User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: What got you into sand boas?

  1. #1
    Administrator
    Points: 11,487, Level: 70
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 163
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassCreated Album picturesOverdrive1 year registered5000 Experience Points
    Lee Frey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Green Lane, PA
    Posts
    1,097
    Points
    11,487
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 871
    Given: 388
    Real Name
    Lee Frey
    Add Lee Frey on Facebook

    What got you into sand boas?

    HI all,

    I'm curious what got you into sand boas? Why did you choose sand boas over other snakes? Do you only keep sand boas or do you own other snakes too?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Points: 3,635, Level: 37
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album pictures1000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class1 year registered
    sandboaken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Buffalo,NY
    Posts
    464
    Points
    3,635
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 484
    Given: 173
    Real Name
    Ken Leach
    Add sandboaken on Facebook
    I went to a reptile show in Rochester,NY back in '91. I saw Mark Bell at that show with I believe het aneries or het albinos. Those were very pricey back then, I think either $1500 or $2500 a pair. I loved the lil faces of the normal babies Mark had. Bill Gaines also had a trio(1.2) of yearling normals at the show. They were all crammed in a 9inch deli container together so they looked huge! At the time I paid $350 for that trio !! I have been hooked ever since. Theres just something about those cute faces,no neck, and all the power of a big boa packed into those little bodies. I have kept many diff varieties of reptiles,amphibians,turtles,torts,lizards,geckos.. ............... but nothing has ever replaced the joy I get seeing,working with,and breeding kenyan sand boas. Its a love affair that has always been mine!
    Hugz -n- Kissez from Ken@ Buffalo Reptile House

  3. #3
    Junior
    Points: 2,401, Level: 29
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocial
    marc x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live about 8 miles from Yuba city California
    Posts
    126
    Points
    2,401
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 194
    Given: 47
    Real Name
    Marc X Silver
    Add marc x on Facebook

    Thumbs up

    I was strictly into Rosy boas and Rubber boa so I went to the local snake show here in Petalulama and the selection there for rosys and other snakes were not very good . So I ran into some guy Named Warren Treacher and he had sand boas and seemed pretty knowledgeable about them so I picked up an male anery het for albino and a couple of normals het for all kinds other stuff,

    That turned into a crazy collection of stripers,aneryys,paradox albino and snow.normal snows and albinos and anerys. I am line breeding for solid color without the rufescens gene at all.
    Last edited by marc x; 07-30-2012 at 05:16 PM. Reason: I can't type to save my life and call me zero grammar

  4. #4
    In Training
    Points: 1,366, Level: 20
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 34
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Beaumont Texas
    Posts
    36
    Points
    1,366
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 39
    Real Name
    Brande Jolley
    When I finally convinced my hubby to let my son have a snake (Cali king) I began looking & saw a Ksb's then did research. I bought my 1st girl sight unseen. A local broker called me said he found some. Picked one out & bought her for me. Instantly fell in love. How can those little faces be denied? I love the size. I also have ball pythons & a red tail boa I bought on a whim...my son owns kings & milks
    Life is too short to waste it on stupid people!

  5. #5
    Junior
    Points: 1,685, Level: 23
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Drgnfly2265's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    103
    Points
    1,685
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 4
    Real Name
    Jamie
    Add Drgnfly2265 on Facebook
    Visit Drgnfly2265's Youtube Channel
    I've been wanting a snake for a long time. And after many years of bugging my husband he finally caved in, lol. Or I think it was he seen how happy I was when I got to hold one at Pet Supermarket. I'm choosing to get a ksb because I like the size that they grow to, I heard their temperament is good, and their faces are too funny and different from other snakes, plus I love the anery colors

  6. #6
    Junior
    Points: 3,231, Level: 35
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 119
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Christine K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Halifax, Massachusetts
    Posts
    453
    Points
    3,231
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 281
    Given: 119
    Real Name
    Christine Kilroy
    Add Christine K on Facebook
    For me, i really hadn't thought about Sand Boas at all during the first few years i actually owned my own animals. My father and i had started out going in together on a couple of Ball Pythons, one of which i still have to this day, my buddy Siegfried. This was back in the summer of 2004. Over the next year, i added my Brazilian Rainbow Boa, A Red Tail Boa, and A Tangerine Honduran Milk Snake. I still regret giving the last 2 up, they were gorgeous animals!

