Scientific Name: Acrantophis dumerili
Native Habitat: Madagascar
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Size: up to 6' in length
Temperament: Calm and deliberate
Ease of handling: They tend to be very slow moving and deliberate in their actions, and tolerate handling well. That being said, they are capable of delivering a strong bite.
Skill level: Intermediate, while their care requirements are beginning level, due to their size and strength we recommended having previous snake experience.
Activity level: Cathemeral, and slow moving.
Duméril's should be housed in an enclosure that allows them to fully stretch out their body length. A 6x2x2' is recommended for an adult that is 6' in length.
Temperature: Basking spot should be around 30°C, with the cool end between 21-24°C.
Lighting: UVB has been proven to improve the health and activity levels of reptiles.
Humidity: 40-60%, the higher end reserved for boas in shed.
2 hides, one on each end of the enclosure. Duméril's are from the dryer forest regions of Madagascar, they enjoy hiding and blend in well with leaf litter. Rocks, branches, hollow logs, corkbark, and plants will provide them with nice enrichment.
Any feeder prey item, such as rodents, chicks, quails, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. Boas have a voracious appetite, be careful not to overfeed.
We are a foster based reptile rescue located in Ontario, Canada.