I've been researching snakes for months. I planned on getting a couple Columbian Red Tail and a Brazilian Rainbow boa, so have gathered supplies, amassed the proper sized feeder rodents, and thought of a 'set up' to accommodate such sized snakes.
Today, a teacher at the college where I work/attend offered me his indian sand boa, setup and all, for free. I of course agreed, having handled the dear before. When I first started the job in the biology department, I was surprised to see an Indian sand boa - I hardly ever seen them for sale - or anywhere for that matter. The teacher had done some DNA work with the snake but hadn't the time to handle it nor the space to take it home. The snake was placed on a shelf in the rear of the zoology lab. It was cared for - food, water, clean housing, heat, hide etc - but not really handled very much.
It's a pretty little juvenile, docile, nice color. Excellent eater too - You'd expect it to refuse food after being moved, handled all day. I set him down on my floor and offered a fresh killed large mouse pink, and he swallowed it right down.
It's in shed right now, I hope to get some better pictures when it's out. I took some pics of it eating, mainly because I was so surprised.
I never really took a fancy to sand boas, but they're kinda cute in their own way.
Because I'm not very creative, 'His' name is Johnii.