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Brazilian Rainbow Boa
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Epicrates cenchria cenchria
Family Name:
Boidae
Size:
The average adult Brazilian Rainbow will grow to a length of 4 to 6 feet.
Color:
Brazilian Rainbows have a reddish brown background color and black ringlike markings olong the back. They have three black stripes on the top of the head Their iridescent scales reflect rays of light in an array of beautiful colors.
Diet:
In the wild, Argentine Boa Constrictors eat birds and other small animals. In captivity, they are fed rats that are occasionally dusted with a nutrient or mineral powder.
Compatibility with Humans:
Average
Poisonious:
No
 
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Brazilian Rainbow Boa

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Brazilian Rainbow Boa Description
  The Brazilian Rainbow Boa is one of nine subspecies of rainbow boa that can be found in South America. It is one of the most sought after constrictors available on the market because of is beauty. Unfortuantely, in the wild, as rainforests are cleared for farming, their domain is being threatened. Brazilian Rainbows tend to be quite nervous in captivity, but as they age and with regular handling, they usually calm down and can make good pets. They are moderately hard to keep and are not recommended as a beginner's snake. In captivity, they can live as long as 25 years.  
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