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Corallus hortulanus (Garden treeboa) 
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Origin: Amazon, Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia
Length: up to 1.5 meters
Age: up to 20 years
They can occur in the colors brown, yellow and gray with a dark spot pattern over themselves.

Care
Experience: Experienced snake keeper
Food: Live or dead prey. Primary prey animals are mice and rats.
Adult feeding: every 10 to 14 days.
Feeding young: Every 6 to 8 days
Water basin: Yes
Change water: 3 times a week
Food
The Garden treeboas are true opportunistic hunters and can eat more often than is actually necessary. Adult specimens are perfectly capable of devouring a mature rat. While with young snakes it is better to arrive with something smaller. The rule is: the prey must be about the same width as the widest part of the snake.

You can offer these prey alive or dead. Although it is more practical to let them get used to dead prey. It sometimes happens that the food animal injures your snake. If you go for live food you will have to stick with it while feeding your snake. In addition, remove the snake from the accommodation and with a food tong, so that unnecessary injuries are prevented. If they are held together, it is wise to take them apart during feeding. It sometimes happens that the snakes catch the same prey or catch each other and this can lead to unnecessary injuries.

 WaterBecause the Garden treeboa lives a lot in the trees, they do not have access to a large amount of water in the wild. For this reason a small water tank is enough.

Cleaning
The slender boom boa likes to spend its time higher in the residence. Here they will also do their needs. Pay attention to this during cleaning and then clean the climbing branches and raised decking boards in addition to the floor. To keep the stay clean, cleaning once a week is enough. In addition to the weekly cleaning, the accommodation must be properly disinfected a few times a year. This must be done so that unnecessary diseases or bacteria do not accumulate.

Handling
Just like many other full arboreal snakes, they can be defensive. This ensures that they are not easy to handle. To prevent unnecessary wounds, a snake hook will have to be used. Only handle it with your hands if you know that the snake is used to people. Always be calm while handling, this minimizes the stress on the snake. Finally, there are a few things that you should pay attention to. The snake cannot be handled in the dark and just after peeling. At this moment the handling is extra stressful on the animal.

Housing
Minimum stay for 1 snake: 80 x 80 x 100
Lying surface: 1 m2 with at least one raised lounger per snake on which the entire snake can lie.
Day temperature: 25-30C
Night temperature: 24-25C
Hours of light: 12 hours
Humidity degree: 60% -80%
Ground cover: Newspapers, bark or peat litter
Interieur
As the name suggests, they are real tree dwellers. Wild life therefore high in the trees. This lifestyle must therefore also be possible during the stay. This is done with elevated reclining boards and multiple climbing branches. Also try to create hiding places with fake plants on the branches. Because of their climbing behavior, it is also more important to have more height in the accommodation. When choosing the accommodation, it is therefore more important to choose height instead of width. A small one is enough for water troughs with a capacity of about half a liter.

For the stay there are some extra things to look out for. The slender boom boas, for example, are quite good at escaping, and it will have to be ensured that they cannot simply make their door. In addition, ventilation is needed to keep the air fresh and it is advisable to set up the stay out of the bright sun and as vibration-free as possible.

Behaviour
Hunting method: Constricting snake.
Lifestyle: Arboreal & night active
CharacterThe garden treeboa is a good example of an aggressive snake. They can be defensive and take a lot of trouble getting tame.
Points of attention The garden treeboa is a strangle snake and can eat prey larger than its head. Therefore, keep in mind that you will not leave it alone with small children or pets. This is because he can also see this as prey. Due to its aggressive behavior it is advisable to keep the snake in a place where few people walk past. This is because they sometimes lash at the glass and can injure themselves with it.

Costs and Purchase
Legislation: The slender boom boa falls under CITES II, to own this snake you need CITES or transfer papers. You should get this when purchasing.
One-off costs: This includes the costs for accommodation, lighting, heating, water bowl and decoration. This can together cost a few hundred euros to a few thousand euros. The final amount depends on the quality and size of the products.
Fixed costs: Fixed costs include the costs for the feed, this is several tens of euros per year.
Unexpected costs: Costs have been incurred if your snake happens to fall ill or your equipment breaks down.

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