It is easy to see why boa constrictors are so popular among reptile enthusiasts; they are bold, beautiful, and often docile. While they often make wonderful pets, it is important to understand the basic biology and ecology of these potentially large snakes before adding one to your family. Inside, you will find information about the natural history, taxonomy, behavior and captive care of boa constrictors. Additionally, some of the most popular subspecies are covered in depth, providing a broad overview of this incredible species. Marvin Murkett is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He has been keeping reptiles and amphibians for over 30 years. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Ben Team is an environmental educator and author with over 16 years of professional reptile-keeping experience. Ben currently maintains www.FootstepsInTheForest.com, where he shares information, narration and observations of the flora, fauna and habitats of Metro Atlanta. Topics covered in this book: - Anatomy - Biology - Behavior - Taxonomy - Costs - Acquiring a Boa - Enclosures - Heating - Lighting - Temperature - Maintenance - Feeding - Hydration - Interaction - Health Problems - Colour Variations - Breeding - Subspecies ----- and much more
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