Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Binghamton, New York, United States
Posted Aug 31, 2011
I'm going to start right off by saying people need to think getting a Boa Constrictor of any species completely through. Many people get these large species of snake because they are cute and small in the stores, then quickly find out they grow large and often can no longer handle them. Some Boa's can easily get over 10 feet long, and that's something you need to consider when buying one.
My Dume is only 24 inches long at the moment, but will reach a length of 7-9 feet. Her temperament is beautiful, as with many Boas. She cuddles with me on the couch almost every night and is very laid back. She's never struck at me in fear or aggression and is not head shy at all.
Visibility got a low rating for the fact that most snakes are nocturnal and often hide all day and that's no different for mine. That also goes along with the activity level and low rating. They are not really active until night time or of course, during feeding time. Snakes are one of the easiest reptiles to take care of, not requiring extensive lighting and heat. Most species only require a regulated heat mat, and some require a little bit of humidity often achieved by misting a couple times a day.
I tried adding pictures but every single one I wanted to post was too big :-(