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My New Additions!

After waiting many years to finally be able to do it, I used a little of my tax return to add 2 new additions to my home - 2 Kenyan Sand Boas! I contacted the breeder to get just the Anerythristic (anery) female, but the breeder is really male heavy, so he threw in a 100%het to anery male (think split to anery) for free, so I'm getting 2! These are the photos from the breeder, but meet Antony and Cleopatra! Antony is the orange, that's the normal color phase for these snakes, Cleopatra is the silver/white, which is the anerythristic - that just means she is lacking the yellow/orange color pigment. Anyone want some babies in a year or so? They are super docile snakes, they max out at 2 feet long in the females, 1 foot in males, and are chubby little snakes. I absolutely love their smushy shovel shaped faces I'll share more photos when they're home tomorrow!



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So cute! I love snakes.



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Aww they look so cute and they have such adorable little beady eyes!

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wow, amazing! they look much bigger than 2 feet long, if you didn't say I would have guess 7 feet long.

They are beautiful, Congrats!

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congrats jenny cant wait to see more pictures

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wow, amazing! they look much bigger than 2 feet long, if you didn't say I would have guess 7 feet long.

They are beautiful, Congrats!
Yeah, they are just juveniles, so they're probably not even 1 foot yet! It's because they're so chubby, they look like they'd be bigger because their girth really should be on a bigger snake

I'm picking them up at fedex today at lunch - probably no time for photos on my lunch break, but I should have tomorrow off so hopefully photos then!



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Have you seen royal pythons hehe? Short and dumpy.

Congratulations Jenny! They're both absolutely beautiful. I love snakes!!!

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OH, I wanted to also add a piece of advice for you!!!
Make sure you feed them often so that they aren't very hungry if they're living together! (not saying you'll starve them or anything)
It's just that my Fiance's best friend had two Sand Boas (male and female) living in the same terrarium. One day he went to feed them and he was digging around trying to find the male and the female wasn't interested in her mouse. Well, then he realized the female already looked fat and full. Turns out she ATE the male!
So be careful if you're planning on housing them together.



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Thanks all! Just got home with them, will post pics later. They are so tiny I love em! They are about 6 inches or so. Cleo is fiesty! Antony is due to shed, so he's pale, but he's a lot more chill. Slow and steady. Cleo was flailing about, almost lunging but with her mouth closed and dove right in the cage and hid while Antony explored a bit before burying himself haha



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OH, I wanted to also add a piece of advice for you!!!
Make sure you feed them often so that they aren't very hungry if they're living together! (not saying you'll starve them or anything)
It's just that my Fiance's best friend had two Sand Boas (male and female) living in the same terrarium. One day he went to feed them and he was digging around trying to find the male and the female wasn't interested in her mouse. Well, then he realized the female already looked fat and full. Turns out she ATE the male!
So be careful if you're planning on housing them together.
Good to know, thanks!



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Thanks all! Just got home with them, will post pics later. They are so tiny I love em! They are about 6 inches or so. Cleo is fiesty! Antony is due to shed, so he's pale, but he's a lot more chill. Slow and steady. Cleo was flailing about, almost lunging but with her mouth closed and dove right in the cage and hid while Antony explored a bit before burying himself haha
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Good to know, thanks!
And your welcome! Don't want anything tragic to happen to your new little ones!



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So Cleo has finally settled in and is super chill. She's not even being headshy! She was out and about exploring, so I think she's just hungry and cranky. I'll feed them tomorrow. For now, I'm chilling on the couch and letting them explore, they keep trying to hide in my bra Some photos so you can see just how small and adorable they are!! Poor Antony is really close to shedding, so he looks sooo pale, I'll take another photo of him after he sheds and you can see just how shiny and orange he is



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Awww, they're so small! It's funny how thick they are yet they're so small still.



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Oh they're very cute Jenny! The snakes I work with have this bra diving obsession

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never seen these types of snake before look really cool though. nice colours too, Congratulations
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Aww. I love snakes. They're beautiful!

I want one, but I don't want one that'll eat my birds LOL (like a ringneck.)
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