Life Span: There are documented cases of boas living in captivity for longer than 40 years. Generally 20-30 years.
Size: 6-9 feet
Housing: For a baby boa a 30"x 12" (20 gallon) would be adequate to help your little guy feel secure. As your boa grows so will its housing requirements.
Hide Box: Offering a hide box will help your new boa feel secure in their environment
Temperature: Your new boas house should have a warm side and a cool side. The cool side of the cage, the temperature should not drop below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The warm side should remain 85 degrees Fahrenheit with a basking spot of 90 degrees Farenheit. You can provide the basking heat by means of a heating pad. Boas like this, they will coil over the heating pad to get belly heat.
Lighting: Boas do NOT require UVB lighting but it will not hurt them if you choose to use it.
Bedding: There is a variety of substrates that are sufficient for use with boas. These options range from newspaper to fir and cypress barks. When using a substrate the cage will need to be spot cleaned regularly. When using newspaper, paper or carpet the paper should be changed each time you clean.
Feeding: Never feed a snake a meal that is larger than the snakes mid body size. When you purchase a snake from us we will tell you their feeding schedule and what we are currently feeding them. Juvenile boas should be fed every 7-10 days. Adult boas (over 2 years of age) can be fed every 10-14 days however can be fed more or less.
Water: A water bowl is necessary. This gives your boa a place to drink and soak.
Humidity: Should be 60% - 70% this can be gauged with a hygrometer