Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Rigatoni!

Type Snake
Primary Breed Common Boa Constrictor
Secondary Breed
Name Rigatoni
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Gray
Secondary Color Black
Age 6 Year(s) 10 Month(s) Old
Weight 17 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Rigatoni and I am looking for my forever home - could it be with you?

I am a Common Boa Imperator but I have been mistaken for a Red Tailed Boa because my tail is so beautiful and I have a pearlescent glow to my scales that is almost reminiscent of a Rainbow Boa.

I have the typical Boa curiosity and desire to explore, but I am also happy to be calm and relaxed. My foster parents say I'm very sweet and easy to handle.

I was signed over to the shelter because my previous owner lost our home and they had no way to get a new place with me on the lease. They loved me, and they tried, but life happened, and let's face it, I'm a big snake at around 7 feet!.

Because of my size and my needs, I was transferred to the rescue to help me find my forever home. Could it be with you?

I am a large snake. My average length is between 5 and 9 ft long but I can grow as long as 12 ft! My lifespan can be from 20 - 30 yrs but again, some of us live 40 yrs long!

As a young and active boa, I require my own habitat that is big enough to accommodate my size now, and in the future that is secure. My new family must have reptile experience and preferably large snake experience, too.

With the right diet, habitat, substrate, temperature, and humidity I can live a long and healthy life!

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and an adoption counselor will reach back out to you!

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

Animal Reference Material:

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