Brazilian Rainbow Boa
Brazilian rainbow boas are brown or reddish
brown. Their name comes from the iridescent
sheen imparted by microscopic ridges on
their scales, which act like prisms to refract
light into rainbows. It' s regarded as one of the
world' s most beautiful snakes.
Adult males have
spurs along the side
of the vent and also
thicker bases of their
tails due to the
boas range from
Rainbow boas are widespread throughout much
of South America. Brazilian rainbow boas occur
in the Amazon Basin, and in coastal Guiana,
French Guyana, and Suriname and southern
Venezuela. They live in humid woodland forests
and can sometimes be found in open savannas.
In the wild the
diet consist of
some forms of
aquatic life and
Rainbow Boas are constrictors, which mean
they kill their prey by coiling around it and
stopping the airflow. Rainbow boas prefer to
hunt at night time and their usual prey includes
rodents, birds and small mammals.
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