Sex: Female


Latin name:  Corallus caninus

Native Home: Emerald Tree Boas are found in lowland tropical rainforests in the Amazonian and Guianan regions of South America. They occur in northern Brazil, eastern Peru, southern Colombia, southern Venezuela, French Guiana, eastern Ecuador, Suriname, Guyana, and the exreme north of Bolivia. They are aboreal species that spend most of their time in the rainforest canopy foliage. Although they are arboreal, they do occasionally descend to the ground to bask in the sun.

Size: Emerald Tree Boas can grow to be over 2 m in length. Male emerald tree boas are usually smaller in size, and have larger spurs.

Diet: The Emerald Tree Boas are nocturnal predators of rodents, lizards, and marsupials.

Reproduction: Emerald Tree Boas give live birth with a gestation period of 6 to 7 months. These snakes typically give birth to 5 to 12 young at a time, but offspring can number as many as 20.

Lifespan: In the wild Emerald Tree Boas are thought to live about 15 years, they have been know to live up to 20 years in. captivity.