I was thinking a boa, or Python that is under 6 feet that isn't a ball python, rosy boa, or sand boa, thanks! Boa Constrictor. As such, the preferred substrate is aspen shavings, which can help to keep the humidity low. The first breeding pairs were brought back to the U.S. after an expedition by Robert A.

Fateslayer99 (author) from North Carolina on May 04, 2015: I might be able to help :) what's the picture? They were only discovered in 1991, by Dr. Robert Price and Paul Russo, while on an expedition in the area.

After a detour as a lawyer, I was hired as a Bronx Zoo animal keeper and was soon caring for gharials, goliath frogs, king cobras and everything in-between. There are at least eight other boas found in Ecuador, including BCCs and BCIs, Lojan boas, and even boas of other species like emerald tree boas and Amazon tree boas. What's The Difference Between a Python And Boa Constrictor? There are of course many other species of boa, including much smaller species such as the rosy boas and ground boas. I’ll summarize here…please see this article and post any questions below for further details. Youngsters usually take lizard-scented mice, and can be induced to take unscented rodents in time. The care of smaller boas generally follows that of the more commonly-kept mainland animals. Which of These Snakes That Stay Small is Right for YOU?

They have the same notched saddles as BCCs, but have a spotty appearance. They seem to be close to extinction, because despite living on an island paradise, the locals don’t like snakes all that much. But the Pearl Island boa is the smallest recognized subspecies. Thanks for calling it out! Fortunately, there are some captive specimens. In 1803, it was first given the scientific name ‘Boa imperator.’ In 1842, it was reclassified again as ‘Boa eques.’ In 1910 it was first termed ‘Boa constrictor imperator,’ as it was again in 1951. These snakes are slimmer than most other boas and fairly lightweight for their length. Boa imperator (Central American Boa/Common Boa) Belize (Crawl Cay, Caulker Cay) Colombia (Barranquilla) Honduras (Hog Island, Roatan) Mexico (Tarahumara Mountains, Sonoran, Tamaulipas, Cancun) Nicaragua (Corn Island) Paraguayan Peninsula (Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama…

Unlike other boas, they’re completely black underneath, from head to tail. This boa species is found in Central and South America, but is most prominent in Suriname. Fantastic information. They are also considerably more expensive than the common boas. However, their color varies widely depending on the individual’s locality.

Breeders with whom they were popular reported that they were a very skittish and bad-tempered snake.

Jobs with pet stores and importers had me caring for a fantastic assortment of reptiles and amphibians. They will develop adaptations of their own. Boa constrictors are large, heavy-bodied constrictor snakes. Ackie Monitor Care Sheet: Habitat, Diet, and Care Advice for Owners, Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink Care, Habitat, & Diet Guide for Pet Owners.

These desert snakes are native to southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico.

A number of smaller relatives, such as the Rosy, Rubber and Sand Boas, are available in the trade, along with some of the “dwarf species (Bimini and Panamanian Dwarf Boas). The majority of Boa Constrictors in captivity are Common Boas, most of which originated from Columbia. They can also make Great Pets! The ambient temperature should range from 78-86 F.  Incandescent bulbs can be used to create a basking site of 90-95 F. Ceramic heaters or red/black reptile night bulbs  may be employed to provide heat after dark. There are a couple of morphs too, including albinos and anerythristic boas. 4. As he described them, Boa constrictor melanogaster was quite different from any other recognized species or subspecies of boa constrictor. Also the maximum sizes for both those snakes should be stressed as very unusual. It's the longest but not the heaviest. Thanks for the catch.

Young and Tyler Miller, who traveled to the island to find and capture the snake that locals called ‘Tete’chein’ (meaning ‘dog’s head’ in the local variant of French). After all, it’s hard to be afraid of a cute little guy that fits in your palm! Anaconda. In 1983, James K. Langhammer ventured out to this special area of the world in search of something interesting—and that’s exactly what he found.

Boas are found in Mexico, Central and South America, and Madagascar.