Species information

 

Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria cenchria

Epicrates cenchria cenchria - Brazilian Rainbow Boa

 

Common name

Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Scientific name

Epicrates cenchria cenchria

Family

Boidae

Appearance

Brazilian rainbow boas are a rich orange/brown background with large dorsal spots outlined in a dark brown/black colour. Dark dorsal pots are highlighted by crescent shapes in a pink colour. The colouration tends to become richer with age. This snake shows a large amount of iridescence.

 

Locality

Tropical Brazil and surrounding countries.

 

Adult size

5-8ft.

 

Approx lifespan

12years+.

 

REcomended vivarium size

4x2x3ft should be considered the minimum

 

Basic set up type

Humid forest. Provide thick sturdy branches and thick foliage to provide cover.

 

Diet

The diet of the Brazilian Rainbow Boa should be made up of rodents.

 

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