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One of our boa constrictors, Esteban, has embarked on a new exercise regimen despite and because of arthritis.
Naturally, our ache-y snake is not crazy about working out with a sore back (talk about a looooong stack of creaky vertebrae!), but SlitherFit has definitely helped his strength, flexibility and stamina.
Keep reading to learn more about Esteban’s arthritis treatment, watch a video of our boa constrictors' out-of-cage strengthening and conditioning routine, and learn important reasons why humans with disabilities or injuries should exercise.