Boas are one of our favorite snake species. They are large, sensible snakes that offer amazing colors and patterns. Locality specific Boas along with multiple color and pattern morphs are at the forefront of our collection. We have been producing Boas under our Boa Nation brand for over 10 years and carry both smaller and larger species and offer a wide variety of genetic combinations including IMG, Leopard, VPI and Sharp Albino, Fire and Super Fire, Scoria, Blood and many more.
There are more than 40 species of true boas (family Boidae). The true boas are divided into two subfamilies, Boinae and Erycinae. Boinae includes the Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor), tree boas (genus Corallus), and Anaconda (genus Eunectes) of the American tropics; two other genera are found on Madagascar and islands of the Southwestern Pacific.
Members of Boinae range from 3 feet long in some species to commonly more than 20 feet in the giant, or green, anaconda. The boa constrictor occupies a variety of habitats from coastal northern Mexico and the Lesser Antilles South to Argentina; though seldom more than 11 feet long, some have grown to more than 15 feet. One subspecies, the red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor constrictor), is particularly popular in the pet trade. Several tree boas possess sizable teeth used for catching birds. An example is the 6-foot Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) of tropical South America; the adult is green above, with a white dorsal stripe and crossbars, and yellow below. The Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria) of Costa Rica to Argentina is not strongly patterned but is markedly iridescent. Except for the anacondas, most Boinae are terrestrial to strongly arboreal. The young often move from the trees to the ground as they get older and larger. Most species have labial (lip) pits with heat-sensing organs that complement their sense of smell and excellent vision. Mammals and birds are common prey, which is usually captured by a bite-grasp followed by constriction.
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