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    Tank Size?

    What is the appropriate sized tank for a juvenile Columbian Boa? He's maybe 2 feet. Probably about 1.5. I was thinking a 75? what would the size need to be for an adult? Thanks!

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    Re: Tank Size?

    It would'nt matter if it is a boa constrictor imperator. Go with a 5-6' X 3-4' right away. They can get over 3' in less then a year. My female is just over 3' and only about 8 months old. boa constrictor constrictor grow alittle slower and could be put in a smaller cage but I'd just get one size for adults and let it grow into it.
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    Re: Tank Size?

    I honestly don't know. It's at a pet store and all it says is "Columbian Boa" it's not for me, it's for a friend, and I want to recommend the best tank size. I recommended a 75, but I want to be honest.

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    Re: Tank Size?

    I would say if it's a normal pet store and not specalized in reptiles it's a boa constrictor imperator and it will most likely grow to over 3' in a year if not bigger. If your friend doesn't mind needing a bigger cage at that time than a 75G would befine for the first year.
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    Re: Tank Size?

    A 75 gallon could last a very long time. you generaly want a tank that's about 2/3 the length of the snake. Juvies actually prefer a smaller tank (it makes them feel a bit more secure) My 3 largets boas are all in 55 gallon tanks and have plenty of room. Those 3 sre between 3-5 years old.
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    Re: Tank Size?

    I think the bare minimum for a snake's tank is 1/2 their length long, by 1/4 their length wide.

    But I prefer 2/3 x 3/8.
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