn blood on you? Very pretty anyways. I do like the temperament of friendly big red tails, they are a really nice larger snake imo but I don't want anything too large to handle on my own.
     
  3. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Never drawn blood on me, I've never given her the chance I wear a big sweater and put the sleeves over my hand hahah I'm a wimp, I know it wouldnt hurt but it's still scary.

    She's 3, about 4 ft and she does get better with handling but the picture with her in the tree is the last time I had her out as she was freaking when I tried to get her out. She was striking and hissing like crazy and wrapped so tight. I had to distract her and grab her behind the head then start un tangling her from the tree. I never intended to have more then one so I'm ok with her going.

    I totally agree though I would never want something I couldnt handle on my own, I wouldnt get anything bigger then a red tail, she usually wraps on both my shoulders or wraps around my leg and wraps the rest of her on my arm. She weighs a good 20 lbs though so it gets heavy holding her after a bit. I love it though because I can take her out and educate people and they will actually pet her when they see how friendly she is.
     
  4. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Yeah I think the actual bite probably wouldn't be that bad but the thought/idea of it is intimidating. It totally doesn't matter size either, my boyfriend and my family all jump back when my hoggie baby hisses and strikes and she is only 15 grams. Nobody else will touch her lol. Now my iguana is a nasty tempered dude and I use a divider if he's acting aggressive, I've seen the damage those can cause from a bite and not going to risk it.
     
  5. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I wouldnt even want to imagine the bite of a iguana, I had a small one that someone dumped on me that was living in a 10 gal tank with no source of heat. I would take it out with gloves and a jacket, the tail on him was nasty.
    I found him a experienced home though, I'd hate to deal with adult like that.
     
  6. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    My little nic male was great as a baby and grew up to be an asshole. I needed a hook for him by the time he was three because he would strike at anything that moved. Him and my 6.5 foot het sunglow male where the only dicks out of the 13 that I had. My 30lb Suriname girl was easier to handle.
     
  7. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Both are beautiful snakes! I love that calmness about Red Tails, mine's still shy but I've met/heard of so many that made fantastic educational animals.
     

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