The largest documented non-stretched dry skin is deposited at Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM 4961/2012) and measures 14.6 ft (4.45 m) without head.  However, we can now answer that question. Adult female Suriname redtail boas can reach 10 ft. in length in captivity, but average size is about 7 ft. However, with captive breeding so common, as a result its very easy to find well established captive bred offspring. The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa, is a species of large, non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity. December 16, 2008 Boa Breeding Basics. !  Females commonly exceed 10 ft (3.0 m), particularly in captivity, where lengths up to 12 ft (3.7 m) or even 14 ft (4.3 m) can be seen.  Young boa constrictors eat small mice, birds, bats, lizards, and amphibians. , The subspecific name ortonii is in honor of American naturalist James Orton.. It is a common sight in both zoos and private reptile collections.  In other areas, they are often let loose within the communities to control the rodent populations. Though all boids are constrictors, only this species is properly referred to as a "boa constrictor" – a rare instance of an animal having the same common English name and scientific binomial name. They are beautiful dark red tailed Boas with a dark chocolate brown back ground color & connected saddles. Females, the larger sex, more commonly weigh 10 to 15 kg (22 to 33 lb). This is only the third genetically confirmed case of consecutive virgin births of viable offspring from a single female within any vertebrate lineage. This small shipment was the first of its kind in over 20 years & I was fortunate enough to obtain a few beautifull boas from this shipment to add some new bloos to my exhisting colony. ! He also was the first person to Breed these creatures in Captivity & it thru his efforts that I have these Boas in my Facility today. Larger sized specimen occur rather seldom. Suriname red-tailed boas vary greatly in appearance depending on their locality. Pokigron Surinam Boas Epitomize the True Red Tail Boa look with Outstanding Large Red Tails - Dark Connected Saddles & a beautiful Buckskin Red Back Ground color. Boas with provenance to Brazil are quite rare in captivity today. Then they sell it as true a Boa c. imperator. In addition, the same problem that is apparent everywhere in the distribution area of Boa constrictor: People are killing the redtails on sight, because they think they are venomous. Payments via Email money transfer (EMT) or cash. I have two distinct Bloodlines Of Surinam.  Like all snakes, boa constrictors in a shed cycle are more unpredictable, because the substance that lubricates between the old skin and the new makes their eyes appear milky, blue, or opaque so that the snake cannot see very well, causing it to be more defensive than it might otherwise be. His line is the best in the Country & goes way back to those outstanding Boas that were brought to the U.S. by that Missionery so many years ago. Pokigron Surinam Boas are a Locality Specific Surinam Boa that entered the country under CITES a single time back in 2001. The male we had at the time was too young and was uninterested in breeding the older female we had. The Surinam Boas that I have are direct imports from Surinam that arrived here in the U.S. back in 1995 under CITES. and can I keep either in a tub? Suriname is a large country located on the North East Coast of South America.  Clear sexual dimorphism is seen in the species, with females generally being larger in both length and girth than males. Though still exported from their native South America in significant numbers, they are widely bred in captivity. Until now, we therefore did not know in which part of Suriname the nicest redtails are found. The usual size of mature female boas is between 7 and 10 ft (2.1 and 3.0 m) whereas males are 6 and 8 ft (1.8 and 2.4 m). He purchased his adults in the late eighties which had provenance to North Brazil & entered the U.S. under CITES in the early eighties. Since exporters hardly ever supply data regarding the exact locality of their boas, almost no keeper/breeder of Suriname redtails really knows the exact location where his/her animal was originally caught. Check out pictures of our adults. Although hobbyists often will seek out specific traits in locality types such as Suriname’s with large “widow” peaks, or Guyanese boas with pick sides, the reality is that each locality is highly variable in color and pattern.  However, it prefers to live in rainforest due to the humidity and temperature, natural cover from predators, and vast amount of potential prey. He told us that the most desirable Suriname redtails (the very light ones with the shiny red tails) are found in the region around Pokigron, south of the Brokopondo dam.  Pelvic spurs are the only external sign of the rudimentary hind legs and pelvis and are seen in all boas and pythons.  The bulk of their diet consists of rodents, but larger lizards and mammals as big as ocelots are also reported to have been consumed. Boa c. constrictor are the nominate species of the complex, meaning they were the first of the species type to be described by LINNAEUS in 1758. The size of the prey item increases as they get older and larger.  Due to their polygynous nature, many of these males will be unsuccessful. DHR has been working with a number of different boa species since that late 90’s. Producing Suriname Boas has been on our bucket list for a very long time. Already extinct on the islands of the Taboga complex!  These huge numbers of wild-caught snakes have put considerable pressure on some wild populations.