- The scientific name for Brazilian Rainbow Boa is Epicrates cenchria cenchria.
- One of the beautiful snakes.
- It is a nocturnal medium size boa.
- The snake is marked with dark ring down the back of the body.
- It has approximately 48 to 52 scales in the middle part of the body.
- Very iridescent and vivid prismatic rainbow effect is easily noticed under the sunlight.
- This snake is classified under CITES Appendix II.
- Amazon basin Brazil, Northern part of South America.
- It reaches the sexual maturity ages of 2.5 years old.
- The eggs incubation period is about 4 to 8 weeks.
- Usually 2 to 35 babies are born per clutch.
- Hatchling: 15 to 20 inches.
- Adult: Normally 4 to 5 feet, up to 7 feet possible
- Up to 30 years.
Brazilian Rainbow Boa Food and Feeding
- Warm blooded vertebrates.
- Example of the food are pinkies.
- Feeding is about every 4 to 6 days once
- Clean water should be provided.
The Boa Habitat and Housing Requirements
- Tropical rain forest.
- In captivity, humidity should be kept at 70%.
- Gradient temperature should set at 75°F to 80°F.
- Setting the basking temperature at 85°F is fine.
Other Information for Snake Enthusiast
- Brazilian Rainbow Boa is only recommended for advance snake hobbyist as it require precise tropical setting and care.