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Kenyan Sand Boa Questions


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Posted by Randy T. on May 03, 2003 at 20:00:23:

In Reply to: Kenyan Sand Boa Questions posted by dleary on May 03, 2003 at 18:57:17:

:I bought a 25" long male Kenyan Sand Boa today - very cool creature. I have a few questions for those with some Sand Boa experience, however:

:1. What humidity should I provide in his terrarium? Currently it is a steady 50% with a screen top.

you actually will want to keep the humidity quite low, since they are a desert species ( I keep my humidity around 20-30%)

:2. How much bigger might he get? I've read conflicting data on the internet.

well as far as size goes, I have heard of 2 females right at the 3' range, and since males stay smaller then females you will probably be looking at around 30" at full grown maximum

:3. How do you recommend I feed him?

I feed my female 1 fuzzy rat or hopper mouse every 2 weeks (she is only 16" and will not eat much more then that)

as far as the best substrate, I actually prefer and use calci sand for my kenyan, it holds heat better then aspen and gives them good friction when they shed (when I used aspen my female had patchy sheds, so I went back to calci sand and she has perfect sheds again.)

Good luck with your Kenyan and post some pix of him when you get the chance. Later Randy T.

I have him in a 20-gallon long aquarium with 3" of aspen bedding as a substrate, heated externally with an under-tank heating pad to 95 F (35 C) on one side. The other side isn't heated and remains at 78 F (25.5 C). I keep a 4" diameter cup of water for him in one corner.

:Thanks for any adivce/input.





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