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 #2270549


Milan
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 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Hello everyone longtime RZer first time boa poster lol. J am usually over in the iguana forum. Anyway I am finding myself quite confused by this whole BCC BCI thing. Can someone please explain to a blonde girl in the simplest way possible or better yet, just tell me what my girl is lol. I could care less whether she is "true" or "common" because I will love her either way. But out of curiosity I must know what she is. I hate not knowing things about my pets so this is driving me nuts! We got her from the Steel City reptile show and were told she was a pastel red tail about 7 years old. But after looking at pics online I’m not so sure. Anyone have a guess what out big baby is?


I don’t have a pic of her tail but ican get one I needed. To me it looks like a normal red tail... Um tail lol.
Here she is with my fiancé.


She is exacty 8 feet long ( we were told between 10-12 lol) and she has te sweetest temperament. So no matter whatshe really is we will love her anyway



06/19/12  12:21pm

 #2270571


LRiley
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  Message To: Milan   In reference to Message Id: 2270549


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Very beautiful girl you have there! She’s definitely a bci. Just google bcc and bci and read up on it. There are also older post about the same topic if you just scroll down the threads.



06/19/12  05:25pm

 #2270618


Snakeman14
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  Message To: Milan   In reference to Message Id: 2270549


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

BCI - boa constrictor imperator - common or columbian red tail
BCC - boa constrictor constrictor - true red tail



06/20/12  02:29am

 #2270658


Milan
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  Message To: Snakeman14   In reference to Message Id: 2270618


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

I know what the abbreviation means lol. I was meaning a good description of the differences between the two. Every article I read about it confuses me so I was hopeing someone could put it in laymans for me



06/20/12  04:47pm

 #2270699


Snakeman14
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  Message To: Milan   In reference to Message Id: 2270658


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

oh lol thats all i no about it



06/20/12  09:16pm

 #2274219


Cphill58
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  Message To: Snakeman14   In reference to Message Id: 2270699


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Hey Milan,

I went through the same phase as you are now...i read for days and I know the difference but could never explain it ...I just know a BCI is a cross breed and easier to keep than a BCC ...true red tails from Guyana and Suriname are fussy , have regurging issues as a worst case scenario and possibly more attitude than a more inbred BCI.

Now what I am saying is not gospel and just like people everyone is different and some BCC are excellent snakes...but they do have moire issues associated with them, whereas the BCI is much more , how can I say, domesticated???

There are so many morphs out there who knows where the real genes are anymore.

Chris



07/22/12  03:05am

 #2274236


LRiley
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2274219


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

The Regurgitation Syndrome is one of the most frequent causes of death in true redtail Boa constrictors!!! It is associated with a significant loss of water and minerals in the affected animal’s body.

Mostly the snake keeper is responsible for the occurance of the Regurgitation syndrome due to wrong feeding!

Primarily affected: (all of these fall unde the BCC category)

... are neonates of redtail Boa c. constrictor such as true Surinames, Guyanas, Peruvians, and Brazilians,

Now, i have a Suriname and a Peruvian red tail and have NEVER had any of these issues. Try to stay away from wild caught snakes if possible. Wild caught snaked tend to have more issues than captive bred snakes do.



07/22/12  08:30am

 #2275486


Fairy Frog Mother
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  Message To: LRiley   In reference to Message Id: 2274236


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Umm BCI are not cross breeds Chris hon. Though cross breeds generally are lumped under BCI classification.

BCI range from Mexico through Central America to Colombia. BCC are generally found in the Orinoco basin and surrounding areas. Theres other subspecies as well. There’s also BC Amarali (Short tailed boa) and BC Occidentalis (Argentinian) BC Longucauda (Long tailed boas)
Google Rio Bravo for some really great examples of these. (Oh and theres also Dumerils boas which are a different genus though still classified in the boa family- I forget what their classification is)




08/03/12  06:23am

 #2275625


Cphill58
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  Message To: Fairy Frog Mother   In reference to Message Id: 2275486


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Thanx FFM

I still have lots to learn about the various boa species too.



08/04/12  03:58pm

 #2276156


Fairy Frog Mother
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2275625


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Its ok CP. Me too! Its the age old...the more ya know...the more you know you dont know!



08/09/12  04:40am

 #2281725


Sandboaking
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  Message To: Fairy Frog Mother   In reference to Message Id: 2276156


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Hi, I’ll just say you’re blessed to have a bci. I think they’ve been bred in captivity longer, so my theory is they’re becoming tamer. I have two females that are bcis and they’re really sweet, but I also have a male bcc that’s really fussy and squirmy. And, just out of curiosity, did you get her from the guy that sells the mice? I usually go there and pittsburgh every show.



09/30/12  01:55pm

 #2281823


Fairy Frog Mother
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  Message To: Sandboaking   In reference to Message Id: 2281725


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

Mine are also BCI. I love my big lugs.
(Even if my 9’ girl taqged me for the first time in 4 years last week...totally my fault- wasnt careful enough and she was going through shed when I put the FT in her tank- so she got me instead of the rat- to her credit though... she hit and let go right away without even coiling. Then went and sulked in her corner for 45 minutes before she decided she would eat. *laughs* poor confused thing. But yeah- she was FAST! )
Boas, no matter what their locality or morph...are beautiful animals in my book.



10/01/12  05:11pm

 #2281845


Mr olivers owner
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  Message To: Fairy Frog Mother   In reference to Message Id: 2281823


 BCC vs BCI. Can anyone explain?

aww... she felt bad.reminds me of the youtube videos of dogs who punish themselves lol
and yet people still think they are mean creatures that want to eat you



10/01/12  08:04pm


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