The Hogg Island Boa is a particularly lovely boa. Though often confused with the Clouded Boa, the Hog Island Boa is a bit more docile and because of its smaller size, it is a bit less demanding in care than many boas.
The care for Hogg (also spelled Hog) Island, or Hog Isle Boas is very similar to that of the Columbian Boa and the Red-Tail Boas. Though generally docile and calm, threatened Hog Island Boas will hiss, strike, and bite. With proper treatment, your Hogg Island Boa will be healthy, and as it calms with handling, you will have a wonderful and lovely exotic pet to enjoy.
Hog Island Boas grow to about four to five feet, with females larger than the males. It is darker during the day than at night, and unhealthy animals are also darker than healthy snakes. The tails are not reddish like those of most boas; rather, Hog Island Boas have orange tails and many captive-bred snakes have orange or pink hues to their entire bodies. Hog Island Boas generally range in color from cream to dark gray.
Native to the Cayos Cachinos Islands of Santa Elena, Roatan, and Guanaja, Hog Island Boas are a very desirable pet because of their docile temperament. Some believe that wild populations may be extinct. Responsible breeding is important. The Hog Island Boa has become larger and more colorful in captive breeding over the years, and though this is not necessarily a bad thing, preservation of true specimens of the Hog Island sub-species is also important.