Do you think Boa Morphs will ever become popular similar to ball pythons and retics?
The main reason I blame for this is the name.
Once you are told a ball python is non-venomous you feel a lot safer around them, but with boas, constrictor will always be in the name and it puts a lot of new people off.
I agree with @eaglereptiles
Boas used to be a lot more popular (2 decades ago) however BP took over and won the popularity contest with their number of available mutation, and smaller size. A few years ago Boas ownership and interstate transportation were also in jeopardy which made some breeders think twice.
In my opinion it’s the diversity of the morphs and the smaller size that will keep the ball python on top. I own boas and balls and like them both, however I only breed the ball pythons because it’s so much easier with housing constraints etc, etc …
As others have said, the mass popularity of Boas will never reach that of Ball Pythons, or Corns, but I would argue they are more popular than Retics (outside of the vocal Tic fanatics they aren’t as popular as many would think, which is a good and bad thing).
For Boas, the size, more complex breeding requirements, age requirements for breeding success all play into it. With that said, there will always be a contingent who keep Boas, and prefer Boas over other reptiles.
When I was getting into keeping boas were on the top of my list. Now mind you ball python morphs were really expensive 10 years ago. I remember killer bees were 4 grand I think lol. Also I didn’t even know about morphs until I saw one at a pet shop a hypo male… anyway I thought long , and hard which snake I wanted … ball pythons won. For one reason only size. Boss get a good deal bigger than a ball, and require a bit more care that’s what won me over. I will never keep something that could eat my dogs or cat.