Difficulty: Beginner - Intermediate
***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.
The Kenyan Sand Boa is found in multiple countries in Northern and Eastern Africa, from Egypt south to Tanzania and east to Somalia. They are found in semi-arid deserts and savannahs. They spend much of their time buried in sand/soil and hidden in rocky outcroppings.
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.