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Boa Constrictor

Boa Constrictors

  • 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

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Carpet Python

Carpet Python

Scientific Name: MORELIA SPILOTA

  • Life Span: 20 years or longer

  • Size: 5-9 feet

  • Housing: Adult snakes are normally housed in an enclosure approximately 4' long x 2' deep x 1' high.  A 3'x2'x2' would be sufficient for smaller carpet pythons. Carpet pythons are semi-arboreal and do like to climb.  It is a good idea to have some kind of branch or perch available.

  • Hide box: Since carpet pythons are semi-arboreal they normally would "hide" in a tree.  Having a hide box is optional.

  • Temperature: You need a cool side and a warm side for Carpet Pythons.  The cool side should not get lower than 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the warm side can be up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Lighting: No lighting requirements.  We have heat lights on our cages to maintain the heating requirements that the carpets need.  Also a light is helpful to maintain visual on your animal while cleaning and to see if there are any issues.

  • Bedding:  There are a variety of substrates that work really well for Carpet Pythons.  Anything from Newspaper to aspen or cypress wood.  

  • 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 Carpet Pythons should be fed every 7-10 days. Adults (over 2 years of age) can be fed every 10-14 days however can be fed more or less. 

  • Water: Carpet Pythons need a water bowl.  A large water dish is preferable to keep the humidity levels up and for soaking purposes.  Carpets will sometimes soak prior to a shed.

  • Humidity: Around 50%

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White Lipped Python

White Lipped Pythons

 Scientific Name: LEIOPYTHON ALBERTISII 

 

 

  • Life Span: 30 years

  • Size: 6-9 feet

  • Housing: For a baby white lipped python a 30"x 12" (20 gallon tank) would be adequate to help your little guy feel secure. As he grows so will its housing requirements.  An adult white lipped python would require upwards of a 5' x 3' enclosure.

  • Hide Box: Offering a hide box will help your new friend feel secure in their environment. White lipped Pythons do like to climb, we recommend branches for climbing.

  • Temperature:  As with most reptiles their 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 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit with a basking spot of 92 degrees Farenheit. 

  • Lighting: Make sure to avoid direct sunlight with your snake enclosure this can cause your cage to overheat.

  • Bedding: There is a variety of substrates that are sufficient.  You can use newspaper or paper towels.  Additional substrate options are coconut fiber, sphagnum moss, cypress mulch or bark, choosing a substrate that holds humidity well is ideal.  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 feeding schedule should be every 7-10 days. Adult (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 a place to drink and soak, also helps to maintain adequate humidity. 

  • Humidity: Should be 75% - 90% this can be gauged with a hygrometer (misting daily will be necessary for White lipped pythons).

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Green Tree Python

Green Tree Pythons

Scientific Name: MORELIA VIRIDIS​

  • Life Span: 15-20 years

  • Size: 4-6 feet

  • Housing: Juveniles should be housed in a smaller enclosure approximately 12"x12"x12" is sufficient with an adequate perch. Adults should have at the least 2' x 2' x 2' also with an adequate perch.

  • Hide box: As their name suggests Green Tree pythons mainly stay in trees.  They will not require a hide box as they will stay on the perch.  But having multiple perch options in the warm area and cool area is an excellent idea.

  • Temperature: Green Tree Pythons are a tropical snake and seldom have temperatures lower than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The basking temperature should be between 86 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit with a cool area of 78 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Lighting: No lighting requirements.  We have heat lights on our cages to maintain the heating requirements that the Green Tree Pythons need.  Also a light is helpful to maintain visual on your animal while cleaning and to see if there are any issues.

  • Bedding:  There are a variety of substrates that work really well for Green Tree Pythons.  Anything from Newspaper to aspen or cypress wood.  Having a substrate such as cypress or coconut will also help you maintain their humidity requirements.

  • 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 Green Tree Pythons should be fed every 5-7 days. Adults (over 2 years of age) can be fed every 10-14 days however can be fed more or less. 

  • Water: Having a large water bowl in the enclosure will help you maintain the Green Tree Pythons humidity requirements as well as giving them an adequate place to drink from.  Misting several times a day will help to maintain humidity requirements as well as make sure that your Green Tree Python doesn't get dehydrated.

  • Humidity: 40% - 70% we accomplish this by having automatic misters on our Green Tree Pythons as well as a large water bowl within the enclosure.

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