The Rosy Boa's normal habitat is desert, rocky chaparral and ravines. It is one of two boas native to the U.S. Rosy Boas are calm, gentle snakes making them good pets. They live about 18 years (although there is on record of one living close to 60 years old) and grow to 2-3 feet long. They usually have 3 stripes of orange, maroon, rust or black on a background of light to dark grey, yellow or tan. They can be found hiding under rocks.
How do I care for and feed the Rosy Boa?
Rosy Boas need a 20 gallon aquarium that is very secure. Water in a bowl large enough for the snake to put its head in to drink can be provided. Litter, usually aspen can be placed in the bottom of the tank. Place a heating pad at one end of the tank. Temperature should be about 70-75 degrees with a 90 degree hotspot. They live on a diet of 2 or 3 mice and a couple of chicks fed once a week.