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Care Sheets

Beginner's Guide To Brazilian Rainbow Boas
Brazilian Rainbow Boa Care Sheet
Dumerils Boa Care Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Brazilian Rainbow Boa FAQ's
Dumerils Boa FAQ's

Do It Yourself Projects

Snake Rack
Rodent Breeding Tubs


How To Sex A Snake
How To Pick Up A Snake
Dumerils Boa Giving Birth 1
Dumerils Boa Giving Birth 2
Dumerils Boa Giving Birth 3
Breaking Through Egg Sac
Dumerils Boa Eating Mouse
How To Feed 2nd Food Item
Dumerils Boa Eating A Rat
BRB Shedding Short
BRB Shedding
BRB Striking A Mouse 1
BRB Striking A Mouse 2
Feeding A Hesitant BRB
Hypo BRB Swimming
BRB Eating A Rat


Brazilian Rainbow Boas Dumerils Boas

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Tyr - Brazilian Rainbow Boa Picture taken 2/25/2011

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Brazilian Rainbow Boa Care Sheet


Brazilian Rainbow Boas are slender bodied snakes that average between 5-7 feet long.  They are arguably one of the most beautiful snakes in the world.  Brazilian Rainbow Boas typically range from deep red to bright orange.  Rainbow Boas well known for their amazing iridescence caused by microscopic ridges on their scales that create a rainbow glow when they reflect light.  They also have bold crescent moons on their side that contrast their amazing color.



Brazilian Rainbow Boas can be kept in anything ranging from simple plastic tubs to large elaborate terrariums.  The key components are a secure enclosure with a large water bowl and a place to hide.  Adult Rainbow Boas do best with at least 4-6 square feet of space.  Babies can thrive in something as simple as a plastic shoe box/storage container.  Brazilian Rainbow Boas do well with a variety of substrates ranging from sphagnum peat moss, cypress mulch, paper towels, craft paper, or newspaper.  The essential thing is to maintain high humidity and the proper temperature.  If you decide to use a glass cage or fish tank, be sure to cover the top to limit dissipation of humid air and loss of heat.


Temperature and Humidity:

Brazilian Rainbow Boas have the unwarranted reputation of being difficult to care for.  However, Rainbow Boas are as easy as most entry-level snakes when you set up their cage properly.  They require a temperature gradient ranging from 75-83 degrees.  High humidity is essential.  This is accomplished in several simple ways.  The most important factor is to limit ventilation in order to avoid transfer of humid air from the cage to the room around it.  Brazilian Rainbow Boas should have a water bowl that’s large enough to swim in, and a hide lined with damp peat moss.  My Rainbow Boas have water bowls that take up about 1/3 of the floor space.  The evaporating water from the water bowl keeps the ambient humidity around 70%, and the damp hide stays between 90-100% humidity.  Following these guidelines will set up an environment that practically takes care of itself.

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Site News

9/25 - We added a Short Version and a Full Version of a video showing a Brazilian Rainbow Boa Shedding.

9/18 - We added a Beginner's Guide To Brazilian Rainbow Boas.

9/8 - We added new pictures of Brazilian Rainbow Boas: Andromeda, Artemis, Helios, Prometheus, and Valkyrie.

9/8 - We added new pictures of Het Hypomelanistic Brazilian Rainbow Boas: Orion, Ruby, and Double Het Ghost Loki.

9/4 - We uploaded a video showing How To Sex A Snake.

3/4 - We updated our Brazilian Rainbow Boa FAQ's page, which has detailed answers concerning BRB care, feeding, housing, and general information.

3/3 - We updated our About page.

3/1 - We added some pictures of Het Hypomelanistic Brazilian Rainbow Boas: Callisto, Iris, Orion, Pandora, Phoebe, Pluto, Ruby, and Spartacus.

2/3 - We added some pictures of Ares, a Hypomelanistic Brazilian Rainbow Boa.

1/9 - We are continuing to update the site. Keep checking back to see new pictures and videos of Brazilian Rainbow Boas and Dumerils Boas.

12/28 - We are in the process of updating our website.

12/26 - We just uploaded new pictures of baby Brazilian Rainbow Boas.

This site is designed to display our collection of Brazilian Rainbow Boas and Dumerils Boas.
Moonlight Boas selectively breeds the best Brazilian Rainbow Boas for intense color and bold patterns.
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