Jasmine (hypermelanistic anery longicauda).
Very happy with her progress. She arrived three months back pancaked, with no muscle tone, and was unwilling to move much. With a bit of space and a surface to crawl on that isn’t slick she has firmed up nicely, and now when I put her down she’s quick to go wherever she pleases. A few more months and I’m hoping she’ll be 100%.
In this vein, it’s important for boas to have enough room to move around and for the surface they live on to provide them with the necessary purchase for moving around. A boa on a slick or smooth surface will be insecure and spread it’s body out so that more of it touches the floor (called pancaking).
A healthy boa should be firm and should have good muscle tone, a strong grip, and be almost square-shaped. It shouldn’t be a squishy sausage.