Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Foster Details For Liam!

Type Snake
Primary Breed Common Boa Constrictor
Secondary Breed
Name Liam
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Black
Secondary Color White
Age 7 Year(s) 6 Month(s) Old
Weight 4 lbs. 8 oz.

Animal Care Reference Material:

The Colombian boa constrictor is the most widely kept boa constrictor in the pet industry. Colombian boas have become popular due to being docile and having more “personality,” in that they seem to be more curious about their surroundings than some other snakes. Colombian boa constrictors make great pets, and they are available in a vast array of appealing color and pattern morphs. Proper care can be provided even by beginner hobbyists, but due to their potentially large size and lengthy life span, boas are best suited for moderate- and advanced-level keepers. With reptile health and wellness prioritized. Female Colombian boa constrictors may reach 10 feet in length, though this is rare for B. c. imperator, and the average adult size for females is usually 6 to 8 feet. Males are smaller, usually 5 to 7 feet in length. Boas are very long-lived reptiles. There are documented cases of captive boas living longer than 40 years; however, the average captive life span is 20 to 30 years. Please consider this carefully before bringing a boa home.