Northern Rubber Boas are adaptable to nearly any sort of habitat but, since they are not very heat tolerant, they are not as likely to be found in open places of warm weather. They are primarily nocturnal, but occasionally may be observed sunning on roads, trails, or in open areas. Boa Constrictors have two subfamilies: ‘Boinae’ or true boas and […] A basement cold room, or wine fridge can be used for brumating Rubbers. They feed primarily on small mice but also take shrews, salamanders, snakes, and lizards. There, it is known as ‘Wowla’ to the natives of Belize. Prefer to spend much of their time in cooler and moist areas like under logs, rocks, and rodent burrows. Racer Coluber constrictor. Temps in the upper 40 or low 50's are ideal for rubber boas. What they eat. They are known to binge feed and then not eat for a month or two. Rubber boas are constrictors and eat small mammals, especially young mice and shrews. In captivity, rubber boas can live 30 years or more. You may claim that you haven’t come across a single rubber boa in your friendly neighborhood pet shop. They only reproduce every two to three years, so juvenile survival must be quite high. In the wild, rubber boas eat nestling rodents and lizards. Boa Constrictors can been seen throughout the forest and sometimes in off shore caves. Rubber boas are one of the smaller boa species, adults can be anywhere from 38 to 84 cm (1.25 to 2.76 ft) long; newborns are typically 19 to 23 cm (7.5 to 9.1 in) long. Like other boas, they have no venom and kill by constriction. Newborn rubber boas tend to overwinter because they’ll refuse to eat until the late spring or summer season. We cannot stop singing paeans of this beautiful creature! It’s hard to imagine these docile, slow-moving snakes as predators, but rubber boas eat mammals, birds, reptiles and eggs. Boa Constrictor The Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) resides in the Rainforests of Belize, Northern Mexico and Argentina in South America. Photo by Simon Wray, ODFW. The racer is found in a variety of open habitats, including sagebrush flats, juniper woodlands, chaparral, and meadows. The rubber Boa feeds on small mammals and rodents such as shrews, mice and voles. There are some recordings that they do not eat for about 18 to 20 months, so if your juveniles are like this don’t panic because this is just a normal process for them. In captivity, you can feed it mice every time, and it will happily eat it for the rest of its life. Rubber Boas are secretive, slow-moving, docile snakes, usually found under logs and rocks in either moist or dry forest habitats. During the course of my research, pregnant rubber boas apparently did not eat at all during the year in which they gave birth and might even go for more than 18 months without eating. Northern Rubber Boas are nocturnal hunters. That is why they will eat several in one setting. I have included a link to the Wikipedia entry for you to see more information on the species. 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