The snake with a rhinoceros hide

Scientifically shown to have some of the toughest skin out there.

This girl has gotten a lot less shy over the past few months, I tend to see her at least weekly these days.

Apparently she finds her light very fascinating

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Really neat looking snake! What species is she?

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It looks to be a Calabar python.

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Correct, she is a Calabar. Taxonomically, they are boas and not pythons. But the old label seems to have stuck

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Cool, thanks for the info! What is their care and temperament like?

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Oh my gosh her little eyes! She’s beautiful :heart_eyes:
What’s her name? :blush:

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They are extremely placid and very secretive. I have had her for about a year and it is only within the last month or so that I have seen her on any kind of regular basis.

Care is semi-tropical type environment, 24-30C with a 12/12 photocycle. They are burrowers so I provide a deep substrate layer and LOTS of cork tubes and flats for hides. I also carpeted the floor with leaf litter and used pothos as vegetation because it grows in super thick. They are nest raiders, so feeding is multiple fuzzy/hoppers rather than a single larger item. I just put them all in a bowl and she seeks them out and dispatches them pretty quickly.
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The Efik people of their native region call the snake iwod iba

She is Iwod and the male was Iba (unfortunately he did not make it out of quarantine so I am now on the hunt for another male)

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Fantastic animal, and one I hope to own one day. Thank you so much for sharing.

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