Acquired: Online breeder / seller
akron, Ohio, United States
Posted May 20, 2010
While they are beautiful to look at, the Brazilian Rainbow is, in my opinion more on the intermediate or experienced beginner scale. They're usually nervous snakes, but I was lucky enough to get a really laid back guy I call Banyan. The other ones I handled before him were a little iffy and one even snapped at my face. Keep in mind that this was at a reptile show and they were probably very stressed. My guy is pretty easy to handle but he likes to wrap and squeezes very tight just to hold on, so I recommend BRBs for children over 8. BRB's require a higher humidity than most snakes which can be a little hard to keep up, but its pretty easy if you have the right tank. They're easy to acquire because a lot of breeders have them (at least in my area) but they can be a little expensive. Mine was $145 but I've seen them for as much as $300.
Over all, they get a 4½ for me since they're just a little harder to keep than a regular Ball Python, but if you decide to get one and are willing to do what it takes to provide its proper care, you won't be disapointed. They're beautiful snakes and once they settle in, they're pretty laid back and are willing to eat ANYTHING lol
Unfortunately I'm not on my computer, so I have no pictures to add of him at this time, but I'll get some on here as soon as I can.