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Topic: Constrictors

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However, young boa constrictors are preyed upon by a large variety of forest-dwelling animals such as coatis, hawks, caimans, and wild pigs.
In many parts of its range, the boa constrictor is considered a pest and is killed by farmers because it kills their chickens.
Boa constrictors and pythons are among the most primitive of living snakes, as evidenced by the presence of its vestigial hind limbs.
www.wonderclub.com /Wildlife/reptiles/BoaConstrictor.html   (617 words)

 Double-D-Reptiles Care/Husbandry pages
The common boa constrictor is often called the red-tailed boa or Colombian Boa in the pet trade.
Boa constrictors are fairly slow moving with the potential to reach larger sizes and weights that could make them less desirable for younger keepers.
Boa constrictors are commonly 12 to 16 inches long at birth and grow at a steady, though not super fast, rate until they reach 4 to 5 feet in length.
double-d-reptiles.tripod.com /boacare.html   (865 words)

 General Information on Boa Constrictors
The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) is a heavy-bodied lowland tropical snake ranging from northern Mexico through Central America to northern Argentina.
occidentalis (Philippi 1873), the Argentine or pampas boa constrictor, and amarali, the Amaral's (or Brazilian or Bolivian) boa constrictor, occur to the south of constrictor as fairly widespread races.
sabogae (Barbour 1906), the Taboga Island boa constrictor, is restricted to an island in the Gulf of Panama and represents a reddish color variant of the mainland imperator.
home.att.net /~crinaustin/BoaGeneral.htm   (2292 words)

 Zach's Boa Page Extraordinare
In aid to its ability to capture animals for feeding are the backward-curving teeth used to seize animals as much as twice the size of the snake's head.
A familiar sight in the vegetated areas of South America might be one of a Boa Constrictor striking a young rabbit, and coiling its long body around the rabbit's torso, constricting its ability to breath, and essentially suffocating it to death.
Boa Constrictors are not, and have never been, poisonous or venemous creatures.
www.angelfire.com /ks/ZachsBoaPage   (303 words)

 Boa Constrictor Herpetoculture
Boa constrictors seem to become more familiar with people as a result of handling and so are less likely to bite if taken out of their cages every now and then.
One advantage of a boa constrictor as a pet is that it can go without food and water for weeks, thus freeing its owner for fairly extended trips.
Since boa constrictors readily will accept dead animals, it is often convenient to obtain a large amount of food, kill and freeze it, and defrost suitable portions at the time of future feeding sessions.
home.att.net /~crinaustin/BoaHerpetoculture.htm   (4570 words)

 Maintenance Requirements, Common Boa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We maintain newborn boa constrictors in an enclosure with about 40 square inches of floor space until they are about six months of age.
Common boa constrictors are rarely observed to sit in their water bowls in conditions of normal health and security.
This is the "patternless" boa constrictor, one of the rarest pattern anomalies reported in boa constrictors.
www.vpi.com /8VPICareSheets/Boas/boaconstrictor/BoaConstrictorMaint.htm   (1699 words)

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Boa constrictors generally have their young four and a half to six months after copulation, as has been reported from a commercial culture operation in Colombia (Otero de la Espriella 1978) and for constrictor and imperator females that have mated in captivity in Switzerland (Gensch 1969, Meyer-Holzapfel 1969).
Captive-born boa constrictors will never have tapeworms or other similar types of parasites, unless they are fed a wild-caught animal or bird that is infected, or a cross-infection occurs with a cagemate.
Hoover, E.E. On the birth of Constrictor constrictor imperator in captivity.
crinaustin.home.att.net /BoaInfo.doc   (10115 words)

 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The boa constrictor is nocturnal and primarily terrestrial, though it forages in trees.
The boa constrictor uses heat-sensitive pits to locate prey (the pits are located along the snake's upper and lower labials); it catches prey by lying in wait or sneaking up on it.
Boa constrictors are seasonal breeders; the female emits a scent from her cloaca to attract a male.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/slithering/boa.html   (439 words)

 Boa Constrictors
Boa Constrictors belong to the family Boidae, which includes 5 genera of boas, 3 genera of sand boas, 8 genera of pythons.
Boa Constrictors are also called "Red-Tail Boas." Pet stores and snake aficionados use this name to detract people's attention from their proper name that can sound threatening.
Boa Constrictors' jaws can be stretched far apart, enabling them to swallow animals, which are larger than their head.
www.boa-constrictor-snakes.com   (254 words)

 B & P Constrictors
I have been keeping constrictors, including boas, anacondas, and ball pythons for almost 8 years now with my focus currently on boas.
We are not brokers of snakes, meaning, we sell only what we have personally produced or what we have kept in our collection for a respectable amount of time to ensure an animals health.
Alongside these morphs we also keep in our collection an anerythristic specimen of boa constrictor longicauda and breed very colorful versions of the common colombian boa.
mysite.verizon.net /res8xtmk   (251 words)

