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Q: Is this normal for male boas?
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This may be nothing or it may be something. I have never had a male boa before, or a male snake for that matter.  And I pulled him out to handle him the other day and noticed that the skin covering his privates was pretty red, it's look a little less red now but it hasn't gone away and I was wondering if it is normal or if I should take him to the vet.  He's about 70 days old, columbian boa.

<img src="http://www.torn-treasure.com/snake/100_3621.JPG">

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Points: 150
Topics: General Health , Skin
Tags: Boa, Disease, Male, Red, Redness
Species: Boas > Large Boas > Boa constrictor constrictor
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Accepted Answer 6/14/2009 4:47:23 AM

Katie M
That looks pretty normal to me :)
Assisted Answer 6/14/2009 1:28:07 PM

ya that is normal. my male is like that too.
Author Comment 6/14/2009 1:51:11 PM

Thank you both!
Member Comment 6/14/2009 1:59:38 PM

Katie M
No problem!! Always better to ask questions than make assumptions :)  Now... if you'd asked about ball pythons, I wouldn't have a clue ;)  Congrats on the beautiful baby!
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