The snakes are Candoia whose color can greatly varied by location, but also, according to the specimens. The base color is usually brown in color, more or less clear. Candoia carinata is a very small species, measuring an average of 40 to 60cm, while Candoia bibroni averaged a height of 80 to 140cm.
Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea ...
Candoia carinata and C. bibroni are species living in rainforests. Qu'arboricoles well, they often remains close to the ground, and rarely does rise high into the vegetation.
The Candoia prefer relatively cool temperatures. An ambient temperature of 24 to 25 ° C with a hot 28 ° C was sufficient for their welfare.
No lighting is required if a day / night cycle is respected in the breeding room.
Between 60 and 80%, a few sprays are necessary, although the presence of a water tank allows a good size well to get the required humidity.
In the wild, the Candoia feed mainly on frogs and lizards. The specimens found in stores are almost always import from, and adaptation to rodents is random. Some specimens easily accept live or frozen rodents, while other disallow cookies.
It is rarely achieved in captivity. A rest period does not seem required for mating, but it is strongly recommended for these facilities. After a gestation period of 6 to 10 months, the female gives birth to between 4 and 12 smaller on average. They are really small for C. carinata (about 10 to 14cm), while C. bibroni are a little bigger. The feeding is very difficult, young people must either be force-fed mice paw, or must provide their micro-prey (lizards, frogs ...).
It seems that the presence of several males with one female would be beneficial to obtain the couplings
Life in captivity:
The Candoia boas are small and therefore take little space. A terrarium of 20 gallons is usually sufficient. They need a substrate not too dry not too wet. The paper does a good job though very unattractive. Hemlock mulch is great but be careful with meals (if feeding in terra) Candoia swallow your chips. If you choose a substrate that can be swallowed, we always advise to feed outside the terrarium. A large dish of water is crucial for this kind of snake. He loves to swim and drink a lot. It is usually even his stool in the bowl. Branches should be provided to all species except Candoia perhaps viper boa, which really is not tree. The tree boa and the Solomon Islands tree boa of New Guinea should have several strong branches for climbing. A cache is mandatory. If possible in a hot spot and one cold spot. Apart an object to the moult, the accessories are still unnecessary. The heat lamp is not necessary for this kind of snake, the UV lamp either though it can not hurt. The Candoia does not need very hot temperatures to be comfortable. Reptiles at room or ambient temperature is between 27 ° C to 30 ° C it is not even necessary to provide a heating pad. If you keep your Candoia in a room colder, it is advisable to put a small heating pad underneath the terrarium to a temperature at the hot spot of about 28 ° C.
The Candoia are not extremely active, and therefore, a modest-sized terrarium is largely the case. A terrarium of 30x30x45 enough for a specimen of C. carinata, 45x45x60 and will do the job for a C. bibroni. The substrate may be left to free choice of the farmer, according to his breeding policy and purpose of maintenance. Thus, newspaper, peat moss, dead leaves, pine bark ... can be used without problems. The decoration is when it will allow the specimens to climb and hide.
It is rarely achieved in captivity. A rest period does not seem required for mating, but it is strongly recommended for these facilities. After a gestation of 6 to 10 months, the female gives birth to between 4 and 12 smaller on average. They are really small for C. carinata (about 10 to 14cm), while C. bibroni are a little bigger. The feeding is very difficult, young people must either be force-fed mice paw, or must provide their micro-prey (lizards, frogs ...).
It seems that the presence of several males with one female would be beneficial to obtain the couplings.
The specimens have a higher import of acclimation to captivity quite variable, it may well be past, as not at all. The Candoia is still not bred in captivity, and views the results with specimens of imports, these species are quite unsuitable for beginners.