    After deciding to give up those last 2, and keeping my collection at only 2 snakes, a few years later, i inherited my Grey Banded King from my father, and a few months after that, a family friend calls me up, and offers me his female Paradox Albino Sand Boa as a gift, as he was moving into a smaller apartment, and had to downsize his collection. I thought for a moment of saying no, but thankfully i didn't, and my first Sand Boa came into my life in the spring of 2008, and a few short months later, i had my first litter of babies


    And 4 years later, Sand Boas have wormed their way into my heart as my absolute favorites!
    C.E.Kilroy

  7. #7
    Junior
    Points: 4,874, Level: 44
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 76
    Overall activity: 3.1%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album pictures1000 Experience PointsYour first GroupOverdrive
    Awards:
    Community Award
    Lisa Novotny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241
    Posts
    418
    Points
    4,874
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 165
    Given: 177
    Real Name
    Lisa Novotny
    I started with corns and ball pythons. I had never even really heard about KSBs at the time. But during my researching and joining forums and groups I began to run across KSBs. That was it. How could you not want to be around a snake that is just so darn cute! And they also stay small and are easy to handle. I was sold.
    MaLuna

    ~If You Find Your Passion You Will Do Great Things~

  8. #8
    Junior
    Points: 2,063, Level: 27
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 87
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    scaledverts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    153
    Points
    2,063
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 76
    Given: 38
    Real Name
    Kyle R. Mara
    My second snake was a normal het anery sand boa. Pretty much right away I decided that I needed to have more of this cool species and purchased a mate for my original one within a few months. Most of my collection is actually kingsnakes and milksnakes with sand boas being a close 3rd.
    ~Kyle R. Mara

    scaledverts@gmail.com

    http://scaledvertebrates.weebly.com

    Like My Facebook Page

    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

  9. #9
    In Training
    Points: 1,735, Level: 24
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 65
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    laurab0621's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    33
    Points
    1,735
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 12
    Real Name
    Laura B
    I would see them all the time at the reptile shows and thought they were awesome. After a couple of years, decided to get a couple more and then once I saw the adults I was sold. I just thought they were awesome! I also liked that they stay a manageable size.

  10. #10
    Junior
    Points: 2,410, Level: 29
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 40
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    jaleely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ventura California
    Posts
    158
    Points
    2,410
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 76
    Given: 126
    Real Name
    Melissa
    Add jaleely on Facebook
    Visit jaleely's Youtube Channel
    I was actually working at petsmart when they got in a sand boa...a customer wanted to hold it...and since all the girls working there were afraid of snakes *rolls eyes* even though i was a cashier, i came over and pulled out the boa. As soon as i picked it up i knew it had to be mine! Was worried i'd have to talk the customer out of it *LOL*
    It was just a kid and his uncle though and they weren't going to get him, so i got him the next day!
    After that it was a female from Warren Treacher at the Pamona reptile show.
    I'm just beginning!
    I do have 14 other snakes, though. 2.0 western hognose (working out getting a female one, to breed some day) 1.1 red sided garters, 4.1 ball pythons, 1.1 dumeril's boas (a pair to breed some day), 0.1 bolivian boa, 1.0 corn snake, 0.1 carpet python.
    We started out with a female ball python...then i went snake crazy, and plan to stay that way : )
    Sand boas and hognoses are my top favs though!
    ~Melissa~
    31 snakes, 1 cave spider, 3 emperor scorpions, 1 tokay gecko, 19 tarantulas, 2 dogs, 1 african bullfrog, 1 pigeon, 1 rat, 2,000 dubia roaches, & tons of fish..

  11. #11
    Newbie
    Points: 1,733, Level: 24
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 67
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    SethT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4
    Points
    1,733
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 2
    Real Name
    Seth Tapins
    Add SethT on Facebook
    Impulse buy at the NARBC show awhile back and I dont regret it at all. He is the sire to my fresh group of babies.

  12. #12
    Amateur
    Points: 1,435, Level: 21
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 65
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Anyanka'sgeckos&boas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    57
    Points
    1,435
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 5
    Real Name
    Amber Owen
    I work at a animal shelter and we have a satellite location in a Petsmart, well they had a KSB who lived her whole life in stores. I had been consdering keeping a KSB for awhile and decided to get her for a great deal. 3 months or so later I have 3 others.
    ~Amber~
    "Saving the life of one animal may not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one animal"
    Anyanka's Geckos
    Iherp

  13. #13
    Newbie
    Points: 1,301, Level: 20
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 99
    Overall activity: 0.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    14
    Points
    1,301
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 16
    Real Name
    Ame Ross
    I first found out about sand boas from watching a special on tv, and then I went online looking up tons of information. I had wanted them from then on, but it was almost two years after finding out about them when I actually met one in real life. A friend had just gotten one, and I finally had gotten the opportunity to hold one. The funny thing is I'm terrified of snakes, with a huge phobia. But I opened the container and went right in for that anery male. And held him with no fear, and I knew right there that this was the snake for me. And about 4 months after I got my first two sand boas from Mark.

  14. #14
    Amateur
    Points: 1,572, Level: 22
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 0.7%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesOverdrive1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Shouganai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Posts
    57
    Points
    1,572
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 21
    Real Name
    Christine Archer
    Follow Shouganai On Twitter
    Visit Shouganai's Youtube Channel
    The second snake I ever purchased, back in 2005 or so I think, was a female KSB. I still have her, she's a 750g+ big momma now, and has produced a number of litters for me. I've always found the erycines fascinating- the look of a boid in a more manageable size, plus I find their adaptations for a more fossorial lifestyle to be really fascinating.

