Feeding of the Boa is a fairly straight forward process. The Boa, in addition to other snakes of all sizes, should be offered one appropriately sized prey, once a week. If your wondering how much you should feed your Boa, simply look for a noticeable bulge in the snakes belly as that will be a good indicator of enough food. Newborn, Pink mice are ideal for hatchlings, while large adults will easily consume a full size, adult mouse.
Petware House does carry a variety of foods that will appeal to your Boa. We recommend freshly killed or frozen/thawed mice. This will reduce the likely hood of your snake being bitten by its prey while being constricted. We also suggest leaving the prey in a small container for your Boa as this will prevent your snake from digesting substrate which may cause it a great deal of harm.
You will find that most Kenyan Sand Boas are even tempered, but a few of these specimens can be feistier than normal, though they tend to squirm away rather than actually bite. Not being mindful of the speedy feeding response of the Kenyan Sand Boa is one way to land an inadvertent bite. Remember to pick up the sand boa from the middle of its body, giving your boa a chance to understand that its not dinnertime. Whatever you do, don’t approach the Sand Boa from above, near the front third of it’s body as It may assume you are food and strike at you.
A bite from the Boa will be a traumatic experience for you and your Boa. However, the Boa bite is no more sever than a scratch from a housecat and for this reason you should avoid the bite.
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