Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Sand Boas

Kenyan Sand Boa (Gongylophis [Eryx] colubrinus loveridgei)

Kenyan

The 'Standard' of Sand Boas! Attractively patterned in dark brown circles on a pale orange ground color. Easy to keep and make great pets. Kenyan Sand Boas are very gentle and small, maturing at less than two feet for males, slightly more for females. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher accordingly.

Anerythristic Kenyan Sand Boa (Gongylophis [Eryx] colubrinus loveridgei)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, a recessive trait. Really cute and fat little black and white snakes. Anerythrism removes the yellows and oranges, leaving these guys patterned in blackish circles on white. They are so adorable, we hate to sell any - but we can't keep them all!

Albino Kenyan Sand Boa (Gongylophis [Eryx] colubrinus loveridgei)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive trait. Really cute and fat little tan and orange snakes. Like other Kenyan Sand Boas, they are very gentle and small, but remember they have difficulty seeing well if kept in very bright light. Use these to breed with anerythristic specimens to produce snows!

Snow Kenyan Sand Boa (Gongylophis [Eryx] colubrinus loveridgei)

Homozygous for Amelanism and Anerythrism. Amelanism removes the darker pigments, while Anerythrism removes yellows and oranges, leaving only the very lightest colors behind. Patterned in almost clear tan blotches on a white background at birth, these are really interesting looking little snakes.

High-White Anery Kenyan Sand Boa (Gongylophis [Eryx] colubrinus loveridgei)

Homozygous for Anerythrism and High-White, two recessive mutations. High-White is new mutation discovered here at VMS, apparently a recessive trait. It's effect on appearance is profound, to say the least. We do not anticipate releasing any of these for sale for several years, until the line is better represented here and has been incorporated into other morphs. Recently, a similar mutation has appeared on the market, but differs in lacking pattern along the mid-dorsal line. We do not know if the two traits are compatible, but suspect not.