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Rosy boas are small, attractive burrowing boas that are found in the United States. They reach lengths of up to 3 foot with a uniform cream body color with three longitudinal stripes, one down the centre of the back and two on the lower sides.
Rosy boas can be active at any time of night and day, but during hot weather they are primarily nocturnal. They are fantastic little snakes with a good temperament and are reluctant to bite, preferring to hide their heads than lash out.
Diet. In the wild they will eat small mammals, including pinkie cottontails and birds. In captivity they will eat mice, rats, and gerbils. They are ambush predators that use constriction to subdue their prey.
Husbandry. It can be fiddly to get a Rosy Boas’ set up just right as they can be very intolerant to excess moisture and humidity as they are susceptible to respiratory infections. A wooden vivarium is needed as they need accurate temperatures to be maintained.
Heating should be provided using a heat mat, which should be 32C at the hot end and 28C in the cold end, at night you can drop the temperatures to 20C as they are largely terrestrial and spend a great deal of time hiding underneath rocks. To reduce humidity you need to use a substrate that does not absorb moisture such as aspen, a hide should be provided or to provide a more natural alternative you could position several light weight rocks piled no more than two high so that the Rosy boa can hide in between them.
The vivarium should be sparsely decorated with maybe fake fauna but to make it more like their favourite territories you should provide a branch or two. Water should be provided in a small water dish placed at the cool end so as not to raise humidity.
Handling. Rosy boas are quite a shy snake and they are remarkably tame. Their body weight should be well supported as they are largely terrestrial.
Feeding. Feeding should be done via strike feeding (you will need tongs) or by floor feeding (place the prey item on the floor of the vivarium and let your snake find it itself).