Monday, November 24, 2008

Red Tail Boa Care Sheet

Size: 10 ft./50lbs

Housing: hatchling-20gal tank. Adults custom built enclosure min. I use is 8'L x 4'W x 5-6'H.

Substrate: paper towels, aspen, astroturf, just never put aspen or wood shavings in a feeding

cage because of possible ingestion.

Temp: ambient day 82-90F Basking 90-95F nighttime 78-82F

Vet Care: take stool sample to herp qualified vet to check for worms & protozoans. yes, they

are two seperate tests and be sure to request for them both or they may not do both. FRESH WATER AT ALL TIMES!

Necessities: Nolvasan ( Chlorhexidine diacetate)-to clean enclosures & disinfect water bowls,

litter boxes, tubs and sinks.

Betadine (povidone/iodine) clean scratches and wounds. Set aside a food storage

bowl (in freezer), extra water bowl soaking bowl or tub, sponges, to be used only for boa.

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