Breed : Paraguayan Rainbow Boa (South America)
Info : Jackpot is a beautiful therapy snake, and likes to tie himself up in knots. Rainbow boas make for a fascinating choice, as they have a beautiful iridescence to the skin caused by microscopic ridges on the scales which act like prisms
Benefits : Therapy snakes give a 3 dimensional therapy experience : From the initial anticipation, and understandable caution (like waiting in line for a rollercoaster), therapy clients find the movement of a snake both relaxing and exciting (like the ride !!) When stroking the snake, they find him relaxing. Watching a snake is really quite fascinating, and invites conversation between participants. Therapy with a snake is amazing for enhancing and increasing confidence and self esteem !