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Red Tail Boa

By: Petco

Red Tail Boa

By: Petco
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Red Tail Boa

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The Red Tail Boa is an arboreal snake requiring vertical space. Branches should be secured to the walls and/or floor of its terrarium to support the weight of this constrictor. Found in somewhat humid conditions, its humidity should never drop below 40%, and should be even higher during shedding.

  • Will reach adult size in 3 to 5 years under ideal conditions.
  • Reaches an average of 10 feet long as an adult.
  • Named for their beautiful tail markings.
  • SKU111015
  • Primary BrandPetco
  • Days to ShipUsually Leaves Warehouse the Next Business Day

Because all reptiles are potential carriers of infectious diseases, such as Salmonella, always wash your hands before and after handling your reptile and/or habitat contents to help prevent the potential spread of diseases.

Named for their beautiful tail markings.

This most common boa is a great pet choice, though they will grow much larger than other types of snakes such as Cornsnakes and Ball Pythons. This ultimately means that they will require much more space as adults. Red Tail Boas have beautiful markings and distinct red colorations on their tails. As adults boas will need large habitats, but as babies they can be kept in 20L or 40-gallon habitats. D�cor such as branches, vines and plants for climbing or resting on should be provided for younger snakes, before they reach larger sizes. Temperatures around 80 degrees should be maintained with a basking spot of around 85-90 degrees during the day. Humidity levels should be kept up between 40-70%, as these are a tropical species. Use a substrate such as bark or coconut fiber to hold moisture. Occasional misting and terrarium mosses will help with this as well.Feeding tip: It is always recommended to feed snakes in a container outside of their habitat. This is the best way to help limit any feeding responses from being associated with the habitat. This will also keep any substrate from being ingested while eating. A secure, small plastic container is most commonly used. By keeping this container dark you help ease stress from being moved from their habitat.