Rosy Boa

The Rosy Boa is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The rosy boa is part of a large family of snakes that include all five of the world's giant snakes. More

The Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is a snake of the Boidae family, one of only two members of that family native to the United States. The other is the Rubber Boa (C. bottae). Rosy Boas are native to the American Southwest, and Baja and Sonora Mexico. More

The rosy boa is most active at dusk and at night, though in cooler regions it also comes out during the day. It feeds on a variety of prey including small mammals, lizards and birds - suffocating them within its powerful coils. More

Overview The Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is a snake of the Boidae familyFamily (biology)In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus... More

Rosy boas are one of the smaller members of the boa family. Like many boas and pythons, they are nocturnal (sometimes crepuscular), thus moving around mostly at night or around dawn and dusk. Rosys may live in excess of 15 years. More

The rosy boa is a small, heavy-bodied snake with a small head that is barely distinct from the neck. The eyes are small, and the pupils are vertical. The tail is relatively long and thick, coming to a blunt point. More

Rosy boa curled up on ground Rosy boa curled up on groundPrint factsheet Facts - Previously known as: Lichanura orcutti, Lichanura roseofusca, Lichanura simplex, Lichanura myriolepis, Lichanura trivirgata Kingdom More

Rosy boas, (Lichanura trivirgata) are beautiful striped snakes that are small, easy to raise, and easy to breed. They are nocturnal, living naturally in the mountains and deserts of southern California and Arizona, and south into Mexico. More

A rosy boa discovered at night on a sand bar in the middle of a creek prepares to swim back to the shore. Description Nonvenomous Considered harmless to humans. More

Rosy boas are excellent feeders and have a sensitive feeding trigger. If kept together for long periods (other than for breeding purposes) they may tend to strike at anything that moves (i.e. cagemates). More

The rosy boa, Lichanura trivirgata, is one of only two boas found in the United States. Because of their gentle disposition and moderate size rosy boas make excellent pets. The rosy boa is a small boa, ranging from 24 to 42 inches (61 to 107 cm. More

Most rosy boas have three dorsal stripes, varying from well-defined to poorly-defined, and can be quite variable in color depending on subspecies and locality of origin. More

Rosy Boas are a larger heavy bodied boa constrictor, which is the family of snakes that constrict their prey to kill it rather than eat it live. Rosy boas are among the smallest snakes in the boa family, usually not growing longer than three feet in length. More

Rosy BoaThe rosy boa is a mild-mannered snake, in keeping with its small stature (two feet long). If the rosy boa can’t hide from a predator, it will try to fool its enemy by making its tail appear to be its head. More

Daily bag limits of 2 exist for rosy boas in both states with a possession limit of 2 in California and 4 in Arizona. It is generally not possible to obtain a permit from Mexico for legal commercial export of reptiles. More

Rosy boas like this one are small, docile snakes that are easy to handle and maintain. Adults are between 24 and 30 inches long. (Photo: Joshua V. More

Though Rosy boas have been collected and kept for decades, the discovery of the first albino rosy boa did not occur until 1993. This discovery propelled the herpetoculture of the rosy boa into an entirely new direction - " designer rosys". More

Rosy boas have found their place in the pet trade, as well as a place in the heart of many reptile enthusiasts. More

Rosy Boa habitat in San Diego Co. CA Img N.3 Rosy Boa habitat in San Diego Co. CA More

Although the taxonomy of rosy boas is still up for debate with regards to which genus is most appropriate, the epithet trivirgata has understandably remained the same. Trivirgata refers to the three longitudinal dorsal stripes that are characteristic of this species. More

The Rosy Boa is one of the smallest members of the Boa family, and rarely grows much larger than 3 feet (1 meter) in length. It has a heavy-bodied build, a short, blunt tail and small head. More

The Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is found in the southwestern United States, from California eastward to Arizona. Additional populations are found from California south throughout the Baja peninsula and in adjacent areas of mainland Mexico. There they inhabit rocky desert regions. More

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The Rosy Boa is an excellent first snake for beginners and children because it is small, slow, attractive in coloration, and well tempered. It is also an excellent addition to a well-established collection for its ease of care and its unique, alluring qualities. More

Order : Squamata
Family : Boidae
Genus : Charina
Species : Charina trivirgata
Authority : COPE 1861
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