Species information

 

Kenyan Sand Boa

Eryx colubrinus loveridge

Eryx colubrinus loveridgei - Kenyan Sand Boa

 

Common name

Kenyan Sand Boa

Scientific name

Eryx colubrinus loveridgei

Family

Boidae

Appearance

The background of the kenyan sand boa is a brown to olive colour which is marked both dorsally and laterally with random patches. These patches may be yellow, white, or orange. This is a very stocky species with a flattened head which it uses to borrow with. The scales are keeled, moreso at the tail of the snake.

 

Locality

Kenya and Tanzania.

 

Adult size

Females reach up to 2ft, males are shorter.

 

Approx lifespan

15 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x12x12in.

 

Basic set up type

Desert savannah with a thick (3inch+) layer of sand for burrowing.

 

Diet

The diet for the Kenyan Sand Boa should be made up of rodents.

 

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