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Snake Care Sheets

How to Care for Your African House Snake

How to Care for Your African House Snake

The African house snake (Boaedon fuliginosus) is also known as the brown house snake. They are small- to medium-sized, terrestrial, nocturnal snakes found throughout western and sub-Saharan Africa. They have adapted to a wide variety of habitats, including scrubland, woodland,...

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How to Care for Your Rosy Boa

How to Care for Your Rosy Boa

Rosy boas (Lichanura trivirgata) are small, terrestrial snakes native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Their preferred habitat is semi-arid to arid areas such as rocky mountain slopes and dry shrublands.  Rosy boas can grow anywhere between 1.5-4’...

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How to Care for Your Rainbow Boa

How to Care for Your Rainbow Boa

Brazilian rainbow boas (Epicrates cenchria cenchria) are medium-sized, semi-arboreal, nocturnal snakes native to the central South America, particularly the Amazon River Basin area. They tend to prefer tropical rainforest for habitat, and divide their time between the forest floor, low...

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How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Boa

How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus) are medium to large arboreal snakes native to the Guyana and Amazon Basin areas of South America. They prefer lowland tropical rainforests for habitat, spending most of their time in the trees, with occasional trips...

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How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Boa

How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Boa

Dumeril’s boas (Acrantophis dumerili) are medium to large, terrestrial, crepuscular snakes native to Madagascar. Although this island is best known for its jungles, it also has an area of dry forest in the southwest portion of the island, and that’s...

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How to Care for Your Carpet Python

How to Care for Your Carpet Python

Carpet pythons are a group of large semi-arboreal snakes in the Morelia genus. There are 8 different species and subspecies of carpet python: Morelia bredli (Centralian Carpet Python) Morelia imbricata (Southwestern Carpet Python) Morelia spilota cheynei (Jungle Carpet Python) Morelia...

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How to Care for Your Burmese Python

How to Care for Your Burmese Python

Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) are giant diurnal snakes native to southeast Asia and invasive in Florida, USA. They are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, but they generally prefer jungle areas and grassy marshes. They...

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How to Care for Your Boa Constrictor

How to Care for Your Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictors (Boa sp.) are a group of medium to large, semi-arboreal snakes native to Central and South America. They tend to prefer subtropical dry to moist broadleaf forests for habitat, and spend time both in the trees and on...

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How to Care for Your Blood Python

How to Care for Your Blood Python

Blood pythons and short-tailed pythons are a group of medium-sized, terrestrial, crepuscular snakes in the Python genus: P. breitensteini, P. brongersmai, P. curtis, and P. kyaiktiyo. All but P. kyaiktiyo are readily found in the pet trade. They are native...

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How to Care for Your Amazon Tree Boa

How to Care for Your Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon tree boas (Corallus hortulanus) are medium-sized, arboreal snakes native to the neotropics of South America. They tend to prefer tropical rainforest for habitat, but they can also be found in drier areas such as savannah and dry forest. As...

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How to Care for Your Kenyan Sand Boa

How to Care for Your Kenyan Sand Boa

Kenyan sand boas (Eryx colubrinus) are small, fossorial snakes native to northern and eastern Africa. Their preferred habitat is areas of loose, sandy soil with rock cover and low vegetation.  Kenyan sand boas typically grow to 18-36” long as adults,...

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How to Care for Your Kingsnake

How to Care for Your Kingsnake

Kingnsnakes (Lampropeltis sp.) are a group of small- to medium-sized, terrestrial snakes native to North America and some parts of northern South America. Kingsnakes are incredibly diverse (there are ~45 recognized subspecies!), and they have conquered a wide variety of...

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