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Differences between boas and pythons


There are several difference between boas and pythons. They are subtle and not really noticeable to the casual observer. Rarely will them come into play when deciding on what pet snake to get.

Boas (including Anacondas)
  • Mainly found in the new world – Americas
  • Heavy bodied snake – Example: Anaconda
  • Most give birth to live young
  • Lack heat sensing pits

Pythons
  • Old World snakes – Africa, Europe, Australia
  • Long and slender – Example: Reticulated python
  • Lay eggs
  • Have heat sensing pits
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