Lichanura trivirgata

Pancake arrived in 2018 as a juvenile. She was purchased at a reptile expo and is an education animal for the ISEE (Informal Science Education Enhancement) program. One of only two Boas species in the USA. Pancake does not eat pancakes. She is a non-venomous constrictor. Because of her small size she prefers to eat tiny pinkie mice over larger mice.  

  • Average Weight: 11 ounces-1.8 pounds  
  • Length: 17-24 inches 
  • Lifespan in Wild: 15-20 years 
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 30 years 

Fascinating Facts: 

The Rosy Boa is one of the smallest members of the boa family. It has a heavy-bodied build, a short, blunt tail and small head. Being a sand boa, they live in very rocky, dry habitats. They spend most of their time avoiding heat by hiding in crevices and going underground. 



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