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Posted by: fearsome at Wed Jan 15 00:53:27 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by fearsome ]  
   

We acquired a kenyan sand boa at NARBC tinly park and have been keeping him in a 10 gallon tank as advised by the person who sold him to us. He is a male so we are told. For the time being the tank has been very bare. It has sanichips and a heat pad under it, and nothing more. We are now going to start building him the palace he deserves even if he doesn't care about it lol. So I have a couple questions because I know that some times sellers give you the bare minimum but that's not always what is best.

Can an adult male sand boa really live his whole life in a 10 gallon tank? Is this advisable or is it too small?

Second how big should the hides be for an adult male? If making a rectangular hide for him what would be good dimensions he would like?

Also the heat pad we bought had these little rubber feet to go under the tank so it could vent heat, well they suck and we already lost one are there any better alternatives you guys use?


   

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