- Boa constrictor constrictor
- They are nocturnal reptile
- For the red tailed boa that lives in northern or southern, they will hibernate during the winter or drought
- The snakes are active in rain forest throughout the year
- This snake kill its prey by squeezing the victim, and swallow them for food.
- The boas are classified under Appendix II for CITES
- Commonly found in Brazil
- Few places in Columbia, Hogg Island, Mexico and few countries in Central America
- Gestation normally takes 108 days
- The red tailed boa do not lay eggs, but give live young boas.
- Up to 15 feet and 60 pounds for an adult snake.
- In captivity, these snakes can grow up to 30 years old
- Naturally, they eat reptile, amphibian, mammals, birds and other snakes
- In captivity, they should be fed pre-killed mice, rats, rabbits and chickens depends on their size.
- The pre-killed food should be clean and raised healthily.
- Raw chickens from grocery should be avoided as 85% are infected with bacteria.
- Feeding the snake should be done with care.
- Do not overfeed the snake
- Provide a bowl of fresh water for drink and soak, and constantly make sure the water is clean
- Found in the forests
- Sometimes can be found near human settlement due to rodents
- In captivity, temperature should be 28 to 32 C, and a basking area with 32 to 35 C for the daytime.
- Night time temperature should be around 26 to 30 C
- Necrotizing enteritis and ulceration
- Parasites on skin