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Posted by SGRudedawg on January 16, 2003 at 23:14:33:
In Reply to: Re: Odd New Boa Behavior posted by hotshot on January 14, 2003 at 14:19:08:
I dont know who wrote this... do you?
Posted by hotshot on January 09, 2003 at 14:16:21:
Relish in degrading people or giving totally off the wall answers?
If you cant give a good answer to someones question dont reply! Good solid advice is one thing, but telling someone to go and get a dog or cat?? Come on people, do you think you were born knowing everything about snakes?? Everyone has to start somewhere, and if I were new to snakes and asked a question on here and got a snide remark, I would be peeved!
Have a little more respect for others, and if you dont know what your talking about, keep your stupid answers to yourselves.
Geez, had to get that off my chest!
P.S> I wouldnt say you were really rude to the guy, but you sure could have been a lot nicer and still say the same things. You dont want people to just forget about asking questions for fear of the replies do you? Especially from "beginners" when they need a helping hand?
:I dont know why your snake would be doing that. Stress maybe.
:Just a question for you. What made you decide to get a columbian red tail? You do realize how big they get dont you? Just strikes me odd that you wanted a "king, corn or smaller boa" in your last post, and now you have a red tail. I just hope your not posting on here again in a few months saying you want to trade this one in on something smaller and end up getting an anaconda.
::I purchased a baby columbian boa at an expo this saturday. I know that the show was fairly stressful for the snakes.
::I know it's only been three days but, I have a question about what type of behavior is typical or atypical for a new snake.
::The first day she was out a lot, exploring. The past two days she has been sleeping a lot in her plant that's in the tank. All of that is fine, but what I am concerned about is that sometimes at night, when she wakes up, she does this thing that is very odd...
::She braces her head and neck on the corner of the tank and just stares upward for very long periods of time. Is this normal? Is this bad? Should I be concerned? I have been leaving her alone, so as to not stress her out more, but she is still doing this after three days. Is this behavior related to her being stressed out?
::what types of behaviors are "normal" or typical of new boas from these shows?