Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For River!

Type Snake
Primary Breed Common Boa Constrictor
Secondary Breed
Name River
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Cream
Secondary Color Red
Age 4 Year(s) 5 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is River! I am a BCI Boa and I am looking for my forever family - could it be you?

Usually, babies my size are not used to being handled yet but I am actually very easy to pick up and work with. I am pretty active when handled so need someone confident with snakes.

Fun fact about me: I got my name because I came from Riverside and I will grow to be just like a long flowing river!

I'm a young snake and I love being held and checking out new things! I do like to come out to socialize and I need to be socialized so that I can be handled when I am fully grown. I can be a little shy at first but if you go slow I am happy to come out and play! My favorite things to do are take a nice warm bath or curl up in my hide.

As a young and active boa, I require my own habitat that is secure. Clearly, I have managed to get out on a few occasions so my habitat will require a lock. It will also need to be large enough to accommodate what I will be as an adult. Though I am considered on the small side now, I will get as big as 6 to 8 feet!

With the right diet, habitat, substrate, temperature, and humidity I can live a long and healthy life of up to 30 years! My new family must have reptile experience and preferably large snake experience.

Believe it or not, I was brought into the shelter as a stray and then transferred to rescue to help me find my new home!

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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