Forgive me if I sound stupid, but I'm curious...
Is it possible for a Guyana Red-Tail Boa Constrictor and a Brazilian Rainbow Boa Constrictor to breed successfully?
Thanks!
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no
Is it possible for a Guyana Red-Tail Boa Constrictor and a >BrazilianRainbow Boa Constrictor to breed successfully?

Why, do you want to breed them?
I don't know about redtails and brazilian rainbows, but some guy in England bred what he called a 'Reticulese', a cross between a Reticulated Python and a Burmese Python. It was achieved through artificial insemination.
Re: Boa Breeding
by (Email Removed) (Roger Helms) Aug 9, 2004 at 08:05 PM
no

Not so fast.
Let's review:
Boa constrictor and Epicrates cenchria belong
to the Family Boidae, Subfamily Boinae.
Jungle corn snakes, which are a cross between Lampropeltis g. californiae (California kingsnake) and Elaphe gutatta (corn snake) belong to the Family Colubridae (typical snakes), Subfamily Colubrinae.

See where this is going. Jungle corn snakes exist. Due to familial characteristics, is it not possible to duplicate with epicrates and boa what has been done with lampropeltis and elaphe?

The mere thought of these two beautiful snakes being crossed together is the absolute greatest of abominations in my opinion.

It must be remembered that boas of any species are more difficult to breed that colubrids. Colubrids are much more aggressive in breeding than boids. That's probably the reason for the lack of success in this endeavor. Yes, I'm sure someone, somewhere has tried it.

Kids please don't try this at home.
Cheers,
Kurt Schatzl
http://www.neherp.com
Massachusetts
bumper sticker, volkswagen jetta, Huntington Ave, Boston, MA: "Rehab is for Quitters"
Well it's not something I was dead set on or even planning, just a mild curiosity as to whether or not it is even physically possible.

If I ever did breed my snakes, which I highly doubt I ever will, it would be with their own kind.
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The mere thought of these two beautiful snakes being crossed together is the absolute greatest of abominations in my opinion.

The above statement sums it up quite well.
~Wade
Boa constrictor and Epicrates cenchria belong to the Family Boidae, Subfamily Boinae. Jungle corn snakes, which are a cross between Lampropeltis g. californiae (California kingsnake) and Elaphe gutatta (corn snake) belong to the Family Colubridae (typical snakes), Subfamily Colubrinae.

An example from the Boidae:
Green tree python (Chondropython viridis) X
Carpet python (Morelia spilota) =
"Carpondro"
I've seen it, and it ain't pretty (well, ok,
they are pretty, but retarded).
Of course, GTPS flip-flop back and forth
between being Chondropython and being Morelia,
but Boa Constrictors were once Epicrates for a
short time.
Just shows how little we know of the biology
behind the systematics. The snakes often
don't read the papers describing what family
or subfamily they're supposed to be in and
breed anyway. Unruly little buggers!
-Z
Of course, GTPS flip-flop back and forth between being Chondropython and being Morelia, but Boa Constrictors were once Epicrates for ... read the papers describing what family or subfamily they're supposed to be in and breed anyway. Unruly little buggers! -Z

If anyone would ever like to become truly confused (as Z touched on above); get involved in reptile taxonomy. Many of the "experts" flip-flop back and forth and don't always agree. Many are given a new status, others are changed back, and just when you think you got the hang of it, more changes and debates erupt.
Interesting subject (Taxonomy); but quite confusing at times as well.

~Wade
Forgive me if I sound stupid, but I'm curious... Is it possible for a Guyana Red-Tail Boa Constrictor and a Brazilian Rainbow Boa Constrictor to breed successfully? Thanks!

Yes it is possible. They are doing some pretty strange crosses but my question is why would you want to breed mutt snakes? If the rainbow is a female the babies maybe too large for the snake to pass. In that case a C-section would be required or the snake could die. While it maybe possible I certainly wouldn't recommend crossing a red-tail with a rainbow. snake lady
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