Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 16, 2015
When looked at in comparison to the more popular Brazilian Rainbow Boa, I can see why people find Colombian's less attractive, but personally I adore this species. So they're not the flashy red and orange of the Brazilians, but instead a deep brown, that still shines in iridescence in the sunlight.
Personality wise I've found them variable. I've encountered aggressive individuals, and soppy, docile individuals happy to be handled. To get the best chance of a handleable adult, pick one up from a breeder at a young age and regularly handle it.
They're a fair bit smaller than most other rainbow boas, even my biggest female is around four and a half foot, meaning they can be kept in a fairly small cage - I have a trio in a 4 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot. Mine are fairly active, despite being nocturnal, I do see them around in the day.
They're not that agile though, frequently falling off the branches I provide, so I ended up providing just cork bark and one or two thick, low lying branches. Looks are fairly subjective, but if you happen to like the look of this snake then give it a chance, I do think they make a good pet for someone who is willing to put the time into ensuring they're tame.