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Kenyan Sand Boa

Kenyan Sand Boa


Species group:
 Boas, Anacondas and Pythons

Other name: Egyptian Sand Boa;
East African Sand Boa

Scientific name: Gongylophis colubrinus

Range/Habitat: The Kenyan Sand Boa is a small, burrowing Boa which is native to the arid sand deserts and scrub savannahs of northern Africa. They are nocturnal, and spend the hot day hidden under rocks and in burrows.

The Kenyan Sand Boa makes an excellent captive snake because of its generally friendly temperament. It is easy to breed, and captive bred individuals are readily available to the pet trade.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
beautiful snakes, small size, great beginner snakes, gorgeous color, docile creature
Challenging:
time burrow, intestinal impaction, aggressive feeding response, fussy feeders
Interesting:
tunnels, new morphs, unique head shape, live births, shovellike nose, ambush predators
Overall review
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4.5 (21)
LydiaBrown
I have worked and breed it for three years. Its small...
Review by: LydiaBrown (2) February 16, 2016 09:46
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4.75
1 photo
Smartwilliam
The KSB is one of my favorite snakes. They are finick...
Review by: Smartwilliam (24) February 06, 2016 03:28
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4.00
1 photo
RobWedderburn
I absolutely love Kenyan Sand Boas! They are super ea...
Review by: RobWedderburn (83) September 27, 2015 11:43
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Lunalily
I've had a few different kinds of snakes in my life, ...
Review by: Lunalily (9) June 25, 2015 19:53
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Eeleam13
Ok, so I am not really a snake person, but if I have ...
Review by: Eeleam13 (5) April 20, 2015 11:25
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
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Pregnant Kenyan sand boa!
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Feeding (1 video)
Kenyan Sand Boa hunting mouse
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Habitat (2 videos)
New Snake - Kenyan Sand Boa
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