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    Adult Boa enclosure details

    Hey I know this has been brought up before numerous times, but I’m doing my research now and we’re looking to sell our current house soon and buying something much bigger. Anubis or my future sun glow will be the center piece of the dinning room that will be house completely separate from the main group of reptiles. We are wondering would a 6 foot long by 4 foot high and 3 foot wide enclosure be a great option for a full grown Boa? Anubis is very keen on utilizing his hide on this cool side most of the time, rarely goes to the warm side...I noticed that a lot of keepers don’t worry too much about height, are Boas typically terrestrial or semi arboreal? If given the option to climb would they more often or not? I see Anubis at times using her grape vine to climb to the top of her current enclosure but then I also see her actually burrow in the substrate...she confuses me lol...sorry for the long post but thanks for any insight y’all can give us!


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    Re: Adult Boa enclosure details

    My boas are rarely off the ground. I'd advise more floor space than vertical space. If your snake is gonna top out at 6-8 ft. I'd go with a 6x2x2 or 8x2x2. Any extra vertical space will look nice but may not get used much.
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    Re: Adult Boa enclosure details

    I had some of the arboreal Vision cages that I bought used years ago. I did house some boas in them, but the larger ones only “climbed” if there was a shelf of sufficient size to curl up on. That said, they did seem to utilize the space when it was provided.
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    Depends on the snake. Most of my boas spend 95% of the time on the ground. The only one who seems to love to climb is Louie my BCL. I personally would go with something like a 72x30 or 96x30. As for height, i would go minimum of 18 inches with a max of about 24 inches. Remember, you will need to heat the thing and when you start getting cage height, a RHP becomes less effective so you would need to rely more on flexwatt and keeping the overall ambient in the room higher.
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    Adult Boa enclosure details

    Both of my Boas will climb when given the opportunity. Punch is 8 feet, heavily bodied and 13 years old

    Butch is much smaller in girth and only 6 feet +/- , age unknown, but an adult.

    Thus, snake size doesn’t matter with my two. They would love a cage that you are suggesting.



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    Re: Adult Boa enclosure details

    Anubis is going to be 3 years old if not already, is it typical for them to be that small at that age? Trust me I’m in no rush (in a sense lol) I really want her to grow healthy and live a very long happy life it just seems forever lol yet I see the growth and truly appreciate it all she is my longest but not my heaviest.


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    Re: Adult Boa enclosure details

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerries View Post
    Anubis is going to be 3 years old if not already, is it typical for them to be that small at that age? Trust me I’m in no rush (in a sense lol) I really want her to grow healthy and live a very long happy life it just seems forever lol yet I see the growth and truly appreciate it all she is my longest but not my heaviest.


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    Sorry if I missed it, but I couldn’t find the size for Anubis in this thread. However, there is no “normal’ size. It depends upon the parents and genetics.

    As as you can see, there is a huge difference in sizing between my two adult males.

    Many Boa’s growth rate slow down to a negligible amount around year 5 or 6. Other’s growth rate may still be noticeable for more years, especially a BC.

    At 12 years old I thought Punch was pretty much maxed out. But from year 12-13 he added a whole foot! And that’s feeding 1/3-3/4 less than the previous owner fed him, PLUS 1/2 the frequency.

    Things aren’t always engraved in stone with these snakes. You should not worry, Anubis looks like a healthy, well cared for Boa.
    Last edited by Reinz; 12-09-2018 at 03:34 AM. Reason: sp
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Adult Boa enclosure details

    Quote Originally Posted by Reinz View Post
    Sorry if I missed it, but I couldn’t find the size for Anubis in this thread. However, there is no “normal’ size. It depends upon the parents and genetics.

    As as you can see, there is a huge difference in sizing between my two adult males.

    Many Boa’s growth rate slow down to a negligible amount around year 5 or 6. Other’s growth rate may still be noticeable for more years, especially a BC.

    At 12 years old I thought Punch was pretty much maxed out. But from year 12-13 he added a whole foot! And that’s feeding 1/3-3/4 less than the previous owner fed him, PLUS 1/2 the frequency.

    Things aren’t always engraved in stone with these snakes. You should not worry, Anubis looks like a healthy, well cared for Boa.
    She’s just over 3 feet and then some, maybe 4 inches. And pushing 700grams here soon.


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    Re: Adult Boa enclosure details

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerries View Post
    She’s just over 3 feet and then some, maybe 4 inches. And pushing 700grams here soon.


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    That does seem small for a BI. He looks healthy with a nice firm muscular body. He doesn’t look underfed, but maybe the feeding style may have been “maintenance” style inadvertently. Just be sure the food item matches his girth or a bit less. If his size is in between then I feed 2 smaller prey items every other feeding before moving up to a size that is too big right now and wait until he gets bigger.

    But, like any species of an animal, he could just be a runt or late bloomer. I would not be surprised if Anubis has a growth surge these next few years.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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