Gallery Boa constrictor constrictor Suriname

Boa c. constrictor Suriname - Suriname redtail boa

Distribution area Suriname

Estimated average length of mature female Boa c. constrictor Approximately 1.90 to 2.20 m (6.2 to 7.2 ft)

Taxonomic status Subspecies recognized by the CITES convention


Brazil
Suriname
Guyana
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela
Columbia

 

Boa constrictor constrictor Suriname | Boa c. constrictor Suriname | purebred Suriname redtail boa | true Suriname redtail boa |Suriname boa size | Suriname boa length

Now it has become a certainty: There is no difference between Suriname/Guyana redtail boas.

Adult female Suriname redtail boas can reach 10 ft. in length in captivity, but average size is about 7 ft. Larger sized specimen occur rather seldom. In our experience, people often tend to exaggerate regarding the size of the Boa c. constrictor Suriname.

Typical for these animals is the reddish (pink) or purple lateral shade and also a high number of small black spots on the ivory colored belly.

Most of the Suriname Boa c. constrictor that are kept in captivity in Germany are wild caugth. Unfortunately the mortality rate of wildcaught boa c. constrictor is enormous, because the redtails are not as robust in health as Boa c. imperator.

Besides that they are very difficult to breed. Only a few people have been successful so far. In 2000 not even a single litter was produced in Germany.

It is impossible to give a universally valid statement regarding the temper of the Suriname redtails. Some specimen are calm, others are very aggressive. As a matter of fact, they are not suitable as calm pet boas like the common boas (Columbian Boa c. imperator), as most of them do not like to be handled.