Order Squamata Family Boidea

Graduation Requirements
Science Biological
Equipment/Materials Needed

Boa enclosure
Understanding Boa care


The family Boidae contains the largest snake in the world the green anaconda

Badge Completion Requirements


he Boidae (boas) are a wide-ranging group occupying fossorial, ground-dwelling, and arboreal (tree-dwelling)  habitats from the Americas, Central Africa, South Asia, Madagascar, the West Indies, and the Pacific Islands.

Most boa constrictors give live birth. Boas and pythons are considered primitive because they have two lungs and vestigial leg bones, but boas have fewer bones in their head and fewer teeth. 

An anaconda is a type of boa that can reach 30 feet, but most boas stay at 18 feet or less.

Boas are commonly referred to as boas, red-tailed boa, and common boa


Feeding a Boa

Housing and care


Discuss basic care, the importance of records, and provide detailed housing instructions for a boa

Explain temperature requirements

Compare and contrast feeding live prey to frozen and thawed prey

Explain how to feed prey that has been frozen

Explain the differences between boas and pythons

Discuss size variations in boas

Establish a list of rules that must be followed in a classroom situation,  for the protection of the students and boa 

Take care of the boa when it's your rotation 

Please develop and submit a presentation demonstrating your understanding of boas and the care they require. Please include the above "prompts" in your presentation