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How do boa constrictors and anacondas differ?

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Boas, pythons, and anacondas: What's the difference? Because boa constrictors, reticulated pythons, and anacondas are some of the biggest snakes in the world, many people get confused about which is which. The first thing to note is that the anaconda is a species of boa, not a separate type of snake. read more

The boa constrictor and anacondas are some of the biggest snakes in the world, and both of them are species of boa, not a separate type of snake. Both of these snakes are constrictors, and kill their prey by wrapping around it and squeezing, suffocating it. read more

Even though boas, pythons and anacondas share the same biological class and order; they differ in family classification. Boas and anacondas belong to the family Boidae; anacondas are actually a species of boa. Most classifications categorize pythons in the family Pythonidae; while a few list them in the family Boidae and subfamily Pythonidae. read more

An anaconda is a boa. The south american species Boa Constrictor Constrictor make pretty good pets and usually top out at about 7 feet, but it is not a beginner's snake. Most boas aren't, they generally don't tolerate handling as well as pythons. There are also a whole lot of pythons that don't make good pets. Any of the very large species, for example. read more

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