Common Boa Constrictor

Constrictor constrictor

Life expectancy: Life expectancy 20-30 years in captivity
Habitat: Found in trees or on the ground, Range from northern Mexico south through Central and South America.
Born: 1999

Fun Facts About Boa Constrictor

  • Boa Constrictors are one of the largest snakes in the world, along with the Reticulated Python and Anaconda.
  • Boas are said to be the most beautifully colored of all snakes.
  • Boas have heat sensitive scales in their faces that help them to sense prey is near.
  • Bats are their favorite meal.
  • The oldest known boa lived 40 years and 4 months.
  • In South America, some households keep boa constrictors to control vermin.