This guide deals with three varieties of terrestrial and fossorial snakes. Two varieties are from the southwest United States and Mexico, while the third (sand boas) are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Detailed information on keeping these constrictor snakes is supplemented with a wealth of instructive color photos. Titles in the growing Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guides series present useful facts and expert guidance to owners of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other amphibians. Readers are advised on all aspects of ownership, from selecting good specimens and determining sex to breeding, feeding, providing correct housing, and health care. Animals are described as they exist in their natural environment, and advice is given on ways of mirroring aspects of nature to help animals thrive in captivity. Books are heavily illustrated with color photos.