The Red-tailed boa is one species of constrictors originating from South and Central America. They are cold-blooded, non-poisonous and can live for 30 or more years in captivity. These particular boa tends to be fairly docile, especially those raised in captivity, and this makes them popular as pets.
Wonder what a red-tailed boa eats? They are carnivores and in the wild they eat rats, mice, eggs, other snakes and small mammals. In captivity they tend to eat only mice, rats and things like chicken. These cold-blooded snakes are nocturnal and prefer living in woodlands, semi-arid and tropical forests. They really need warm humid weather, preferring to bask in areas from 90 to 95 degrees with no cooler than 78 degrees at night.