Boas: Everything about Acquisition, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding, and Behavior
Boas are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all snakes, but because they originate in the tropics they require special care when they are kept and bred in captivity. This book stresses the importance of maintaining proper living conditions for the boa, describes basic anatomy, and advises on purchasing, feeding, breeding, and general health care.
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