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Distribution — The Boa Constrictor is found in parts of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, the Guyana's, Trinidad, Tobago and Central America.
Boa Constrictors are an excellent choice for young adult and adult keepers wanting to start keeping larger snakes.
As long as you give them enough space and remember to keep them warm (as it is sometimes hard to keep a large enclosure warm), you should have a long lived and healthy snake.
www.reptilia.org /care_sheets/Snakes/csheets_snk_boa.htm   (414 words)

 Playing with the Big Boys: Handling Large Constrictors
Everyone who has or who may obtain in the future one of the large constrictors, therefore, must be aware of all the safety precautions that are necessary to keep these snakes, and must practice all of these safeguards until they become second nature.
The common Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) has never been demonstrated to have ever killed a human being, but it can reach adult lengths near ten feet and can sometimes be difficult and unsafe to handle.
It is a good idea to wash your hands thoroughly with soap before handling a large constrictor, to remove any trace of prey scent, and to never attempt to handle a large snake that is in a feeding mood.
www.anapsid.org /handling.html   (2143 words)

 What is the role of the pharyngeal constrictors in pharyngo-esophageal dysfunction ?
If swallowing is to proceed harmoniously, there must be the conjunction of a propulsive phenomenon associated with contraction of the pharyngeal constrictors dispatching the alimentary bolus towards the esophagus and the permissive phenomenon of opportune opening of the upper esophageal sphincter, represented by the cricopharyngeus muscle.
From time to time, both structures are affected by the same disease, and here the term «pathology of the pharyngo-esophageal junction» is justified.
The prototype is represented by myopathies such as Steiner's disease, where histologic studies show a common and specific involvement of the cricopharyngeus and the constrictors of the pharynx.
www.hon.ch /OESO/free/Vol_4_Prim_Motility/Articles/ART410.HTML   (201 words)

 NOAH Online: I Fought the Law and the Law Won   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
My best friend (Hillary Harms) and I had both kept our constrictors (she has a ball python and I have a ball python and a common boa) at home up until we learned that we were breaking the law.
The council people also included all reptiles in with their shoddy tatistics, when the only creatures in question were constrictors (not iguanas, which are the main source of reptile related salmonella cases).
Constrictors are listed under “dangerous animals” in the Bowling Green ordinance.
www.noahonline.net /mtlog/archives/in_the_news_herp_related/i_fought_the_law_and_the_law_won.html   (1106 words)

 <I>Ultimate Explorer</I> Snake Hunter Stalks Constrictors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The massive snakes may eat only a few times a year, but when in the mood for a meal they are a formidable animal to be respected by anything or anyone in their area.
Constrictors hunt by ambush, as do many other snakes.
While a decade of wrestling snakes represents a lot of work, Rivas explained that his study is far from finished and that science still has much to learn about the constrictors.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/08/0801_030801_ultimatesnake_2.html   (839 words)

 Lincoln Center Institute - Focus Schools Collaborative - Student Creations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The boa constrictors fell, froze in midair, the wind was so cold that everything was frozen.
The boa constrictors were lined up on the wall like the pipes you now see.
On one of the hottest days the earth has seen in many years, a warm breeze blew in and let the children and the boa constrictors free from their freezing eternity icing.
www.lcinstitute.org /ep_focus_studentcreations.asp   (419 words)

 Pharynx and Larynx
The superior pharyngeal constrictor (SC) arises from the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate and the pterygomandibular raphe which extends from the hamulus to the lingula of the mandible.
The middle pharyngeal constrictor (MC) arises from the greater horn of the hyoid bone (GH).
The constrictors join in the mid line posteriorly as a seam (pharyngeal raphe) which is suspended form the pharyngeal tubercle on bottom of the occipital bone.
mywebpages.comcast.net /wnor/lesson8.htm   (900 words)

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Portions of the pharynx lie posterior to the nasal cavity (nasal pharynx), oral cavity (oral pharynx) and larynx (laryngeal pharynx).
On the left side the constrictors have been left in their normal anatomical position, so that the relationship between the STYLOPHARYNGEUS muscle and the superior and middle constrictors can be clearly visualized.
In between acts of swallowing, the lowest fibers of the inferior constrictor are thought to act as a sphincter, guarding the entrance to the esophagus and preventing the entry of air into the digestive system.
www.emory.edu /ANATOMY/AnatomyManual/pharynx.html   (2077 words)

 Petreptilepages.com/Chelydra.Org - Pet Reptile Pages - Boa's Pages
There is a variety of boa constrictors depending on the geographical location they come from.
Boa constrictors are from West and Central Africa.
The set up is covered with a cover and a mesh secured from being moved by the snake with a large stone on top.
www.chelydra.org /boa.html   (1275 words)

