- The scientific name of Kenyan Sand Boa is Epicrates cenchria cenchria.
General Information about Kenyan Sand Boa
- They are known as East African Sand Boa, Egyptian Sand Boa.
- Kenyan sand boa is one of the smallest boas on earth.
- They have noticeable yellowish or orange colour with dark brown splotches.
- This snake is a nocturnal animal.
- They are found in most East African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.
- When it reaches sexual maturity ages of 3 years old.
- The snakes give birth to live young after 4 months of breeding.
- 6 to 20 babies per clutch.
- Hatchling: 15 to 20 inches.
- Adult male: Up 15 to 18 inches.
- Adult female: Up to 30 inches possible.
- They live up to 16 years or more.
Kenyan Sand Boa Food and Feeding
- African sand boa eat very little.
- Young boa should be fed every 5 to 7 days in captivity.
- Adult boa eating schedule is 1 to 2 weeks once.
- Hatchlings eat insects and small pinky mice.
- Adult snakes’ food are lizards and rodents.
- Avoid keeping rodent with the snake overnight.
- A bowl of fresh water should be provided for the snake.
Boa Habitat and Vivarium Housing
- In captivity, temperature should be around 82°F.
- Keep the basking spot around 89°F.