Boa Constrictor Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Boa Constrictor Husbandry (Care Sheet)

  • Life Expectancy: 25+ Years
  • Size: 4-12 ft (depending on if its dwarf, colombian, or suriname [and similar variations])
  • Food: Hopper Mice - Jumbo Rats
  • Feed Schedule: Once per week
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 6 qt tub, v-15 bin, or 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 41 qt tub, cb70 bin, or 20-40 gallon tank / 4x2x2 enclosure minimum
  • Ambient Temp: 80-82 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 88-92 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 60-70%
  • Types of bedding: Coconut, Cypress, or Paper
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally docile, can have a slight attitude
  • Additional info: Similar to ball pythons, boa constrictors have many color and pattern mutations. That being the case, the prices are also extremely variable. Boas are active and enjoy exploring their enclosures. Boa constrictors care is fairly simple and is the perfect option for a pet or for breeding if you’re looking to produce cool morphs! Lights are optional but not recommended. Heat mats are the best choice.

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