Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Brazilian Rainbow Boas are beautiful snakes available in variations of red and orange color patterns, but they also have a gorgeous iridescence that can be seen in good lighting. Like most boas species, they can be kept in a 20-gallon terrarium as juveniles and will require much more space as adults. They are a mostly a terrestrial snake, which means they spend most of their time on the ground. They enjoy hiding in the lush forests in nature, so provide decor to allow for hiding. A large water bowl for soaking is also necessary. These boas are slightly more aggressive than other boas, especially as juveniles, but this can be controlled by regular handling.
Feeding tip: It is always recommended to feed snakes in a container outside of their habitat. This is the best way to help limit any feeding responses from being associated with the habitat. This will also keep any substrate from being ingested while eating. A secure, small plastic container is most commonly used. By keeping this container dark you help ease stress from being moved from their habitat.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Brazil
Adult Size: 5-7'
Care Level: Intermediate
Scientific Name: Epicrates cenchria cenchria
Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)
Life Span: 15+ years
Eats: Frozen/thawed rodents
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