Viper Boa For Sale
The Viper Boa For Sale is a small species of snake native to the forests, swamps, and wet lowlands in New Guinea. These snakes are known for their resemblance to Papuan death adders and have blunt noses, triangular heads, and distinctive keeled scales. While non-venomous, viper boas are moderately difficult to keep because of their need for high humidity. The snakes aren’t common in the pet trade and not much is known about their behavior in the wild.
The viper boa (Candoia aspera) is native to New Guinea and some Indonesian islands, where it inhabits swamps, forests, plantations, and wet lowlands. These places are densely-vegetated, humid, and often experience seasonal flooding. The viper boa is nocturnal, terrestrial (ground-dwelling), and spends most of its time hidden among leaf litter, loose soil, or debris. The snake’s wild population is considered stable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature
Size and Lifespan
Adult viper boas grow up to 3 feet long, with the tail making up less than 10% of their total body length. Males reach 16 inches and females reach 24 inches.
With the right care and enclosure conditions, viper boas can live for up to 20 years in captivity. Not much is known about this species’ lifespan in the wild.
Wild-caught viper boas are aggressive, prone to stress, and uncomfortable around humans. Viper boas bred in captivity are even-tempered and generally peaceful. With proper socialization from a young age, these snakes rarely bite and can be handled for brief periods.
This species is nocturnal and hunts at night. During the day, the snakes spend most of their time burrowed within the substrate. These snakes are excellent swimmers and enjoy soaking in water.