return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Destination Arkansas: The Most Snake Infested Lakes . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Feb 23, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Feb 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - Mar 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar 06, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Mar 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - Mar 10, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar 17, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 
Join USARK - Fight for your rights!
full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Rubber Boa Questions

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Rubber Boas ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: chrish at Thu Oct 28 16:10:07 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by chrish ]  
   

They appear to extremely slow growing, is this common?

Most boids seem to have lower metabolism than colubrids and so they grow correspondingly slower.

And since males don't grow that much to begin with, they don't appear to grow very fast.


They tend to skip quite a few meals but never enough to cause concern.

Actually my cb rubbers generally feed whenever food is offered, but most erycine snakes can be "particular" about feeding at times.

Mine all seem to want their pinks brained.

Every cb rubber boa I have had has gotten over this within a few meals. I have found cb babies feed better if they are fed in a small hidebox, rather than in the open.

Is humidity critical? High or low?

I tend to keep mine with fairly low humidity (50-60%), but they don't seem to be that particular. They do require fresh water all the time, but mine shed without a problem regardless of the humidity.

Great little snakes though.

Have to agree with you there. I think captive born rubber boas are a greatly underappreciated snake - mostly because the wc snakes have given the species a bad reputation.
-----
Chris Harrison


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Rubber Boa Questions - Rick, Thu Oct 28 18:02:17 2004

<< Previous Message:  Rubber Boa Questions - rhallman, Thu Oct 28 11:50:59 2004