Amazon Tree Boa

tree-boa

Size

The average size of these snakes ranges from 5 foot to 6 and a half foot. Unlike many of the ground boas these snakes are very slim with a wide head.

Habitat and Distribution

This is a rain forest dwelling species which is found through out most of tropical South America.

Age

It is not uncommon for this species to live as long as 15 to 20 years or more.

Diet

This species will feed on animals such as small mammals and frogs but mostly feeds on small birds which it is able to pluck out of the sky from its high vantage point in the trees.

Groups and Breeding

These Tree Boas give birth to an average of 10 to 15 live young up to 5 or 6 months after mating.

Threats

These snakes are not threatened in the wild due to their vast natural range, and healthy population throughout. However as with many species living in the rain forest, their numbers are dropping due to destruction of their natural habitat. Also due to the beautiful colouration of this species it is often collected for the pet trade.

Interesting fact’s

This is an incredibly aggressive snake and is very likely to bite if approached.