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Re: Sand Boa Housing


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Posted by meretseger on March 27, 2003 at 07:07:45:

In Reply to: Sand Boa Housing posted by darkpeon on March 27, 2003 at 01:19:05:

Having used both, I prefer aspen to sand. Sand is just too sandy for my tastes. Another alternative would be 'carefresh'. Anything they can burrow in and isn't pine or cedar is ok. You know you're doing it right if you don't see your snake 90% of the time. I feed in a seperate container because they are rather violent eaters and tend to get substrate stuck in their mouths. I think keeping half the substrate moist would be too much. These guys don't tolerate humidity very well. Some people recommend a moist hide, I just mist down the top of the substrate when the snakes are shedding. They do need some sort of extra humidity during shedding, or it's a mess. What I do to set up a cage is throw in about 2-4 inches of shredded aspen and add a water dish. Voila! I use undertank heaters and screen lids. Overhead lights are probably a viable option too. I like a warm end of 85-90, cool end of room temperature (about 75 in my place).


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