How big does Kenyan sand boas get?

How big does Kenyan sand boas get?


How big does Kenyan sand boas get?

Characteristics. Kenyan sand boas are heavy-bodied stout snakes with a blunt head, small eyes, and a thick, short body and tail. Females are larger, reaching length between 26 and 32 inches, while males grow to about 15 inches.

Are Kenyan sand boa venomous?

The Kenyan sand is a non-venomous snake that uses constriction to subdue its prey. Kenyan sand boas may also suffocate their prey by dragging it beneath the sand.

What size tank does a sand boa need?

Due to their small size and inactive nature, sand boas can be housed in an enclosure that is both small and convenient. Young boas can be housed in a 10-gallon tank, while single adults should be housed in a 15-20 gallon tank.


Can I keep 2 sand boas together?

You can house two females or a male and female together, but not two males. If you house more than one Sand Boa together, always feed each one individually.

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Do pet snakes recognize their owners?

Snakes don’t have great memory or sight, so won’t recognise the look of their owner. They only have a good memory for smells as they rely on smell to locate prey in the wild.

Do sand boas have teeth?

Handling. Any creature with teeth can bite and Kenyan sand boas often do. They are more apt to bite than many snake species.


Do Kenyan sand boas need a heat lamp?

Kenyan sand boas should have a basking surface temperature of 95?F directly under a heat lamp placed to the extreme right or left of the enclosure. On the other side of the enclosure, the temperature should be between 72-80?F.

What can I feed my sand boa?

Captive sand boas usually eat a diet of exclusively mice. However, in the wild, sand boas will eat virtually anything they can catch. Sand boas will eat rodents, birds and lizards. They kill prey by constriction or by dragging it under the surface of the sand.

Do sand boas climb?

Yes they’re called sand boas and in the wild live in natural sand blends. But in the wild snakes never die from old age and one cause is impaction. So why not do better for our pets? And yes sand boas climb.

How cold can a sand boa get?

This hot zone can get as high as 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. But cooler temperatures are fine at night. Kenyan Sand Boas fair well when the temperature drops to the mid-70s at night. If needed, use a heat emitter to ensure that the temperature doesn’t get lower than 70 degrees.

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How can you tell if a Kenyan sand boa is male or female?

Males have a longer tail from their cloaca (anal vent) to the tip of their tail, and the tip has a rounder look to it. With females the tail is shorter from the cloaca to the tip and the tip is pointed. Also, females grow to be a lot bigger. Adult males are 15-18 inches, adult females are 24-36 inches in length.

How long does it take for a Kenyan sand boa to reach full size?

Once they reach adulthood, at about 15 months to 2 years of age depending on feeding schedules, they frequently eat very little, especially in the summer breeding season. The females will generally reach about 24-36 inches, with 28 being typical, and will weigh in the neighborhood of 400-900 + grams.


Can I keep 2 Kenyan sand boas together?

Male Kenyan sand boas should not be housed together. Given the Kenyan sand boa’s propensity for burrowing, habitat accessories should be minimal. Heavy rocks should be avoided, unless they are firmly fastened to the enclosure.

Can a Kenyan Sand Boa live in a 10 gallon tank?

Male Kenyan Sand Boas Male Kenyan sand boas work in a 10-gallon tank. Male Kenyan sand boas are much smaller than their female counterparts, so while they’re suitable for a 10-gallon tank, the females need at least 20 gallons. Burrowing needs to be considered when setting up a Kenyan sand boa’s home.

How long does it take a Kenyan Sand Boa to shed?

Kenyan Sand Boas will continue to grow as they age but will have to shed their skin because their old skin won’t grow together with their bodies. Kenyan Sand Boas will constantly shed their skin and may end up shedding them once every 3 or 4 months depending on the season and how fast the snake grows.

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How long should I leave my new snake alone?

Leave your new pet snake alone for at least seven days since the transport to its new home is very stressful. After that, feed your snake its first meal. To ensure that your snake doesn’t regurgitate its meal due to stress, wait for another two days before you finally handle your new snake.

Do snakes like to cuddle?

Snakes do not tend to enjoy cuddling because they have evolved to be solitary creatures. It’s unlikely that snakes respond to physical contact the way mammals and birds do. However, over time a snake can associate you as a positive part of its life due to providing food and heat.

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Written by: Sweeny Jane

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