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There’s nothing like a Nicaraguan boa…

There’s nothing like a Nicaraguan Boa! This little guy is one of our Nicaraguan Boas (Boa constrictor imperator). We love the Central boas, especially the darker animals. This awesome little male was produced by Dave Forbes at Imperial Boids.

This normal colored animal was the result of a Hypo to Hypo Nicaraguan pairing. Dave produced Normal Hypo, and Super Hypo boas from the litter. We ended up packing up both a Super Hypo and Normal from this litter. If you’re into locality boas, and like the small size, color or Hypo boas, Nicaraguans are a great choice.

We’re been working with Nicaraguan and Hypo Nicaraguan Boas on and off since the early 2000’s.  Nicaraguan’s have always been one of our favorites. The small size, generally friendly demeanor and beautiful pattern (especially the dark animals) has always been of interest.

There's nothing like a Nicaraguan Boa (Boa constrictor imperator)
There’s nothing like a Nicaraguan Boa (Boa constrictor imperator)

Mexican Black King snake action

Some Mexican Black King Snake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) action for you! We love the feisty personality on these guys, and we’ve always had a thing for dark, iridescent animals.  MBKs bring personality and good looks to a nice little package.

What is it about solid black snakes that’s so interesting? We couldn’t tell you, but we have a thing for dark, iridescent snakes. Mexican Black Kings fit the bill because they’re solid black as adults with smooth scales. The smooth scales make them look very shiny, it really makes them stand out.

MBKs are also highly active animals, that seemingly never stop moving about their enclosures. Each of these qualities makes them a very neat colubrid to keep as a display animal. 😁🐍♥️#mbk #LampropeltisGetulaNigrita #MexicanBlackKingsnake #darrenhamillreptiles

Suriname Red-tail Boas Available!

We have some captive bred and born Suriname Red-tail Boas (Boa constrictor constrictor) available, produced here at DHR. These boas are feeding on frozen thawed pink rats like champs and are ready for their new home.

For pictures of available animals, see link below. https://www.darrenhamillreptiles.com/available-specimens/

  • Shipping is available via Reptile Express or Air Canada Cargo.
  • Payments via Email money transfer (EMT) or cash. We offer 30-day payment plans too!

DHR has been working with a number of different boa species since that late 90’s. Producing Suriname Boas has been on our bucket list for a very long time. Years ago, we have a pair of Suriname Boas however, we never had the opportunity to reproduce them. The male we had at the time was too young and was uninterested in breeding the older female we had.  We ended up trading the pair for another project.

Fast forward several years and we have an awesome CBB adult male. This particular male is older and larger and has proven to be a successful breeder. Our female is a particularity old animal (10 years). The dam is also one of the largest BCCs we’ve ever seen, topping out at 18 kilograms (39 lbs.) Check out pictures of our adults.

Please contact us with any questions.


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Emerald Tree Boa Color Progression

Back in September 2016 I was fortunate enough to have produced a litter of Northern Emeralds (Corallus Caninus). I took some time today to snap a few photos of the Emerald Tree boa color progression.

After three months and several meals later, these guys are already starting to lighten up slightly. Comparing their birth pictures back in September, the green coloration has slightly increased, and the background red has stated to lighten.

Its been three months and each Emerald has taken several meals. I’ve yet to switch these over to frozen thawed, I’ve been pretty busy with a recent move. Once the emeralds are regularly eating frozen thawed, I’ll post them on the available page. 🙂 Thanks for looking!

Emerald Tree Boa Color Progression


Robert W. Henderson’s New Corallus Publication

For those of you that are the type to enjoy reading research papers, I’ve come across a new Robert W. Henderson’s new Corallus Publication for your consumption.

Robert W. Henderson added a new publication this month titled “Glimpses of social behavior in Grenada Bank Tree boas (Corallus grenadensis)”. This paper describes observations at a site in Central Granada. Specifically, the paper describes the social behavior among several Grenada Tree Boas over the course of June 2015.

I found the paper to be an interesting read, since we rarely get to observe social behaviors of snakes in the wild. This matters to me because in captivity, animals are generally kept in much smaller enclosures under a managed environment. This restricts the “normal” behavior of the animal because of the environmental limitations we place on them. Understanding how boa’s interest in the wild helps in better managing how we may manage them in captivity.

Click on the link below to view the publication.

New Corallus Publication

Glimpses of social behavior in Grenada Bank Tree-boas (Corallus grenadensis)