But we have the Mansfield Constrictors fighting team for the sellected few that are hand picked and wish to represent the club in competition.
The cost is only £2:50 per session as this is not a money making club, it is all done for you and the love of the sport.
DAVID BETTS = Is the Mansfield Constrictors head coach, he has been training for 10 years in these arts now and has trained under some of the worlds best instructors.
www.geocities.com /mansfieldconstrictors/grapplingacademy.html   (398 words)

 Herp World - General Captive Care of Boa Constrictors (Boa constrictor)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Boa Constrictors are becoming one of the top snakes kept by hobbyists.
Boa Constrictor Imperator (or BCI) are the most common boas.
Boa Constrictor Constrictor (or BCC) are also known as "True Redtails".
www.herpkingdom.com /CS/boas.html   (922 words)

 Redtailboas.com - Amazing Boas and the Ultimate Care Guide
Boa Constrictors also have the remnants of a pelvis, where hind limbs used to be attached, and now have only anal or cloacal spurs.
The lower jaw in a Boa Constrictor is not connected to the skull.
Although it may seem that a boa constrictor is ALL tail, the tail is actually from the cloaca (vent area) to the tip.
www.redtailboas.com /general_care/general_care.html   (8303 words)

 Endangered Species: Boa Constrictor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Boa Constrictor are usually grey or silver with a brown or deep red pattern on their backs.
Boa Constrictors are endangered because of predators, cold weather and believe it or not, humans.
When humans started living on earth, snakes like Boa Constrictors were driven away because there were more bare places with no jungles or forests, and that meant endangerment to some of the snakes like the Boa.
neyture.info /teachered/endanger/reports/reptiles/boa/boa.html   (907 words)

 Expert About bo:Boa
Boa constrictors may forage in the trees but they are mainly terrestrial, especially the larger ones, and live in hollow logs, mammal burrows, etc....
The species, Boa Constrictor Constrictor is one of the more commonly kept of the larger snakes, these are sometimes sold as "Red Tailed Boas" and come in a large number of regional variations as well as a number of distinct subspecies B. Imperator (Mexican Boa) B. Occidentalis (Argentine Boa).
The Boa Constrictor is a nocturnal hunter and uses heat sensitive pits that are located along the upper and lower labials to detect its prey.
www.expertsite.biz /dir/bo/boa.htm   (1800 words)

 Boa Constrictor Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Boa Constrictor is a large, solitary snake from Central and South American rainforests, savannas, and semi-arid areas.
The Boa Constrictor is related to the larger Anaconda.
Boa Constrictors eat birds, small mammals (like monkeys, peccaries, and rodents), and some reptiles (including iguanas, young crocodilians and lizards) After eating a large animal, the snake needs no food for a long time, and rests for weeks.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/reptiles/snakes/Boa.shtml   (384 words)

 Research Instruments NW :: Home Page
We are a small business that has been operating in the Mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon since the spring of 1999.
Ameroid Constrictors are used in surgical treatment when a Portosystemic Shunt has been diagnosed.
Ameroid Constrictors are being used for gradual shunt ligation across the United States in many of the veterinary teaching hospitals at universities and in private practices.
www.proaxis.com /~kpm   (180 words)

 FaunaClassifieds Forums - Chris DeLay Stellar Constrictors sick lemon pastel
I’ve tried posting images, but had problems because my computer automatically saves all images as extensions of my image processing software and this website doesn’t recognize them as jpeg even though they are, so please bear with me as I work through this process.
I purchased a stunningly colored and patterned hatchling from Chris DeLay of Stellar Constrictors less than 2 weeks ago (received 7/19).
The animal was very thin and weak upon receipt only weighing 35g (my digital scale has 2g resolution and would measure 34 or 36g I have stated 36g in some instances, 35g in others).
www.faunaclassifieds.com /forums/showthread.php?t=45986   (866 words)

This is the place where you will find information, pictures and descriptions of the animals that we are working with here at Constrictors Unlimited.
We keep many types of reptiles, but our focus is on Python and Boa Constrictor morphs and genetic mutations.
If there is something that you are looking for, please send me an email and we will try to get it added soon.
www.constrictors.com /Collection.html   (103 words)

 California Zoological Supply | Boa Constrictors
These are great animals for anyone who wants something impressive and of a nice size but one that doesn't get too large.
Albino Boa Constrictors are also slowly showing up on the market.
The price is still prohibitive for most hobbyists, but should decrease in a few years.
www.calzoo.com /html/boaconstrictors.html   (827 words)

 Boa Constrictors Care & Maintenance
These True Red-Tailed Boas are the largest of the constrictors and average adult size could be as long as 12 feet.
The second subspecies is the Colombian or Common Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor imperator) found from Colombian, South America and North into Central America & Mexico which averages a smaller adult size of around 7 feet.
The Boa Constrictor Manual, Phillipe DeVosjoli (AVS) The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas, 1990.
www.lihs.org /files/caresheets/sheet6.htm   (764 words)

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