Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Rosy Boas

Mexican Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata)

Beautiful snakes with wide brownish black and light golden-tan stripes. Very clean striping for a high contrast look. These are perhaps our favorite rosy, they really stand out. Like all Rosy Boas, they are gentle, easy to handle, feed readily, and make great pets for beginning snake keepers. Most females mature at just over two feet, with males slightly smaller.

Bay of LA Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata saslowi)

Strongly defined mahogany stripes on a medium gray background. These guys come from the Bahia De Los Angeles region of Baja, Mexico. Like other L. t. saslowi, they mature at about two feet and are very gentle. The specimen pictured is actually fairly light for this form - most are darker in the stripes.

Hypo Bay of LA Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata saslowi)

We started seeing very light colored specimens amongst some of our babies some years ago. After a couple generations of testing, we determined the look to be caused by a recessive gene. Hypos are much lighter and brighter, and are truly pretty babies! These guys come from the Bahia De Los Angeles region of Baja, Mexico. Like other L. t. saslowi, they mature at about two feet and are very gentle.

Barrett Lake Unicolor Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca)

One of the rarer rosy boas in captive collections, this locality represents one of the only U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearly solid light brown with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Hails from rocky hillsides near Barrett Lake on Highway 94. Adult females mature at about thirty inches, males are slightly smaller.

Otay Lake Unicolor Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca)

Not too far from the Barrett Lake locality is Otay Lake. This is another of the rare U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearly solid brown, suffused with blackish blue spotting and with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Fully grown adults look exactly like the dark granite outcroppings in which they reside.

San Gabriel Mtns. Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata myriolepis)

This locality represents the orange extreme of the California coastal type rosy boas. Neonates posses rather plain brownish stripes, which fade into lovely oranges as adults, becoming one of the prettiest of the Rosy Boas in our opinion. From stocks originating in the San Gabriel Mountains off Highway 39, Los Angeles County, California.

Corn Springs Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia)

Corn Springs is located in the Chuckwalla Mountains, Riverside County, California. Rock outcroppings along the dirt road leading to the springs are the source of this hard-to-find form. Like many California desert localities, they are strikingly marked with bright orange stripes on a creamy-gray background.

Box Canyon Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia)

One of the rarer localities in captive collections, these are from the talus slopes in Box Canyon, Orocopia Mtns of California. Supposedly very hard to find in the wild, they are marked with nice orangish stripes on a tan background.

Dome Rock Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata arizonae)

Found on the dirt Pipe Line Road that parallels Interstate 10 through the Dome Rock Mountain range of Arizona. Very variable in color and pattern. Clean orange to root beer jagged stripes on a tannish-slate background.