Emerald Tree Boa
The emerald tree boa is found in the rainforests of South America.
This snake will eat small mammals, smaller bird species, lizards and frogs.
Due to its extremely slow metabolism of this species, meals may be several months apart. They will shed around every 6 months and females are usually larger, measuring up to 6ft when fully grown.
Emerald teaa boas are ovoviviparous, which means that eggs remain in the mothers’ body until they are ready to hatch. An average of 6 to 14 young are born at a time. Juveniles vary in colour between light and dark orange or brick-red until 9 to 12 months of age.
Under Brazilian law, no wild caught or captive-born emerald tree boas may leave the country.
- Latin Name: Corallus caninus
- Class: Reptiles
- Order: Squamata
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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