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RE: My New Rubber Boa

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Posted by: Fish_Demon at Tue Jun 13 21:56:11 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Fish_Demon ]  
   

Nice boa.

> I plan to eventually move her into a 10-15 gallon tank with a
> semi-natural setup: coco/sand substrate, hollow log, potted
> plant (maybe pothos), water bowl, branches. Aside from it
> being a bigger pain to keep clean, is there anything else I
> should know about keeping rubber boas in a natural setup?

Sounds like a good set up... Just be sure to keep it humid. Rubber Boas are almost always found in moist microclimates within their range. Misting the cage once a day should be sufficient.



> If I don't plan to breed her, should I continue to hibernate
> her? My basement drops into the mid 50s from around December
> to March, and that's where I hibernate my tortoises.

It's not necessary, but most Rubber Boas will refuse to eat during the winter and sort of hibernate on their own. For the sake of simplicity, you should probably just continue to hibernate her.



> Is a temperature range of 75-80 sufficient for digestion for
> these snakes?

Yes.
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- Natalie
(San Francisco Bay Area)

1.0.0 Banded California King
1.0.0 Mexican Black King
1.0.0 Bay of LA Rosy Boa
0.0.1 Kenyan Sand Boa
1.2.0 Rubber Boas


   

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