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Boa constrictor longicauda

Peruvian Long-Tailed Boa

Scientific Name: Boa constrictor longicauda

Peruvian Long-Tailed Boa

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Peruvian Long Tailed Boa Bedding


The Peruvian Long-Tailed Boa, scientifically known as Boa constrictor longicauda, is a fascinating and somewhat lesser-known subspecies of the more widely recognized Boa constrictor. Originating from the tropical rainforests of Peru, particularly the Tumbes region, these boas are prized for their striking appearance and are often considered one of the most beautiful among the boa species. Characterized by their darker coloration and more pronounced tail markings, they exhibit a range of patterns that generally include darker browns, blacks, and stunning contrasting light highlights. One of the most distinctive features of the Peruvian Long-Tailed Boa is its tail, which is unusually long and vividly colored, often with a deep, rich red that fades into a darker hue along the body. This vibrant tail not only adds to their aesthetic appeal but also plays a role in their mating displays.

Peruvian Long-Tailed Boas are known for their relatively calm temperament, making them popular among reptile enthusiasts who have the capacity to care for them properly. Unlike other boa subspecies that can be quite large, Long-Tailed Boas are generally more manageable in size, with adults typically reaching about 6 to 8 feet in length, which is smaller compared to other common boas. This size, combined with their docile nature, allows for easier handling and housing. In the wild, these boas are adept climbers and swimmers, demonstrating a versatility that helps them thrive in their humid, forested environments. Their diet mainly consists of small to medium-sized mammals and birds, which they capture using their powerful constriction technique. Remarkably, Peruvian Long-Tailed Boas are also known for their longevity, often living up to 20-30 years in captivity with proper care, making them a long-term commitment for any keeper.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by peruvian boa lovers, for peruvian boa lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect peruvian boa bedding for your pet.

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Common Peruvian Long Tailed Boa Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your peruvian boa by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your peruvian boa.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your peruvian boa.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your peruvian boa. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your peruvian boa.