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Esmerald tree boa

Esmerald tree boas are very similar to the green tree python. They are bright green in colour with a yellow coloured underside.They have an irregular zigzag stripe along their back and they reach lengths between 1.5 and 2 m (5-5.ft)

They have a strong prehensile tail wich helps them to move around between the braches of trees.They spend their days coiled over branches with their head resting in the middle of the coils and they hunt at night.

Their eyes have vertical pupils which helps them to sense movement and they have deep pits in the scales around their mouth for detecting heat given off by their prey.

Habitat

Emerald tree boas are found in the rainforets of northen south America.They are solitary and they spend their life among the branches of trees,only descending to the ground to move between them

     Diet

Emerald tree boa are non-venomous carnivores that feed on small repptiles and amphibians.

Breeding

Female Emerald tree boas retain fertilized eggs inside their body while each young snake devoleps within their shell,being nourished by its yolk.When they are fully developed they hatch inside the female and she gives birth to 10-20 live young that are approsimately 30 cms (12inches)in lengt.The young snakes are brick-red or yellow in colour and they change to their characteristic green after a year.

Predators

Predators of Emerald tree boas include birds of prey.

Interesting Facts

Emerald tree Boas are also known as : Green Tree Boa

Emerald Boa

The Emerald Tree Boa is often kept as an exotic pet.Emerald Tree Boas have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years.

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