Kenyan Sand Boa

Scientific Name:

  • Epicrates cenchria cenchria

Description:

  • Also known as East African Sand Boa, Egyptian Sand Boa
  • Yellowish or orange colour with dark brown splotches
  • This snake is nocturnal animal

Distribution:

  • Found in most East African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eqypt…

Breeding:

  • When it reaches sexual maturity ages of 3 years old
  • Give birth to live young after 4 months of breeding

Nesting:

  • 6 to 20 babies per clutch

Size:

  • Hatchling: 15 to 20 inches
  • Adult male: Up 15 to 18 inches
  • Adult female: Up to 30 inches possible

Lifespan:

  • Up to 16 years or more

Diet:

  • African sand boa eat very little
  • Young boa should be fed every 5 to 7 days
  • Adult boa eating schedule is 1 to 2 weeks once
  • Hatchling: Insects and small pinky mice
  • Adult: Lizards and rodents
  • Avoid keeping rodent with the snake overnight
  • A bowl of fresh water should be provided for the snake

Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing:

  • In captivity, temperature should be around 82°F
  • Keep the basking spot around 89°F