Posted Feb 27, 2015
My snake was 1 year old when I received him from someone who couldn't take care of him. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of minuses that came with him, and have owned 2 other rainbow boas since.
I had many rats at the same time, in cages nearby him, and there was never an issue. He never tried to crawl in and eat them, but always waited to be fed what he knew was his food (even if it was also small rats).
The have all loved a simple heated rock and UV lamp, a nice sunny corner, and lots of free time. I let all of them roam mostly-freely throughout the day and they are friendly and like to cuddle.
I have honestly never had an issue with this breed and I'd recommend it to anyone.
They are both beautiful and gentle, fun to watch and easy to care for. Good for a first-time snake owner like a younger child.