Experience: Starting snake keeper
Food: Live or dead prey. Primary prey animals are mice and rats.
Adult feeding: every 2 to 3 weeks
Feeding young: Every other week
Water basin: Yes
Change water: twice a week
The rosy boa is not a difficult eater and will accept most prey animals. Already in captivity is mainly fed with mice. It is advisable to offer dead food. This is because it is more practical and prevents the food animal from injuring your snake. In addition, it is advised to offer the food animal with a pair of tongs and feed your outside the accommodation. This ensures that your hand is not associated with food and prevents your snake from grasping your hand during feeding. If you go for live food, you must supervise it during feeding. The prey can also injure the snake. If you hold several Rosy boas together then feed them separately, as it may happen that the snakes injure each other during feeding. The ideal prey is about the same width as the widest part of the snake.
Because the rosy boa comes from drier areas, it does not need too much water. Provide a small water basin that is firmly in place at the bottom of the accommodation. After all, it sometimes happens that the water basin falls over due to tossing; then the enclosure is too humid for the rosy boa.
To keep the rosy boa healthy, it needs a clean enclosure, you can achieve this by regularly cleaning the enclosure. Removing faeces once a week is enough, but it can always be done more often. You will need to coordinate this with the current situation. In addition, it is advisable to disinfect the entire enclosure a few times a year, so that no bacteria accumulate during the enclosure.
The rosy boa is easy to handle and hassle-free because of its character. Although there are a few things to look out for. For example, handle your snake with a snake hook or let it rest in both hands. While handling, make sure you support the body well and never put the boa around your neck. Before handling, make sure you wash your hands and do not smell of food. Finally, do not handle your snake when it is peeling and do not handle it in the dark.