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Kenyan Sand Boa
Scientific Name:
Eryx colubrinus loveridgei
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Male Sand Boas will grow to a length of about 15 to 18 inches and weigh as much as 70 to 100 grams. Females will grow to a length of about 24 to 36 inches and weigh in between 400 and 900 grams.
Sand Boa colors vary from orange to yellow with chocolate-brown or black splotches with white or cream colored bellies.
small rodents
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Kenyan Sand Boa

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Kenyan Sand Boa Description
  Sand Boas are a mostly Asiatic group of small boas. The Kenyan Sand Boa is also known as the East African Boa. It is commonly found in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Chad, Niger, Yemen, Tanzania, and Somalia. In the wild, Kenyan Sand Boas are primarily nocturnal, but they may occasionally move during the afternoon and will live in arid areas. The Kenyan Sand Boa is a desert-dweller and in areas with loose substrate, it will spend almost its entire life buried. They will also hide under stones and in burrows. They will avoid the midday heat and come out in the early morning and evening to search for food. When handling them, be sure to support them well, particularly the females. They are not good climbers and will fall if placed on tables or furniture.  
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