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 Couple pics of my Argie

Just finished building a nice cage for this little guy! still working on a better setup for the inside of his enclosure, but with time, it will be a luxurious home for the next couple years, then moving on to a larger cage! hope you like.





11/10/11  01:11pm

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 Couple pics of my Argie

That’s a nice looking snake. Looks similar to my Nicaraguan. How big do they get? I’m expecting about six feet.



12/03/11  10:07pm

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 Couple pics of my Argie

Well according to most boa specialists, 8-10ft is how big they get, but I would say it really depends on age and environment they live in. I’ve talked to people who have had there Argentine boas for ten years and they are only 6 ft in length for a female and a male. Then I popped on YouTube and this 70 year old woman has a male and a female in the same cage that are HUGE! They have to be at least 10ft and weight a ton. Its said that they are one of the largest, but I haven’t seen proof in captivity to prove it yet other than that video online, don’t mean its not true and for me, mine is shy of 6 months old. So he is still small. Around 3ft long. He has grown a good couple of inches since I got him in October and gained some strength and mass. He isn’t a skinny little worm anymore haha. Time will tell.





12/28/11  04:22am

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 Couple pics of my Argie

It’s not so much that Argentines are the largest, but they are much more heavily bodied than BCIs, BCCs and so on and so forth. Even without attaining obscene length, they are thicker, broader, more robust and weight a signifcant amount more.

Good looking kid. Good luck with him.



12/30/11  11:00am

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 Couple pics of my Argie

I appreciate the courtesies pal! He is a healthy little guy. I’m surprised at how he acts in my presents too. So far so good and tame as ever. Just hope he stays that way haha!



01/04/12  02:16pm

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 Couple pics of my Argie

So long as you remember that Argies can become really hissy, you should do find. Don’t give into their threats. 9 times out of 10, they are not willing to back them up.



01/05/12  01:45am

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 Couple pics of my Argie

Haha, funny you speak of this. i learned all about that hissy trait the first week i had him home from the convention. as soon as i got him into his new enclosure and had a steady daytime-nigh time temperature fluctuation going, haha, his little "Attitude" disssappeared! i soon noticed that the only time the snake does this anymore, is only when is really cold and/or i startle him really good. my wife still wont get him out of his cage because of it and that was months ago i even seen or heard of him hissing. i think the scare comes from his closed mouth fake bite too, cause he has done this to me a good amount of times. hah! but so far, very smooth and the boa has become my prized pet! he is an active little thing too. ill glance in the cage every so often, come back five minutes later for something random, and he will be completely shifted or on the opposite side of the cage thermogualting haha!
Another note, because my camera cant pick it up, his skin is very beautiful. it looks like light and dark greys, but its a really light blue and around each of his saddles in the lighter area, is really pink!!! unusual for the other bred specimens of Argentine boas i have seen.. either really heavy black and grey, or dingy patterns with lighter greys backing up the heavy blacks!! I’m a PROUD b.c. occidentalis keeper!!!



01/13/12  08:12am


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