Species information

 

Desert Rosy Boa

Lichanura trivirgata gracia

Lichanura trivirgata gracia - Desert Rosy Boa

 

Common name

Desert Rosy Boa

Scientific name

Lichanura trivirgata gracia

Family

Boidae

Appearance

The desert rosy boa is a small but stocky snake which has stripes of tan, brown/red or rose on a grey or buff (cream) background.

 

Locality

South eastern California and Arizona.

 

Adult size

2-3ft.

 

Approx lifespan

15years+.

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x15x15in.

 

Basic set up type

Arid/Savannah type set up. As with all snakes, hides should be provided at both ends of the vivarium.

 

Diet

The diet of the Desert Rosy Boa should be made up of rodents.

 

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