Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 22, 2016
The Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) is a fascinating snake and a mouth full of teeth! They are absolutely amazing to look at. Their green bodies and white bands make them one of the most beautiful animals in the animal kingdom. They are very similar to the Green Tree Python and their husbandry is very similar in a lot of ways. They are very hardy snakes but they can be difficult to keep and breed. I have kept a few of these for short periods of time in a Zoo and I don't feel that I learnt as much as one can about this species and I would love to give them a try again. I have a great deal of respect for these snakes as they have the meanest set of teeth of any non venomous snake in the world. Their teeth are so long and strong they look like fangs from the venomous pit viper family. I would only recommend this species to the most advanced keepers as they are quite tricky and most are still wild caught. Highly recommended to expert keepers.