Hog Island Boas grow to about four to five feet, with females larger than
It is darker during the day than at night, and unhealthy animals are also
darker than healthy snakes. The tails are not reddish like those of most boas;
rather, Hog Island Boas have orange tails and many captive-bred snakes have
orange or pink hues to their entire bodies. Hog Island Boas generally range in
color from cream to dark gray.
Island Boa or Hog Isle Boa is often confused with the
Clouded Boa, but is a lovely boa and much more docile
than the Clouded Boa. Because it is smaller in size,
it is a bit less demanding in care than many boas. The
care for a Hog Island Boas is very similar to that of
the Columbian Boa and the Red-Tail Boas. Though they
are generally docile and calm, Hog Island Boas will
hiss, strike, and bite if threatened.