Island Type Boas

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Cayos De Los Cochinos ( Hog Island Boas ) boa c. imperator

Cayos de Los Cochinos or Hog Island Boas are very unique. Mine are direct decendants from Hog Island boas collected in the mid Eigties by the late Bob Sears. My Bloodlines are as pure as you can get. These Boas are very pale in color and some are almost white. They tend to have a light pink or orange background color and average 25 faded dorsal saddles. Their tail blotches are just a shade darker than the rest of the body. Some Boas are heavily speckled along the whole body & tail. However, many years of selective breeding for less speckling has created some virtually clear boas with no speckling at all. One other feature of the Hog Island Boa is its ability to change color. They tend to get much lighter in color after dark. They also are a small race of boa and mature and breed at around 5 feet or so. Hog Island Boas are one the most beautiful Island Morph boas that are readily available and make wonderful Pets with excellent dispositions.

 

Update 2017 - Hogs are expected to birth late July.

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Crawl Cay Boas  Boa c. imperator

Crawl Cay Boas

Crawl Cay is an Island off the East Coast of Belize. It lies just North East of Belize City in the Caribbean and is part of the Turneff Island Archipeligo. The boas from this island are very unique and rare. A very small number of them were collected by the Late Bob Sears back in the Eighties. Luckily a man named Tim Meade bred a few of these rare boas and produced the first Captive Born Crawl Cays back in the early nineties and luckily I am fortunate enough to own a few of these Bob Sears / Tim Meade true Crawl Cays. My Boas are the real deal with provenance and paper trail back to the original wild caught Crawl Cay Boas. Crawl Cay Boas are true dwarves that max out at about 5 feet. They breed at around 4 feet and can be sustained on a diet of a just a dozen or so meals per year. On their native Crawl Cay they eat Birds as their main diet and youngsters eat geckos. Some Captive born Crawls may have difficulty getting started on mice - but most readily accept rodents as their first meal. They have a very gray background color with alot of black speckling. The head markings are very speckled too and the tails have just a few small saddles. In my opinion these boas should be classified as a valid subspecies of Boa constrictor - but not enough animals are available to do such work & collecting on Crawl Cay is not possible as The Turneffe Archipeligo is a National Reserve & collecting is prohibited. So therefore, the fate of the Crawl Cay Boas population in Captivity is in the hands of responsible Locality Breeders. Update 2017 - I expect a nice litter of Crawl Cay Boas in August

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Caulkers Cay Boa c. imperator

These Dwarf Boas are from Cay Caulker, 2 tiny Islands19 miles off the North / East Coast of Belize. I purchased my original Caulkers Cay Boas from Gus Rentfro and his adults came from animals that were captured ( With Permission ) by a grad student directly on Cay Caulker back in the early nineties. These Boas are a true dwarf form of boa and females are known to have reproduced at as little as 45 inches in length. They are similar to Crawl Cay Boas but exhibit less orange. They are almost anerythristic. As of today The Cay Caulker Islands are 2 Islands. But On October 31, 1961 the once single Island was divided into its two North & South sections by a narrow channel courtesy of Hurricane Hattie. The Cay Caulker Forest Reserve, on the northernmost 100 acres of the island, was declared in May of 1998 and a Reserve Headquarters building was built during July and August of 2001. This section of the Island is virtually untouched and is the natural Habitat of the Caulkers Cay Boa. Since the Island has been declared a Reserve there will be no Collecting from this Island and the only way to obtain Caulkers Cay Boas is by Captive Breeding. I am fortunate enough to have a nice group of these Beautiful true Dwarfs.Update 2017 - If all goes well I should have Caulkers Cay Boas birth in August.

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Islas de Maize - Corn Island Boa c. imperator

These Boas are a dwarf Island form from the Corn Islands off the coast of Nicaragua. This Island is locally know as " The Isle de Maize ". This is probably one of the rarest Boas in Captivity today. In 1995 only 2 Captive Born Litters were imported commercially to the U.S. from Corn Island, Nicaragua. Permits were granted that one time for 21 baby Boas. But since that time the Island has become a Nature Preserve and Permits will most likely not be granted again. My friend Gus Rentfro of Rio Bravo Reptiles acquired 3.3 of the 21 imported Babies. I have a nice group of Adults here that originated from the original 21 imports & Captive Born youngsters from Gus's efforts.

 

Update 2017 - Hoping for Corns to birth in late July