tymondogg:

she’s hiding in my blanket

tymondogg:

she’s hiding in my blanket

swaysreptiles:

Aw, I love you too Lzzie!! :3 πŸ˜™πŸ’•
-s

swaysreptiles:

Aw, I love you too Lzzie!! :3 πŸ˜™πŸ’•
-s

fishandfelines:

I’m so in love with this adorable little dork omg.

thesheezy said: My sand boa had a bad shed at the store I got it at, and it will be shedding soon. I was wondering how I can best help it shed while still being safe for it, since I know you don;t usually want high humidity with one.

Hi there!

You can safely provide a high humidity area of the enclosure, and often, if needed, the sand boa will use it. This can be achieved by dumping some water in a corner of the enclosure, to soak or heavily mist the shavings if you use shavings as bedding, or by adding a damp piece of paper towel in a corner or under a hide, if you offer those. Remove the dampness once the shed has happened.

Be sure to offer something rough so that your snake can have an easier time removing the shed.

Stuck sheds on the top of the tail and the top of the head aren’t all that uncommon. If this does happen, offering some additional damp substrate or paper toweling overnight should help to resolve the issue. I occasionally get a bit of shed stuck with my crew, I never worry too much about it- just take some damp paper towel and generally it’s resolved within a day.

Just try not to pull the bits off by yourself, especially around the eyes! I know it is tempting…

galactic-voyage:

Kenyan sand boa

luststaineddespair:

My boa has gotten bigger. Has a few feet to go yet.

fishandfelines:

GUYS LOOK HOW CUTE

snekssandshit said: Also you should do a post about under feeding because I see lots of people on the internet that under feed because sandboas have tiny heads and they think they can't take bigger mice

I don’t have too much to say about feeding other than, don’t overfeed. I don’t like to feed my sandboas anything that will make much more than a tiny bulge in their gut. I don’t worry about getting yearlings up past 30g in their first year, and I’m totally fine with females taking 4 years to get to 250g. These are animals that can get regurg-y, and I’d rather not risk it, especially with my paradox animals.

Obviously I also don’t like seeing people feeding like 10 pinkies to a sand boa, but keep in ind that these animals can in fact be nest raiders in the wild, so it’s probably not all that abnormal for them.

Just keep an eye on body condition- sand boas can look really round like a pencil with a fatter tail when they have a poor body condition. I tried to find a photo, but no luck. Sand boas can also become immensely obese, where you’ll see skin between scales, and the animal is very squishy. My eldest female is like this, but she was obese when I purchased her at 3ish years old. Despite several breedings, she’s never lost the pudge. She’s almost 1 kilo. I’ll have to get a photo.

snekssandshit said: Hey, my baby boy just got to 90g the kid at the pet store with a female sandboa told me I could be feeding him small mice? I usually feed him a hopper and that seems to be a pretty big meal soo I was wondering what you think?

I don’t feed any of my adult males adult mice. I feed them all hoppers, and they don’t eat very often. It’s not unusual for males to go off of feed for months at a time.

There’s no need to feed large meals to adult males. However, if you have a male that likes to fast for half a year, if you feed (or at least offer) a hopper weekly during the start of a non-fasting period, for a month or two, then go back to offering every 2-3 weeks after that, the snake should be fine. I caution people not to overfeed sand boas. Similar to rosies, they can start a terrible cascade of failure with regurgitating meals if fed too large or too often. It’s less common than with rosies, but it can still happen. I see it more with the paradox lines, and I’ve been told that may have to do with their Dodoma background, but don’t quote me on that.

kiasyd:

Breaking news!!! Local noodle up way past his bedtime!!!

kiasyd:

Breaking news!!! Local noodle up way past his bedtime!!!