Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Scientific Name:

  • Epicrates cenchria cenchria

Description:

  • One of the beautiful snakes
  • Nocturnal animal
  • The snake is marked with dark ring down the back of the body
  • It approximately has 48 to 52 scales in the middle part of the body
  • Very iridescent and vivid prismatic rainbow effect is easily noticed under the sunlight.

Distribution:

  • Amazon basin Brazil, Northern part of South America

Breeding:

  • When it reaches sexual maturity ages of 2.5 years old
  • Incubation period is 4 to 8 weeks

Nesting:

  • 2 to 35 babies per clutch

Size:

  • Hatchling: 15 to 20 inches
  • Adult: Normally 4 to 5 feet, up to 7 feet possible

Life Span:

  • Up to 30 years

Diet:

  • Warm blooded vertebrates
  • Examples are pinkies
  • Feeding is about every 4 to 6 days once
  • Clean water should be provided

Habitat:

  • Tropical rain forest
  • Grassland
  • In captivity, humidity should be kept at 70%
  • Gradient temperature should set at 75°F to 80°F
  • Basking template at 85°F is fine

Common Disease:

Snake Information:

  • Brazilian Rainbow Boa is only recommended for advance snake hobbyist as it require precise tropical setting and pet snake care.
  • This snake is classified under CITES Appendix II.