Why a red tail boa constrictor? Are there other kinds of boas?
BR: The red tails tend to be the most docile. There are many kinds of boa constrictors, like Suriname boas, rainbow boas, rosy boas. All with different patterns. The red tail boa constrictor is from South America. CG: You and your wife went to, was it snake shows? Is this where I should start my search for a snake? BR: It’s a good place to go. Shopping online, you don’t know what you are getting. It’s better to look, touch and feel. CG: How could you tell if Brownie was healthy? Why pick her and not another? BR: This is the importance of shopping in person. Her skin was clear, her scales were even. Also her nose and eyes were clear. I looked around the edges of her mouth. If a snake has folds on her skin, you don’t want that. I spent a 1/2 hour handling her so I could feel how she was breathing. CG: What should I expect to pay for a red tail boa constrictor? The price range? BR: Generally, between $100-$300. The dealers at the last show we went to had lots of snakes so the prices were