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Care Sheet for Red Tail Boas

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.50    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/16/2006

Main Category:

Snakes

Sub Category:

Red Tail Boas

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Peavey_18

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Red tail boa

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Theres only one person i trust to sex my snakes. sexing should only be done by trained people. you can injure your snake if u dont know what your doing

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

I get a large water dish big enough for them to soke up in

Lighting and UVB:

No speacial light need. i use just a work shop light that sits on the top of the cage with a reagular 100 watt bulb

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temp. should stay above 80F try to keep aroung 85F.

red tails need humidity the cheepeist way is just spay with a spray bottle about 2-3 times a day or you can buy humidafires at the store for like starting at like 20$

Heating and Equipment:

I have a under tank heaters on all my snakes. they give just right amount of heat not to hot and not to cold. i dont recomend heat rocks they get hot spots and i have seen som bad burns from those.

Caging Provided:

When they are babies they should be kept in a smaller cage so they can feel more secure but just remember these are big snake you are going to need a cage that you can fitt in your self

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Dont feed them any thing bigger than the fatest part of the body
and nothing wider than the length of the head

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

None that i use

Maintenance:

Snake for the most part are really clean just ones they poop chovel it up and your done. i clean there cages all out once a month

Some Words on this Species:

These snakes are big they take alout of money to take care of.
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