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Cannibalistic female anaconda in the wild!2017-05-10

Wildlife photographer Luciano Candisani has captured an unlikely scenery in Brazil...more....

Bullous spectaculopathy - case study2016-12-15

Bullous spectaculopathy is not a frequently seen eye problem in snakes, however it is definitely a challenging one to cure successfully.more....

Herpetologica Hungarica- Part IV- Smooth snake2016-11-12

In the latest chapter of our series introducing local snakes species, we cover the Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca)...

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Tumbes boa babies have been born!2016-08-04

Our Tumbes boa (Boa c. longicauda) female gave birth to a huge litter this morning...more....

Not far away2016-07-17

Our Tumbes boa (Boa c. longicauda) female has entered the last third of her gravidity...more....

New boa species has been discovered!2016-05-28

A new species of boa has been described from Bahamian Conception Island recently...more....

Herpetologica Hungarica- Part III.- Aesculapian snake2016-05-14


In the third chapter of our series introducing Hungary-native snake species, we are discussing the Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus)...more....

Boa c. longicauda ovulates!2016-03-13

For the first time since 2013, our Tumbes boa (Boa c. longicauda) female is apparently showing signs of ovulation once again...more....

Case study- Mucous-cystic gingivitis2015-11-14

Recently, two Boa constrictors have turned up with the same problem apparently in the praxis, that I will describe below in details...more....

Amoeba (Entamoeba invadens) infection in boas and pythons2015-09-28

Amoebiasis in considered as one of the most severe parasitic infections in both boas and pythons. Our recent article is dedicated to help keepers in recognition of this significant disease at early stages...more....

Four-legged snake shocks scientists2015-07-25

Science Magazine reports a 120 million years old ancient snake fossil most recently, which was found in Brazil by British experts...more....

News of breeding season (2014-2015)2015-03-21

As the 2014/2015 breeding season comes to an end, a few specimens has started courting in our collection...

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Do not poison your snake!2015-03-11

In our latest article, we are describing the most common medicines, that could cause toxicosis in your snake and may even lead to death...

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Inclusion Body Disease diagnostics and FAQ on IBD2015-02-09

Recently, several boa keepers inquired about IBD diagnostics, therefore we have gathered some informations on this particular disease, which could be useful for other boa enthusiasts, as well...more....

170 million years old snake fossils have been found2015-01-28

Latest discoveries have revealed that first snake species tuned up on Earth 170 million years go, 70 prior to former assumptions...more....

Herpetologica Hungarica- Part II.- Grass snake2014-11-25

In the second chapter of our series introducing native snake species, we are discussing the grass snake (Natrix natrix), which is probably the best-known native snake species in Hungary...more....

How to get rid of mites in 3 days2014-09-27

By reading Boa constrictor forums, dedicated groups we find snake keepers time after time that have been struggling to get rid of mites, seemingly with no success. This current article is supposed to help those snake enthusiasts by describing how we could get rid of snake mites as quick as 3 days...more....

Herpetologica Hungarica- Part I.- Dice snake2014-09-01

Our new series will introduce the native snakes species of Hungary. In the first chapter, we are describing the dice snake, Natrix tessellata...more....

Terraristika Hamm2014-08-23

It has been confirmed that we are going to have a table at Terraristika Reptile Expo in Hamm this September...more....

Suriname redtails have been born!2014-08-12

After a year absence, Suriname redtail boas (Boa c. constrictor) have been born in our collection once again.more....

The great debate: live prey VS pre-killed?2014-07-05

There is a subject, which seemingly comes up among snake keepers time after time, however it should not have been a debate for decades, namely: to feed with live or pre-killed animals...more....

Parthenogenesis in boas? Yes!2014-06-17

Recently, it has been revealed that facultative parthenogenesis does occur among several animal species, including Boa constrictors...more....

Just as planned2014-06-15

As our Suriname redtail female is reaching the halftime of her gravidity, everything looks promising...more....

Herp report from Krk Island2014-05-07

Some of our readers are certainly not interested only in Boa constrictors, but also in other reptiles. Those who have passion for other herps as well may find out latest field report interesting.more....

End of crossbred boa era?2014-04-15

In Hungary...not yet. But it is only a matter of time when will happen what has already taken place overseas and in Western Europe...more....

Events in our stock2014-03-25

This March has been eventful for us; we noticed huge ovulation in a Suriname, added a Trinidad redtail to our collection, uploaded a Tumbes boa video...more....

Importance of quarantine2014-03-17

Experienced herp keepers are certainly familiar with the concept of quarantine, however most beginners barely know about it and even less are able to apply it. This next article is dedicated for the quarantine process...more....

Terraristika Hamm2014-02-02

We are attending the next Terraristika show in Hamm on March 8th, 2014...more....

Something to be excited about2014-01-30

Recent breeding season has been quite eventless in our collection so far. However, today we have confirmed an ovulation in one of our Argentine boas (Boa c. occidentalis)...more....

Gus Rentfro retires!2014-01-01

I have to start 2014 with an unhappy report: Gus Rentfro- one of the most significant Boa locality breeders -retires...more....

Happy Holidays!2013-12-19

Another year has passed, a very eventful one...

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News from the breeding season - slow start2013-12-16

As we entered December month, our (adult) specimens now have been under stimulation for weeks. However, only a few are showing any signs of reproductive activity...more....

Planned breedings for 20142013-10-23

As the breeding season is coming up, we received some inquiries about our planned breedings in the near future.
We are planning to breed localities described below in 2013-2014 season...more....

We have launched the English version!2013-10-15

Dear Foreign Readers, it is my pleasure to announce that we have launched an English version for our site...

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Exotica Terraristikbörse, St. Pölten2013-10-14

We are attending the next reptile expo in St. Pölten, Austria for the first time as an exhibitor...more....

