Meet Our Animals > Rainbow Boa
Quick Facts
Native to Amazon River basin of Brazil, southern Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname
Primary Diet Rodents, birds, eggs, lizards, frogs
Adult Weight 2 to 3 pounds
Lifespan 20 years
Status Stable

Rainbow Boa

Rainbow boas are one of the most sought-after exotic snakes for the pet trade because of their iridescent skin. Strong constrictors, they squeeze a little harder each time their prey exhales, preventing the lungs from functioning.

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