The Behaviour Cycle of the Boa
constrictor in Captivity
Born in May, they then were four months old
Born in May 1991, they were 15 weeks old when I bought them. Data on weight and
feeding were, therefore, lacking.
p. 63, figure I-8-2. The 1st year of life points of the male and the
female boa (here about 300 %) contain missing data (see page 17 -18).
Extrapolation frown week 15 down to the first week of life is questionable
since this supposes that I treated the animals in exactly the same way
as the breeder did. However, suppose this to be true, then the
correction should be 300 * 16/52 equals about 87 % of body mass. Then, it
becomes 387 %, still leaving a gap of about 100 % with the first year
of life of the first and second young.
p. 156, figure II-5-5. Units: 10 cm.