– Boa constrictors are non-venomous snakes that use constriction to subdue their prey.
– They are found in a wide variety of habitats in Central and South America.
– They are known to be able to grow up to 13-15 feet (4-5m) in length, but most common species found in captivity are around 6-8 feet (2-2.5m)
– Boas have heat-sensing pits on their heads that allow them to detect the body heat of potential prey.
– They are generally slow-moving but highly strong, and have a good stamina.
– Boas are ovoviviparous, which means they give birth to live young rather than laying eggs.
– They are popular pets and kept in captivity, but they require large enclosures and a good diet.
– Some species of boa are considered endangered or threatened due to habitat loss and illegal hunting.