    I'm a big animal husbandry nerd, and since the first snakes I ever reproduced were Kenyans, I was hooked!
    Christine A., B.Sc. RVT
    Earthbound Exotics

  15. #15
    In Training
    Points: 1,310, Level: 20
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 90
    Overall activity: 0.5%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    31
    Points
    1,310
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0
    Real Name
    Heather Evans
    I don't own a sand boa *yet* but they have definitely captured my interest Funnily enough, what got me into them was pictures of them on my facebook page via Repticon/SandBoaMorphs. I would just see photos of them as I perused my fb wall and decided to look them up elsewhere and they were so frickin' cute how could I not want one!

    Thinking back on it, at the reptile show I went to in February I walked past a table where a vendor had a little anery KSB out on the table but I glanced at it, though "huh, cute" and continued on my search (for a cornsnake). Thinking back, I wish I would've stopped and actually LOOKED at the little snakie.

    I have ALWAYS wanted a rubber boa, but as they are a little more difficult to obtain (captive bred preferred), a sand boa seems like a suitable option
    Owned by 1.1 Sharpei/lab (Harrison and Lucy), 1.0 Pitbull (Brach Samson), 2.0 Kitties (Bullseye and Floyd), 0.1 Snow Stripe Cornsnake (Kiyohime), 1.0 Lavender Cornsnake (Omnom), 1.1 Bearded Dragons (Sid and Nancy), 0.1 Rubber Boa (Mimizu)

  16. #16
    Junior
    Points: 1,750, Level: 24
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 50
    Overall activity: 1.2%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ratatouillerattery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Pensacola ,Fl
    Posts
    101
    Points
    1,750
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 25
    Real Name
    Tara Keener
    I saw my first sand boa last year at reptile show but didn't have money then for my birthday feburary I got a pair of normals from local person.And the addiction started.-100_6008-jpg
    ~*~*~*~Sand Boas are like potatoe chips.You can't just have one.~*~*~*~

  17. #17
    In Training
    Points: 1,353, Level: 20
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 47
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    MRC85122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    25
    Points
    1,353
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 0
    Real Name
    Micah
    I collected my first snake when I was 13 it was a rubber boa that crawled through our campsite. It was the first snake that started this addiction. It was also the first snake that I successfully bred. My uncle is a herpetologist and started taking me out in the field when I was about 10 and taking me to help club meetings. I then acquired a few pairs of rosy boas and then got into pythons etc. I also kept about everything under the sun. It wasn't until about 15 years ago I purchased a kenyan at a local reptile show as a baby. I still have her she is around 800 grams I have never bred her, never will she is a family pet. I recently reduced my collection down to about 75 snakes mostly all sand boas, several pairs of rubber, and rosys and two pairs of alterna. I have kept and bred everything from shovelnose to burmese pythons and nothing excites me more than to open a tub and have a litter of sand worms crawling around....sorry for the long story.

  18. #18
    Amateur
    Points: 1,541, Level: 22
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 59
    Overall activity: 1.2%
    Achievements:
    Overdrive1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    79
    Points
    1,541
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 18
    Real Name
    Donnie Mayne
    I had been over at the persons house babysiting. They had five snakes. They where rarely handled, and they all scared me but the Kenyan.I felt sorry for the little guy. I didn't know much about snakes at that point, but I knew that he had been in the same sand too long (Over two months). I offered to buy him and I took him home that day. Not only is he small, they where feeding him wrong. I don't know how old he is, I'm thinking about a year... Hes 9 inches long and still thin. But after him, I just fell in love with the Kenyans.

  19. #19
    Amateur
    Points: 1,494, Level: 21
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 6
    Overall activity: 1.2%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesOverdrive1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Chicago, Il
    Posts
    54
    Points
    1,494
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 122
    Real Name
    Barbara Hood
    Well, my story is different...
    I came from Peru last year, Peru have verry strict laws about snakes, so is illigal to have one at home ( is an animal protections law)
    My hubby is the Chicago Herpetological Society president and also had a lot of differents snakes at home... so one day CHS got some sand boas from people who cant take care of them, so i talk with my hubby who never had any sand boa before and i adopt 3 beautiful girls ( normals ) and 1 handsome guy ( anery )
    This year i got my first 2 litters and i am waiting for 1 more....

    Now i add 1 stripe, 1 peper stripe and also we rescue another normal ksb....

  20. #20
    Newbie
    Points: 1,151, Level: 18
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    shelbyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Bay Minette, Alabama
    Posts
    15
    Points
    1,151
    Level
    18
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 5
    Real Name
    shelby galloway
    my friend brian also known as krenshaw22 got me in to it i really loves his snow it was the first snake ive ever held i hated snakes before then and when went back to B&B pet stop and i found that anery and fell in love and i love it sooo...much

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •