My beautiful girl, Eidolon in her temporary tank. She’s just beginning to outgrow it (she’s a little over 5 ft, and her current tank is 5’x2’x1’. The ideal is 6’x2’x2’ or larger for adult boas, and since she’ll get two times bigger than she is now, I plan on converting this massive gun cabinet I have into a proper enclosure for her soon.) She’s the coolest snake ever and loves hanging out on my shoulders. I only handle her when Nick’s around and the cat is put up, despite her never showing any signs of aggression or squeezing too hard. She’s very well-fed and relaxed.
I took her to the vet when I first got her about a year ago because she had fresh scars on her face and a wheeze/whistle sound when she’d breathe. Apparently she was fed live at some point and a rat must have got her and caused her nasal cavity to deform a bit when it healed, causing the whistle. She’s doing really good now and her scars are barely visible after several perfect sheds. She’s gained a lot of weight (she was really underweight and was kept in a 20 gallon for MONTHS prior to my adopting her), and has always been nothing but a sweetie.
The whistle is still there on occasion, and I find it quite endearing now. Sometimes when I pet her head, she shivers, and it’s the cutest thing in the worlddd.
I need to get more pictures of her as she gets bigger. Right now, she’s about the max size an adult male would get. Females get much larger, and are a lot more responsibility.