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Boa Constrictor

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Things to Know About Your Boa Constrictor 


Lifespan & Size

On average, adult boa constrictors can grow 7-10 feet long, and they live very lengthy lifespans of 25-30 years.



As you probably already know, ball pythons eat rodents! As babies, they will eat smaller-sized mice, and then as they grow will eat rats. If you want to read more about feeding your ball python, you can read our feeding blog here.



Boa Constrictors have typically solitary temperaments.  Although mainly nocturnal, they like to come out during the day to cool themselves off with temperature differences.  Handled correctly, they can enjoy hanging out! 



Due to Ball python size, we recommend at least a 20-gallon terrarium for a baby ball python and a 40–75-gallon terrarium for a full-grown ball python. They need a thermostat-controlled heat pad on one side of their terrarium with a hide over this spot. They, of course, need bedding to avoid directly touching the heated area through the glass. We recommend Repti-Chips or your favorite snake bedding. On the opposite side of your terrarium would be a decent size water bowl big enough for them to soak inside of. You can spruce up your terrarium by adding any reptile-safe décor!

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