The adoption of any animal is a commitment to provide for that animal for the entirety that it is in your care. Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds expects you to conduct thorough research and to ask questions to ensure you can provide the best home, habitat, and care for your kenyan sand boa. We can take back or assist you in rehoming your kenyan sand boa at any time if needed.
We support the United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK). "An Education, Conservation and Advocacy Organization for Herpetofauna... Promoting Awareness, Responsible Care & Professional Unity…. Our goal is to facilitate cooperation between government agencies, the scientific community, and the private sector in order to produce policy proposals that will effectively address important husbandry and conservation issues.” Please consider donating to their cause.
GENDER & GENETICS
We ship priority overnight exclusively; packages are tendered to FedEx Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday and will arrive at the destination location typically by 10:30 AM the very next day. Zip codes that are categorized by FedEx as urban, rural or remote will receive deliveries by 10:30 a.m., noon or 4:30 p.m. respectively.
We strongly prefer to have packages sent directly to a FedEx Ship Center near you for pick up at that location. This is safer as the package will be kept in a climate controlled room and will reduce the amount of time your kenyan sand boa is on the back of a FedEx truck. Please inspect your kenyan sand boa upon arrival and notify us the animal(s) arrived safely and in good condition.
Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds assumes no liability for shipments that are lost, delayed or mishandled by the carrier, or for delays by the receiver in picking up the shipment. We take every measure to ensure the safety of your kenyan sand boa during shipment. However, for forces outside of our control, ShipYourReptiles offers insurance that you may choose to take advantage of.
Insurance must be purchased at the same time as the shipping label. This insurance will cover the cost of your shipping label if the package is delivered late and it will also cover the value of your kenyan sand boa if it is late and DOA. Please inform us if you would like to purchase insurance. Insurance is an additional cost of $2.50 per $100 you wish to insure. If you decline insurance then you are not eligible to receive a refund for the shipping charge or a payment for the value of the shipment.
Please refer to the SYR Website for details on how their insurance works and how to process a claim. Claims are time sensitive, so be sure to contact Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds and follow the full SYR procedures that are required.
Purchaser assumes responsibility for all federal, state and local regulations regarding the animal(s) that are purchased. Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds is not responsible for bites, scratches, or other injuries and transmissions inflicted by any of the animals that are purchased from us.
Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds strives to be fair, honest, and reliable. We raise our kenyan sand boas as beloved pets and do not anticipate there will be any errors or concerns with any animal obtained from us.
This is a standard procedure all reptile keepers should practice regardless of how healthy your current or new animals appear to be. Whenever you receive a new reptile they should be placed in quarantine away from any other reptiles you may have. Quarantine does not mean you cannot handle your kenyan sand boa, but it does mean limiting their exposure to and from other reptiles. Quarantine should last for a minimum of 90 days and up to 180 days; typically 90 days is sufficient. While it is unlikely we have shipped you a sick animal as we take every precaution, we advise you monitor the health of your kenyan sand boa during this time.
There is a 30 day health guarantee. If your kenyan sand boa appears to be in ill health within this period we ask that you contact us immediately. We will require pictures of your kenyan sand boa and their habitat, as well as complete details of your husbandry practices. Refunds, returns, and replacements may be offered on a case by case basis. We will do everything in our power to fairly make right any wrongs that may come up.
Please see the feeding section in our kenyan sand boa care sheet (LINK) for feeding guidelines. We list our baby kenyan sand boas as available after they have taken a minimum of three consecutive meals and ship after their fifth meal.
Shipping and a change in environment can be stressful on your kenyan sand boa and handling should be limited until regular feeding is established. If you have problems getting your kenyan sand boa to eat after trying the methods outlined in the care sheet, or if you become concerned at any time, then please contact us directly so we may advise you.
The gender of a kenyan sand boa can be determined by visually assessing the shape of the tail from cloaca to tail tip, but this can sometimes prove unreliable. We use a method called palpating in order to 100% guarantee gender. This is a safe and non-invasive method compared to alternative procedures such as popping or probing (never probe a kenyan sand boa; it is completely unnecessary and potentially harmful).
We will always fully disclose the known genetics for our kenyan sand boas. We can provide pictures of parents for any sand boa produced by Kenyan Sand Boa Nerds.
Payments must be made in full prior to shipment. Payment plans can be arranged with a 25% non-refundable deposit that goes towards the final purchase price.
Due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of summer and winter extreme temperatures, please complete payments as soon as possible to avoid shipping delays. Shipping will be arranged at the soonest and safest available date. We reserve the right to cancel transactions if payments are not completed prior to the close of shipping in summer/winter.