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Post by Choobaine on Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:59 pm

This was my first, and is currently my only boa and she means the world to me. I may have quite a collection of invertebrates but I have very few snakes simply because my health isn't great right now and I don't want to risk taking on more than I can handle. Still, my reptiles play a very important part in my life, they help me deal with several chronic illnesses and give me a reason to live, they may be just snakes but they're the best therapy there is for me, consequently I make sure they get the best care imaginable. This one, individual snake is the very epitome of that, she is exceptionally tame and when life gets hard a little time holding, or just sitting near her does wonders. I guess I can call her a favorite.
Here's is the little lady stealing one of my shoes.

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She is currently just under 5 foot and lives in a 4.5 long, 1.5 deep, 1.5 high long vivarium with an interesting slanted glass panel on the front that allows for viewing from overhead. I'll have to get photographs of it at some point but the decor is only really half finished, I'm trying to go for something more natural as it is a display viv but I'm finding it SO hard to find good furniture for it.

Also here's better photos of the young lady when she was a good bit smaller.

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Post by morelia on Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:22 pm

Stunning boa Sofia, those pics show it off perfectly - what camera do you use?

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Post by Tan on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:54 pm

Wonderfully powerful post and great images. I like listening to others who also find a therapeutic side to one or all of their animals. It's amazing the calming and almost indescribable feeling one can get from a moment shared with an animal and this post just proves my point further (one I've made many times over the years at talks etc...to adults & children alike) that it does not have to be a Cat or Dog in order to have that effect and impact on someones life.

I have to ask about the tattoo, I'm nosy like that lol loving the hieroglyph style, is it a sickle?

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Post by Choobaine on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:45 am

Aw thanks! I just use my boyfriend's Nikon D40x, I hope to get some better photos of her at some point but she has a habit of changing colour as many boas do, so some times in the day she just isn't pretty but when she is at her lightest she takes my breath away!

Tan, you do talks? That's really cool! Can you tell me more?
Thank goodness for the message you teach, so many people don't understand the importance such animals can have in a person's life and of course living with a responsible keeper gives great benefit to the animal in captivity (health care, no predators etc) so the more people accept reptiles the better for everyone. Very Happy

As for the tattoo, it's a design I made myself, when I was young I had no idea I have bipolar disorder, or what it is, but I knew how it was affecting me and I designed a symbol to reflect how I felt, the very duality of existence and I liked it so much I kept it as a tattoo to remind myself how the struggle against the illness has helped me grow and learn what matters to me in life. But uh yeah over all it's just a little thing I made up :p

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Post by Dutchology on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:30 am

What a powerful set of posts and a beautiful boa x
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Post by Phil on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:39 am

Fantastic looking boa
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