Effects of domestication (AKA story of a 2,5m (8+ ft) long Hog island boa)2013-09-25

Domestication means every circumstances in captive reptile keeping that has effects on animals and may cause changes in the long run...

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After the first shed!2013-09-01

Most of our Tumbes boas have shed their first skin in a week...

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Tumbes boa birth!2013-08-23

After a longer awaiting time than we expected, but with great success, our Tumbes boa babies have arrived...more....

Now and then- IV. part -Tumbes or longtailed boas2013-08-08

As our Tumbes boa female entering the last part of her gravidity, it is inevitable to talk about appearance of Boa c. longicauda, as well...more....

Now and then- III. part -Suriname redtail boas2013-07-13

In the latest article, we are discussing the coloration of ever popular Suriname redtail boas...more....

On the way...2013-06-22

It seems locality lovers will be pleased to see a litter of rare Boa constrictor subspecies...more....

Now and then- II. part -Lemke boas2013-06-17

In recent chapter we discuss changes of appearance of Lemke boas throughout the years...more....

In the name of Profession (dirty business of "pure" boas)2013-05-23

Ever since we have started our homepage, we receive 5-10 e-mails each year wherein our readers ask for our help to determine whether their boa is a "pure" subspecies or not...more....

Now and then- I. part -Argentine boas2013-05-15

In our next article series, we represent some the changes of appearance of some true Boa constrictor localities througout the years...

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The way I saw it (photographing Argentine boas)2013-04-28

Hereinafter, I wanted to share some of my experiences that could be useful for others, who like to photograph their pets.

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News from Breeding season II.2013-04-06

We noticed several interesting events in the last few weeks. Our Tumbes boas (Boa c. longicauda) and Ecuadorian redtail boas (Boa c. constrictor) gave us reason to hope...more....

5 (false) stereotypes about purebred boas2013-03-24

Reading some Hungarian snake forums made me realize, there still are lot of misbeliefs circuling around about these boas. In the hope of perspicacity, we have gathered some of these.more....

News from breeding season2013-01-23

Everything is quiet right now. Animals we intended to breed are showing no/minimal interest...more....

Protect their habitat!2012-07-27

A study published in 2008 analysed the connection between reproduction of Argentine boas (Boa c. occidentalis) and devastation of their habitats. The conclusion is  overwhelming...more....

Suriname newborns!2012-07-15

On July 15th, 2012 we have received a nice litter of Suriname redtail boa (Boa c. constrictor) babies...more....

Same species, different localities (photos)2012-02-07

Boa constrictors are well-known for showing a great diversity, which can be the reason why they have been so popular among snake keepers for decades.more....

Second Suriname litter2011-08-23

Our second litter of Suriname redtail boas (Boa c. constrictor) has arrived on August 20th.more....

Suriname redtails have been born!2011-07-27

On July 27th, Wednesday dawn our first Suriname redtails (Boa c. constrictor) of the year have been born.more....

Lemke boas have been born2011-07-03

Lemke boa babies have been born on July 3rd after a long awaiting, which makes them our first offspring of the year.more....

Invasive population in Mexico - Cozumel Island boas2011-01-19

Imperator subspecies of Boa constrictor are native all over the mainland in Mexico. However, the had not been known to occur in Cozumel Island along the southeast coast until the 1980ies.more....

Suriname redtail have been born!2010-07-24

This morning our Suriname redtail boa (Boa c. constrictor) babies have been born. This is a spacial event for us, not just because Surinames are notoriously hard to breed, but also because this is the first ever Suriname redtails offspring in Hungary.more....

About me...2010-07-22

Every site has a page like this, I thought why would my own be an exception. I don't think my persona important to talk about, but you, dear readers do have the right to know more about the owner of site you are reading.more....

Nicaraguan boas (Boa c. imperator) have been born!2010-05-11

Our Nicaraguan boa babies have been born this morning just before sunrise...more....

News on our Pearl Island babies2009-08-04

Our Pearl Island boas (Boa c. sabogae) were born 3 weeks ago and stangely none of them have shed yet...more....

Saboga boa litter!2009-07-14

After a not so successful Nicaraguan boa litter earlier this year, our Pearl Island boas (Boa c. sabogae) have finally been born. This time the ratio was much better: 7 live and only one infertilized ova (slug).more....

Lemke boas2008-04-02

A small shipment of Boa constrictors entered the US supposedly from Sao Paulo, Brazil in the 1980ies. After first successful breedings, Lloyd Lemke,- Tim Belknap,- Kerry King bloodline were created.more....

Exclusive Boa c. ortonii photos2007-05-10

Recently, we have received some amazing photos from Michael Tweddle, a Peruvian nature photographer, that now we can share with our Readers.more....

Breeding boas...2006-08-28

As autumn and winter months are approaching, most boa keepers that have adult animals certainly consider breeding their boas.more....

News from the Hog Island: there are still survivors!2006-07-26

As known, boas were exported in large numbers from Cayos Cochinos islands, Honduras in the 1980ies. They became known and popular as "Hog Island boa", while Cayos Cochinos had been exploited.more....

Light and dark phases2006-03-19

It has been known for some time that Boa constrictors are able to change phases of colors during certain periods of the day. We looked into this in cases of some specimens in our collection.more....

"Bolivian boa" from South Brazil?2005-10-04

A view has been circuling among boa keepers for years that "Bolivian boas" may not come from Bolivia, but from Sao Paulo region, South Brazil. Some South American herpetologists seem to confirm that theory.more....

We have launched our homepage!2005-09-01

We have opened the first official, scientific homepage on Boa constrictors in Hungary!

Our goal is to introduce these prestine animals created by Mother Nature.more....

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