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    I love these snakes. I've kept them before, and have really missed having them around. I like their beauty and their personalities (I've never been bitten by one--hatchling or adult--*knocks wood*).

    So, yesterday, while we were visiting one of my favorite pet stores in Portland, of course I HAD to look at the snakes, because as reptiles go, snakes are my "thang". Turns out they have a young male for sale, and I'll be bringing him home on Friday the 19th. Taking time to set up his viv, first, so that he's ready to come home to a nice place to live .

    I am so excited that I dreamed about him last night!
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    Rainbow Boas are nice snakes. I got my son a Brazilian Rainbow Boa for Christmas- he loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpin Man View Post
    Rainbow Boas are nice snakes. I got my son a Brazilian Rainbow Boa for Christmas- he loves it.
    Yes, they are! Too beautiful not to love . I'm sure your son is quite taken with his BRB. I know I really loved mine, and will be very happy to finally have another one!
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    My Herps: 1.0.1 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Brazilian Rainbow Boa, 1.0 Black Milksnake, 1.0 Mexican Black Kingsnake, 0.1 Lipstick Sunglow BCI, 0.1 Irian Jaya, 0.0.3 Firebelly toads, 1.3.2 Phelsuma laticauda laticauda, 1.1 Phelsuma grandis, 0.0.1 Rhacodactylus leachianus, 2.1 Ptychozoon kuhli

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    Just for variety, I got myself a Colombian Rainbow a short time later. She is also a nice snake, but more active and a little nippier than the Brazilian. She also prefers to be at a warmer temperature.
    Years ago, I owned a Colombian/Guyanan Rainbow hybrid that was a real face-biter. Even nailed me in the throat once. Gotta be careful with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpin Man View Post
    Just for variety, I got myself a Colombian Rainbow a short time later. She is also a nice snake, but more active and a little nippier than the Brazilian. She also prefers to be at a warmer temperature.
    Years ago, I owned a Colombian/Guyanan Rainbow hybrid that was a real face-biter. Even nailed me in the throat once. Gotta be careful with those.
    Yikes! Good thing she didn't hit the jugular :-p.

    I'd like the Columbians better if they kept their juvenile markings. They seem to be very iridescent as adults, though--at least from the photos I've seen of them. I've never seen one in person.
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    When the Colombian/Guyanan bit my throat, I had a beard- this lessened the impact. But that snake did me a big favor once. At the time, I also had a Springer Spaniel pup. One time, when the pup was curious about the snake, I allowed them to get acquainted. Frequently, normally docile snakes will readily bite a dog that gets too close, and that is what happened here. The snake nailed the dog in the lip- it even drew a little blood. From then on, it made the dog hyper aware of snakes, which was great when we went field herping. The dog found snakes by scent, and from then on, he out-herped me nearly every time we went out.
    Regarding the colors- yes Colombians aren't as bright as Brazilians. As a result, few people seem to work with them any more, which to me, is part of their appeal. I prefer having herps that fewer people are working with.

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    Obviously, your SS was/is a very smart dog! One of my favorite breeds, in fact. I'm glad to hear he ended up being the perfect herping buddy. Ah, if only that Columbian/Guyanan had known what he'd create by biting your pup! LOL!
    In the end, only kindness matters.

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    Well, we'll see if this works, using a different way to put up a photo. This is Rio on the day he came home. He's a nice boy--for a young BRB . And as pretty as can be, imho.
    In the end, only kindness matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishEyes View Post
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    Well, we'll see if this works, using a different way to put up a photo. This is Rio on the day he came home. He's a nice boy--for a young BRB . And as pretty as can be, imho.
    I see Rio! How long will he get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I see Rio! How long will he get?
    I'm glad you can see it, although it's not in a gallery, here. Merely uploaded it from my computer.

    Rio will get to approximately 5'-6'. The occasional BRB makes it to 7', but it's the exception more than the rule. Probably just as well, knowing my husband's fear of snakes .
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    My Herps: 1.0.1 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Brazilian Rainbow Boa, 1.0 Black Milksnake, 1.0 Mexican Black Kingsnake, 0.1 Lipstick Sunglow BCI, 0.1 Irian Jaya, 0.0.3 Firebelly toads, 1.3.2 Phelsuma laticauda laticauda, 1.1 Phelsuma grandis, 0.0.1 Rhacodactylus leachianus, 2.1 Ptychozoon kuhli

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