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Care Sheet - Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Male Brazilian Rainbow Boa Picture from VIPER & VINE


Scientific name
Epicrates cenchria cenchria
Cites status
Cites Appendix II, obligation to keep records and to register!
Habitat
South America
Tropical rainforest
Size
Approx. 180 cm
Life Expectancy
Over 20 years
Reproduction
Viviparous, up to 20 young
Temperature
Ground temperature between 26-28C. Natural temperature up to 33C. At night turn
down to 22C.
Humidity
60-80%, temporarily also above 90%

Lighting
Daylight fluorescent tubes e.g. "Natural Sunlight" or "Zoo Med ReptiSun 2.0"
Substrate
Loose, absorbing substrate i.e. Beach chippings, Aspen, Newspaper
Cage Furniture
Stout branches for climbing make sure they are secure, various hiding places and a large
water bowl make up the basics for the Vivarium/Terrarium. A moist hiding box is
recommended.
Food
Mice, young rats and other rodents of a suitable size.
Comments
The Brazilian Rainbow Boa is a docile snake, as a rule several specimen can be tended
together without problems as long as you feed them separately.
If the temperatures and humidity are not followed they are likely to get respiratory
problems.
John Gamesby