The Boa constrictor is a species of large, heavy-bodied snake. It is a member of the family Boidae found in North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive.
Only adults who have experience with large snake are allowed to adopt such animals so that both snake and human are safe.
20 to 30 years
Not currently available
Carnivore. The main bulk of their diet consists of small mammals, including bats, and birds. They will eat any animal they can capture and fit in their mouths.
Predators and Threats
There are few predators of the boa constrictors in nature. However, they are certainly killed and consumed by numerous reptilian, avian, and mammalian predators. Young boas are especially vulnerable.
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