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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Beauty Brazilian Rainbow

Beauty Of Animal | The Beauty Brazilian Rainbow | Epicrates cenchria is a boa species found in Central and South America. Common names include the rainbow boa, and slender boa. A terrestrial species, it is known for its attractive iridescent sheen. Nine subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described hereFound in lower Central America in Costa Rica and Panama. In South America it occurs east of the Andes in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina (in the provinces of Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán). The type locality given is "Surinami.

Despite requiring very specific humidity and heat, this species is commonly found in the pet trade. During the 1980s and early 1990s, substantial numbers were exported from Suriname. Today, however, far fewer are exported and most offered for sale are captive bred. Due to their requirements of high humidity in a captive environment, they should be considered intermediate for snake owners, but once these have been met they generally thrive in captivity. Younger specimens will often bite, but tend to calm down as they become more used to handling.

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