you receive your shipment its important to understand how your boa's
have been kept. Most importantly- PLEASE DO NOT FEED YOUR BABIES
FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS AFTER THEY ARE INTRODUCED TO THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT.
strongly suggest that your baby boa's first environment is something
similar to the way its been kept here so as not to be intimidated
by too much space. Your baby has been raised alone in a small environment
since its birth shed. It is completely accustomed to a small, clean
cage, versus a large cage with big windows.
neonates are housed in a 12-quart Rubbermaid plastic box with holes
drilled for proper ventilation. They are kept on paper towels with
a tall, white, deli cup of purified water until they are feeding
weekly on frozen thawed hopper mice from a pair of tongs. Once feeding
consistently, they are transitioned to aspen bedding with deli cups
of fresh water imbedded in the substrate on the cool side of the
new baby/s have been kept at a constant temperature of approximately
85 degrees in the cool end of the environment with a hot spot of
95 degrees. Too often, boas are not kept warm enough to process
their food properly.
maintain our average humidity at 60+ %. This is accomplished by
misting the environment on a daily basis. When they get ready to
shed they are labeled as such and receive additional sprays of water
to ensure a proper shedding cycle. Remember that boa's come from
the Jungle, not the desert!
several months of age, the babies are moved to a larger 26 quart
Rubbermaid box, again with holes drilled in the sides for proper
number one mistake herpers make when receiving a new animal is offering
too large of a food item. When a baby boa's diet is changed to a
new food, its best to feed them a small meal the first few times
to allow their digestive system to adjust. After their first few
small meals then they can be fed the appropriate size.
how your new boa/s have been kept will ensure a perfect transition
from our place to yours. Remember that success with your new baby/s
will depend on husbandry, environment, heat, and humidity. With
this in mind, your new boa's will become awesome adults!