My name is Kevin Blumenthal and I have loved snakes since I was a little kid catching Garter snakes in Washington State - scaring my Grandmother in the process.... After graduating high school, I bought my first pair of boa constrictors while attending college in Phoenix, Arizona. Try not to laugh too much at the first picture – it was 1988 :)! Back then there was VERY limited information on the care and proper husbandry of boa constrictors, and the internet was still in its infancy. The boa constrictors that are in the first picture I housed together at all times, I fed live rats to them (separately), and I actually used bark from Home Depot as a substrate! These husbandry practices definitely should not be done today. Unbelievably, after having them for 3 years, they actually bred successfully! I've learned a lot since back then, which I'm more than happy to share with others who might be looking for help. Take a look at our Boa Library for more information.
When my daughter was born in 1991, I decided to put my love of boa constrictors on hold for a while. Fast forward to 2004 when I bought three boa constrictors - a male and two females which were Double Het's for Sharp Snow (Het Sharp Albino and Het Anery). In March of 2007, I was lucky enough to have a litter from one of the females consisting of a Sharp Snow Boa Constrictor (the first Sharp Snow Boa to be born in the world), Sharp Albino Boa Constrictors, and Normals that were Possible Double Hets for Sharp Snow (Het Anery and Het Sharp Albino).
While I am far from being a major breeder of Boa Constrictors, I do have some great pets that I have been fortunate enough to successfully breed. This is not my full-time business (I am an I.T. Manager by day), nor do I have any plans to make it a full-time business. I do want to continue to expand and diversify my collection, but keep it small and manageable if possible. I want to make sure that I have enough time and energy to give the needed attention to the animals that I have. Each animal that is in my care is handled several times a week (even the boa constrictors that I have available for sale) to ensure that they remain calm and tame. Boa Constrictors are terrific and beautiful animals, which are relatively easy to care for and yet can be challenging at times too. I realize that these pets will be with me for at least the next 25 years, and they rely on me to give them the best life that I can. Hopefully, I can give them the ideal husbandry that they deserve. If I can sell a few snakes along the way to be able to come close to covering my expenses for keeping and caring for my pets, then all the better.
My wife and I are looking forward to a very exciting future with our plans for more boa breedings. There are a lot of incredible animals being produced today, and I can only imagine what the future will bring!