i found a baby kenyan today at our local pet store.before i get it i need more info on them.what type of housing will it need as an adult? i know sand for sustrate.what size mous or rat will they need as an adult?little things like that.i already have the ball python and i have been doing very well with him.
the reason for these quesions are that i have heard several different stories about them.i know they are small snakes but ive heardthey will stay in a 10 to 20 gallon tank there whole life but i also hear they need a 55 gallon.im sure a medium or large mouse will do for food as an adult.any comments will be greatly apreciated.
I have a Kenyan Sand Boa. Awesome little snakes, although keep in mind that you will rarely see him unless you dig him out! As far as substrate, don't let the name SAND Boa decide for you. Sand is NOT a good choice in my opinion. I tried sand, along with dirt, mulch, aspen, pellets, and a few others. They all seemed to dry her out more, even made her eyes look dried & wrinkled. My favorite substrate so far is Carefresh. She loves it, as her tunnels stay put, and no more dry eyes either.
Mine was an unwanted baby...her owner couldn't get her to eat. She ate fine for me, taking pinky mice out of my hand. Seems he had been putting a full grown mouse in with a 6 inch snake..it's a miracle she wasn't eaten herself!
Anyway, pinkies as a baby, increasing the mouse size as the snake grows. Mine is around 14-16 inches, and really thick. she eats one full grown mouse a week.
HTH
Roger
Oh...BTW..mine is in a 10 gallon for now, going to move up to a 20L soon tho. Should be fine for life.
Roger
is carefresh the stuff made from paper that is used for rabbits and hampsters cages that is suposed to keep the oder down?
Yes, but it's not actually paper. It's wood fibers that were too short to be made into paper. A paper manufacturing by product, I suppose. Anyway, works great for Sand Boas! Completely safe, and they seem to love it!
Roger
is carefresh the stuff made from paper that is used for rabbits and hampsters cages that is suposed to keep the oder down?

yes