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Emerald Tree Boa

(Corallus Caninus)


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The Emerald Tree Boa doesn't take well to handling, and it has the dentition to inflict a serious bite. If tamed and handling does happen, beware of people passing by you, as the animal may be tempted to strike. Does not eat well in captivity. They will usually take chicks or rodents.

Can grow to well over 6 feet in length, this snake is not to be considered as a pet by the inexperienced handler.

A well vented terrarium with plenty of tree limbs and plants. Temps between 79 and 86 degrees during the day and nights of 68 to 75 degrees.

In the wild:

RANGE: Northern South America: Amazon basin from Venezuela through Brazil to Northern Bolivia.

HABITAT: Tropical rainforest; live in tree tops.

DIET: Mainly feed on mammals: mice to deer depending on size of snake. Also birds.

LIFE SPAN: Recorded only in captivity: estimated 15 to 25 years.

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