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 a Kenyan Sand Boa live in a 10 gallon tank?
A single Kenyan Sand Boa can be housed in a 10 gallon tank. Tank or tubs can be used, but keep in mine to have plent of ventilation added to your tub. People have successfully housed pairs as well as females together. Males should never be housed together.
What is the best substrate for a Kenyan Sand Boa?
Substrate and Décor The Kenyan sand boa loves to burrow, so plan for a substrate to be your main feature. They love sand, aspen bedding, coconut mulch, and even newspaper. We recommend to use natural aspen bedding from Galapagos. It’s great for Kenyan sand boas and any other burying snake.
Do Kenyan sand boas need a heat pad?
Kenyan sand boas originate from a warm climate and so they like it warm. Like all reptiles, they are dependent on external thermoregulation to control their body temperature. Extreme night drops in temperature are not recommended. It’s a good idea to use a basking light and an under tank heat pad also.
Are sand boas friendly?
Although most sand boas are very well behaved, an occasional individual may be slightly jumpy, but from my personal experience, bites are rare. Even the most spirited sand boa prefers to try to escape, jerk or spasm rather than bite.
Do Kenyan sand boas need a night light?
Lighting – Kenyan Sand Boa do not require any special lighting, or UVb light. Unless they are being kept in a dark room, in which case it recommended that a room light be left on to help establish a day and night cycle. Humidity – Kenyan Sand Boa require a very low humidity of around 10-20%.
Do Kenyan sand boas need a water bowl?
A sturdy ceramic bowl, like the Petrageous dish, is a good choice as a water dish for a Kenyan sand boa. A light plastic water dish will be easily pushed over, possibly fouling the environment. The only time the cage should have high humidity is during the Kenyan sand boa’s shed cycle.
Do Kenyan sand boas need a basking spot?
Kenyan sand boas require a daytime temperature of 85oF with a basking spot of around 88oF. This will keep temperatures steady throughout the day and night whilst also creating a slight temperature gradient in the enclosure.
Does sand boa bite?
The typical Indian sand boa temperament is peaceful and calm, which is why it is availably commonly in the exotic pet trade. It isn’t aggressive but it can bite.