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picture of Central American Red Tail Boa, Sm BOA CONS. CONSTRICTOR

SNAKE BOA REDTAIL 2'-3'

Boa constrictor constrictor

Family:
Boidae Boa constrictor
Origin:
Central America
Care:
Easy
Environment:
Tropical Rainforest
pH:
N/A
Temperature:
80-88* F
Hardness dH:
Min. Tank Size:
Juveniles (10 gal) Adults (20-30 gal)
Max. fish size in aq:
N/A
Origin of specimen:
Breeder
Compatibility:
Species Community
Diet:
Carnivore (Mice & Rats)
Reproduction:
Live Bearer
Feeding:

Boa constrictors are primarily a rodent feeder. These snakes should be fed in separate containers for housing and feeding as to not trigger a feeding response when being handled.

Tank Setup:
The tank should have a tropical setup with humid conditions. There should be a constant water source at all times. A hiding spot in the enclosure is essential so that the snake has a place to hide when stressed.
General Info:

This species of boa constrictor are easily socialized with constant handling. Individuals that do not receive constant handling can be aggressive as juveniles and adults.