Amazon Tree Boas a.k.a Corallus hortulana
Intro to Amazon Tree Boa
Amazon Tree Boas are arboreal snakes that are native to South America. Amazon tree boas come in different phases/colors variations like garden phase, halloween, red, yellow and more! Babies are usually 8-10 inches long. Adults average between 5-7 feet. We recommend these for intermediate keepers as they can be finicky and live a long life of 20+ years.
Housing ATB's is fairly easy because of the variety of arboreal cages that are in the market. Many "Mini or Small" Exo-Terra or ZooMed Enclosures are great for babies. Into adulthood we recommend 3 foot high enclosures minimum, these will also regularly use ground space. They need a basking temperature of ~90 degrees F with an ambient temperature of 80-82 degrees F. A very important part of their care is their need for a variable humidity of 60-80%. To achieve this you can regularly mist their enclosure and use an appropriately sized Basking Spot Bulb and a Tropical UVB.
You should decorate their enclosure with foliage and branches to help with enrichment. For these pythons we recommend Coco Mulch mixed with Moss, Eco Earth, or ReptiSoil as a substrate. We also recommend feeding babies a pinky mouse every five to seven days. Older juveniles and young adults can be fed a hopper or medium mouse every seven to 10 days. Adults can be given a meal of one or two adult mice, or a small rat every 10 to 14 days.
Amazon Tree Boas For Sale in the Pet Trade
Dialing in all of their parameters perfectly is key for breeding success. More people are working with Captive-bred tree boas as they are growing in popularity. However, wild caught imported animals are much more common. Imported animals may have a negative stigma, but these are brought in legally with proper paperwork and in quantities that are allowed through governing laws. This species can be difficult or bite-y when handling. Once your new pet Amazon Tree Boa is established, you can have a beautiful long term display animal.