Schleich Boa Constrictor

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The boa constrictor is one of the snakes which kills its prey by coiling around it and suffocating it slowly instead of with a venomous bite.

Binomial name: Boa Constrictor
Conservations status: Data deficient
Global Home: Central America
Primary Habitat: Forest, Wetlands

The boa constrictor doesn’t break its prey’s bones – it suffocates them.

The boa constrictor lurks at night on small vertebrates, birds and reptiles. Its wraps itself tightly around its prey, but does not break the bones. With every breath of the prey it squeezes a bit harder, until the animal suffocates. Then the prey is swallowed in whole and digested by the gastric juices. This may take several days. A large boa constrictor with a length of 3-4 m devours sometimes even monkeys and capybaras. After such a huge meal, the boa constrictor does not need any food for weeks.

Ages: 3+

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Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.

The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.