They have pale colors beneath the striking patterns on their skin,
typically a soft gray or tan. The name "red-tail" clearly refers to the deep red
markings on their tails as well as the red saddle markings along their backs.
In the wild Suriname Red Tail Boas feed on small mammals and the occasional
bird. In captivity a diet of mice, rats, and rabbits is sufficient, depending on
the size of the boa.
Red Tail Boa is fairly non-aggressive and calm, as well
as not being fussy eaters, so they make a fasinating
and interesting specimen for snake lovers across the
globe. Because of their large size, it can be difficult
for even the seasoned of snake keepers. In the wild,
they live in trees and on the ground in very humid forests.
They are primarily nocturnal. Suriname Red Tail Boas
are large, hardy, powerful snakes and have a lifespan
of somewhere between 20 to 25 years.