What Is a Central American Boa?


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A Central American boa is a breed of boa constrictor found in Central America and northern South America. It is also referred to as a common or Mexican boa and is the most common type of pet boa in the United States.

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The Central American boa is slightly smaller than other types of boa constrictors, growing to between 4 and 8 feet in length. In captivity, a Central American boa's life expectancy is 20 to 35 years. Compared to other boa breeds, the Central American boa is well-tempered. Other species of boa include the red-tailed boa, the Ecuadorian boa and the Dominican clouded boa.

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