***These care sheets assume that you understand the basics of snake care & husbandry.
If you are a new snake owner, it is recommended that you read our articles on general reptile care and then fine tune the requirements for the specific species you are interested in.
Rosy boas are found in the southwestern United States, the Baja peninsula and parts of Mexico. They are found in deserts and shrublands, and tend to shelter in rocky outcroppings. They spend much of the day sheltering in rocky crevices or burrows.
This species is carnivorous and feeds on rodents. Feeding a rodent that is big around as the snake’s girth an average of once about every 7 days is a good rule of thumb to use here. Monitor the snake’s weight. As your snake reaches adulthood, you may feed less frequently to avoid obesity.
This snake is naturally nocturnal and will do well feeding at night.