Colombian Rainbow Boas are smaller than most Rainbow Boas, typically growing
to a length of about 4 or 5 feet, though some may grow as large as 7 feet.
Due to the unusual texture of their scales, Rainbow Boas shimmer with
iridescence in daylight, a phenomenon that gave these Boas their colorful name.
Colombian Rainbow Boas generally have a light brown or tan base color on which a
faint pattern of circles and spots may be seen. These patterns are darker in
younger snakes and fade with age.
In the wild, these Rainbow Boas eat birds, lizards, and small mammals.
Rainbow Boa is one of the subspecies of Rainbow Boas
that is a bit easier to care for than its relatives.
The Colombian Rainbow Boa is a truly a lovely animal
and an interesting pet. It is a bit more rare in the
United States than other subspecies of Rainbow Boa,
but are more placid and less demanding in care than
the other Rainbow Boas. They are nocturnal and can climb
trees. As with most young Rainbow Boas, Colombian Rainbow
babies may be hyper or nervous. With calm and patient
handling, they will calm considerably. Colombian Rainbow
Boas live about 25 years in captivity.