Redtail boas are a
very tame and docile snake. They can reach sizes of 12 feet but usually
average between 6 and 9 feet.
Start with a 10 gallon tank and grow as
the snake grows. Use newspaper, aspen, reptile bedding or reptile turf.
Create shelters with climbing and basking areas. A large bowl of fresh
water for drinking and soaking should be provided at all times. Keep the
tank between 82 and 95 during the day and 72 to 80 at night.
Keep either heating pads or a heating rock in the tank for a 24 hour
heat source. Pre-killed mice and rats are good for the younger snakes.