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Care Sheet for Red Tail Boas

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.33    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/13/2006

Main Category:

Snakes

Sub Category:

Red Tail Boas

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Reptileman160

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Red tail

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Sexing should only be done by a trained professional. Any attempt to sex a snake by an untrained person can cause serious damage to your snake.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Make sure you have a water bowl. Red Tail boas LOVE the water and ours soak frequently. Make sure the water level isnít too high, or your boa will overflow the bowl when he gets in. Be warned also, that boas will defecate in the water bowl and it will need to be cleaned and disinfected. do not use cedar as this emits toxic fumes and will kill your boa.red tail boas will not soak in a bowl of water very often, but they will utilize a water bowl during a shed. therefore a water bowl big enough for the snake to soak in is essential.

Lighting and UVB:

Heat lamps will help to keep the temperature of a basking area up. red tail boas should have an equal amount of light and dark time, so if a heat lamp is being used, it should be turned off at night. it helps to keep the temperature up were it should be.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Add a thermometer inside the tank to monitor the temperatures. Temperatures should be kept anywhere between 80-92 degrees on the warm side during the day and about 75-80 degrees at night. Donít let the temperature get below 70 degrees.the humidity should be around 70%. when the snake sheds in its not in one piece then humidity needs to go up so try to keep it around 70%

Heating and Equipment:

I would use a heat lamp or you can use heat lamp n a heat pad for under the tank. . A digital thermometer should be used to measure the heat and the humidity. the "stick on" guages found in most pet stores will not provide adequate readings. DO NOT USE HEAT ROCKS SNAKES COULD BURN THEM SELF ON IT.

Caging Provided:

When i got my red tail i put her in a 38 gallon. but when she gets bigger i will build a bigger cage. ( could save money to ) when i build it Iím going to make it about 135 gallon so she will have room to move in.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

If your red tail is big to eat a rat then it should eat a rat. rats have more nutritious in them. Red tail boas should be fed one prey item, the same size as the thickest part of the red tail boaís body every three to five days when young, every 5-7 days when a year old, and once a week or every other week when an adult. Red tail boas will eventually have to eat rabbits. ONE rabbit of appropriate size should be offered once a week.All prey should be either frozen/thawed or pre-killed.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

N/A

Maintenance:

Temperatures and humidity levels should be checked (check them a lot). Reptile carpet should be washed in hot water with detergent and a small amount of bleach.

Some Words on this Species:

Red tail boa are very nice and fun animals if u take care of them. they can get up to 8-12 feet long females can get 12feet. make sure u play with them so they can get to know u n like u less chance to get hurt.
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