Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Bred animal myself,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 13, 2013
Emerald Tree Boas are one of the most beautiful snakes you can keep. They can also be hard to keep. They need much more space vertically than floor space. You can buy cages now that are perfect for keeping this snake.
You need to provide your snake with strong branches that are securely fastened so the weight of the snake will not knock the branch down. Your snake will spend almost all its time up in the branches. You want to be sure that when you approach the snake that it sees you. If it doesn't it may well strike at you.
You need to provide a water source up in the branches where the snake will be spending much of its life. This is very important. You need a humidity meter in the snakes enclosure and you need to keep it above 60 percent. Mist daily with a spray bottle to keep the humidity up.
Adults will reach over six feet and they have a mouth of well developed large teeth and they can deliver a nasty bite. So you should keep this in mind. With young specimens I wear long gloves to work with them because they will often strike much more often. As they get older they get much more docile.