Red Tail Boa Constrictor

  • Scientific name: Boa constrictor
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: boidae
  • Genus: Boa
  • Species: B. constrictor

Fun Facts


  • Red tail boas get their name from the color of their red tail.
  • Boa constrictors give birth to live young (ovoviviparous).
  • Boa constrictor is one of the most exploited snake species.
  • They are very popular among the exotic pet trade and have been captured in the wild and also bred in captivity.
  • They eat mice, rats, small rabbits and chickens.
  • They can live for 15 to 25 years.
  • Boa constrictors can grow 6 to 9 feet in length. Males are normally smaller than the females.
Red Tail Boa Constrictor