Widespread throughout much of South America; Amazon Basin, especially coastal Brazil, Guiana, French Guyana, Suriname and southern Venezuela.
Humid woodland forest, rarely open savannas
The Rainbow Boa is a round-bodied terrestrial boa of medium build that is generally 4 to 6 feet. It is reddish brown in color with 3 parallel black stripes on top of the head and large black rings down the back.
Males have substantially larger spurs along the side of the vent and noticeably thicker bases of their tails. The females tend to be larger.
They have a remarkable ability to change the color of their skin. They typically appear darkest during the day and much paler at night.
Diet in Zoo: Rodents
Diet in Wild: Rodents, birds, some forms of aquatic life and lizards
Gestation lasts about 5 months
Born in live litters of 2 to 35.
Method of Temperature Regulation:
Mostly nocturnal; may bask during the day.
May live up to 20 years in captivity.
Wild cat species, birds of prey, humans.
No special status/Least Concern