Acquired: Bred animal myself
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 13, 2015
I keep and breed Brazilian Rainbow Boas. I have an adult pair at home in a 4ft x 2ft 4ft enclosure. They enjoy the extra height and are almost always out in the open, often draped over some thick branches, or sitting underneath their basking light.
As babies they were a little snappy, but so small even if you get bit, it can't do any damage. As adults they have always been tame, slow - quite dopey really! They are excellent feeders, but not particularly food orientated - so they aren't always looking for food which makes them very easy to get in and out of their enclosure.
The biggest plus is these are in my opinion, the most attractive looking snake - crazy reds, oranges and even yellow colouration on the scales, and if you put them in the sun - you'll really see why they get their name.
My two adults are around 5ft (male) and 7ft (female), so they are quite a large, but slender snake. Even as adults they could be easily handled by an older child. If you have the space for an enclosure and can be a little patient with them as babies, you'll be well rewarded with a calm adult snake that makes one of the best displays available.
Pics of a baby & an adult!