Sandboa Gallery#1 - Kenyans
We have worked with Kenyan sandboas since 1980--in fact, we still have a male that was born in 1980. We are charter members of the fan club for this species.
In many ways, Kenyan sandboas are an excellent snake to keep. They are beautiful, small, undemanding, the babies eat mice, and all ages rarely bite (other than misguided feeding responses.) A great big female Kenyan sandboa is an amazing creature.
The honor of being the first person to breed this species belongs to John McLain, then a keeper at the Houston Zoo. Since that time this species has been bred many times in captivity; today there are a variety of color and pattern morphs that are available. These are great snakes with which to work.