Species information


Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria cenchria

Epicrates cenchria cenchria - Brazilian Rainbow Boa


Common name

Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Scientific name

Epicrates cenchria cenchria




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.



Tropical Brazil and surrounding countries.


Adult size



Approx lifespan



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.



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




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