Return to Rescue Animals
Rita is a new intake, so is still in quarantine with us.
Rita is a Sonoran Boa of unknown age, but she is believed to be female. She is around 5ft long. Rita was surrendered to us as her previous keepers felt they didn’t have the space or experience to care for her.
She was previously housed in a 3ftx2ft wooden vivarium with overhead heat and was fed a rat once a month. She was not handled very much as her keeper was nervous and they reported that she showed some defensive behaviour.
Rita arrived with a deformed jaw, which causes her tongue to flick sideways. She also breathes noisily, so will be seeing a vet to screen her for potential health issues. She was tense after travelling, but has been very handleable for us.
A big, misunderstood girl in need of a confident keeper.
Rita will need a 5ftx2ft wooden vivarium as a minimum, to allow space to exercise and move around. A caged over-head heat source should be fitted with a suitable thermostat to maintain a warm-side temperature of 32C. The cool side should sit below 29C. A low-level UVB tube light of 5-7% should be provided. Rita is usually fed a large rat every 3-4 weeks, but we sometimes vary food sizes to add some variety!
Interested in Adoption?
Sorry, Rita is currently UNAVAILABLE for adoption.
If you think Rita might be the snake for you, please complete the Adoption Application linked below and we’ll be in touch…