Category Archives: *snakes

Escape!

No updates in a long time, I know. I got promoted at the office and my new position has been eating my weekends and free time. Ugh!

Fun fact: My largest Brazi rainbow boa, Olivia escaped her feeding box two days ago. Read More →

As Snakes See the World

My common boa, Apfel sees the world much differently than my rainbow boas. She does not have heat pits like the others, and her behavior is more interactive because of this. She seems more personable and engaged in what is going on around her, despite being a less active species of constrictor. Read More →

Frozen Feeders or Live?

So, why do I buy frozen instead of live rats from a local store? Read More →

Feeding the Boas

I just spent $67 on frozen rats to feed four of my five boas. My smallest still eats pinkie rats, which I breed and gas myself. I can’t bring myself to gas anything larger, so buy them frozen. I have a REAL problem with feeders becoming pets once they’re a week old. I love my ratties. <3 Read More →

Snake Bite Account

If you’re ever going to get bit by your snake, it’s around a feeding. I was bit twice by my second largest snake, Odin last night while removing him from his feeding box. This is the first time it’s happened since I began keeping pythons and boas in 2006. I consider myself upper beginner to intermediate in my ability to read their body language and intentions and always err on the side of caution, but rainbow boas are the most unpredictable species I have kept. I am often bewildered by their actions, as is frequently the case with Odin and Olivia. Leo and Dawn remain trustworthy and are absolute pushovers. Read More →