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Boa - Central American

Alternative Name
Scientific Name: Boa constrictor ssp

Basic Info

The Central American Boa Constrictor varies greatly in size. The largest specimen known was 5.5 meters long. They average about 2 meters. The background color of their bodies varies greatly and may be shades of grey or tan, with some specimens having a pinkish hue. The Central American Boa can live more than 20 years in captivity.



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They live in savannahs, cultivated agricultural fields, deserts, and even tropical rainforests.


The Central American Boa Constrictor is a rather large snake, although they vary greatly in size. They are one of the most common Boas in captivity. Capable of thriving in a variety of climates and habitats, the Central American Boa seems can be found from sea level to moderate altitudes. The Central American Boa is equally comfortable on ground or in the trees, making it both terrestrial and arboreal. They are solitary, nocturnal animals, meaning they are usually active at night. Boa Constrictors kill their prey by suffocation. Central American Boa Constrictors are often domesticated. The average lifespan of the Central American Boa Constrictor is 25 to 35 years.


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Thousands of dollars have been grossed by exporting Central American Boas, mostly to the United States.

Common Foods

The Central American Boa feeds on a variety of live prey, including large lizards, birds, and mammals.


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