Boas for Sale

These snakes need regular human interaction and are known for the way they wrap themselves around their caregivers’ bodies and limbs for security and warmth.  Uncle Bill's most popular Boa species are the Columbian Boa and the Red-Tailed Boa.  A happy, healthy Boa has clear eyes (besides while shedding,) clean nose and mouth, a full, rounded body, is active and generally alert, has healthy-looking skin, will shed skin in one piece, and is a regular eater.  As a snake gets ready to shed, its eyes will become milky and blue or gray while the coloration of the body will become a whitish color.  During this time, the snake may be irritable, so avoid handling it while the shedding process is taking place.  They can grow up to 10’ long and may live up to an astounding 30 years if cared for properly.  Please call ahead to confirm the store location you'd like to visit has Boas for sale available.

Boa Diet

The Boa should have a balanced diet of frozen, thawed, warmed, or even live rodents.  If feeding live rodents, though, it is best not to leave the two parties unattended for the rodent may fight back and injure the snake.  Young snakes will eat 1-2 times a week while adults will eat every 1-2 weeks.  Remember to feed the snake in a separate container so that it may not associate your hand or an open enclosure with food.  It's important to be careful feeding during their shed, as it may cause unwanted stress to your Boa.  

Boa Habitat

The habitat for a Boa should be large enough for exercise and daily activities.  Possible substrates you can use are aspen shavings, mulch-like materials, coconut fiber, reptile bark, and sphagnum moss.  Avoid gravel as it may damage the snake’s skin.  Temperatures in your Boa’s habitat should range around 95°F on the warmer end and 78-80°F on the cooler end with regulated 40-60% humidity.  Humidity may need to increase to aid the shedding process.  Snakes need a photoperiod light cycle, meaning they require 8-12 hours of light a day and black or infrared lighting may be used at nighttime.  Snakes shed their skin on a regular basis, so keep humidity levels well-regulated and provide things that aid in the process of shedding such as sphagnum moss in a shedding box.  While they are fairly laid back creatures, they will still need to be housed alone.

Are Boas Right for Me?

Boas can become, with proper and regular handling, rather tame and affectionate (in their own way)!  They are some of the more personable snake species, and they are quite rewarding to keep.  However, keep in mind that any reptile is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.  If you are looking for a personable snake that needs regular handling, though, then this pet may be right for you!  If you enjoy keeping snakes or are ready to care for a long-term snake, the Boa is a great choice.

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Boas for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 

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