Emerald Tree Boa

Scientific Name:

  • Corallus caninus


  • Typically with the colour of emerald green colour and zigzag strips with white colour shade between the strips
  • Yellowish skin underneath
  • Juveniles are normally orange or yellow in colours with inconsistant marking
  • Look similiar to Green Tree Boas
  • They are nocturnal animal, and hunting at night by waiting it’s prey approching them.


  • The snakes are found in South America countries such as Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname


  • Gestation is about 5 to 6 months


  • 2 to 15 live baby boas


  • Average size is about 1.8 meters
  • Certain snakes can grow up to 2.7 meters

Life Span:

  • 15 to 20 years


  • Carnivore
  • In nature, the preys are small mammals, lizards, frogs or birds
  • In captivity, these snakes should be fed with small rat or mouse
  • Large size of food fed may result in regurgitation
  • Feeding frequency is approximately 18 to 22 days


  • Found mostly in Brazil, Guyana and Suriname
  • Emerald tree boas that found near the end of Peru are normally darker in colours
  • Live near large swamps or marshes or rivers in the rainforests of South America.
  • Temperature and humidity are important for it’s digestion and metabolism
  • Temperature should not be above 32 C and below 21 C in 5 days after feeding
  • Ideal humidity is about 85%

Common Disease:

  • Impaction and regurgitation result from improper temperature control after feeding