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RE: Ever Notice This?

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Posted by: markg at Fri Nov 6 14:21:57 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Well, a rosyboa does not have quite the mental capacity of a child, but I get what you are saying. Look at the rosy body shape - they are not meant for distance travel. They are meant for friction on the ground but smooth sailing through tunnels and crevices. They are built for the ability to grab prey while in a resting position, or even in a tunnel. That is the body shape.

Humans are built for distance coverage. Two legs is for energy-conserving locomotion for covering general distance. Not the fastest in a straight line - 4-legs with a high center of mass is much faster. So, a human and a snake, especially a heavy-bodies snake, are by no means in the same realm of needing the same kind/amount of exercise.

If a keeper really wants to stimulate the mind of a rosy, my advice would be a cage with tunnels, perhaps like PVC with elbows and all. Or hides that are somewhat low in height and dark and connected. But a cage with some aspen, a few hides that have lots of room in them height-wise, some branches, etc - that does little for a rosyboa. They want to "feel" the hide on all sides. They want a small opening to stick their head out but otherwise remain concealed in a lie-and-wait predatory mode, or they want to crawl in a hole and find a rodent nest. They want cover. They want to be inside stuff, not on branches. You can take them out and let them crawl for exercise. In the cage, they want to be mostly concealed. They are really happy that way.


   

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