Latin Name: Eunectes notaeus
The yellow anaconda grows to an average length of about 10-12ft (3-3.5metres) with females generally being larger than males. They have a life span of between 15 and 25 years in captivity. Yellow anacondas can be nippy when young as this is how they defend themselves and is important to handle regularly or they can be taken into adulthood. Their heads are slightly different to most snakes as there larger eyes and nostrils are positioned more on top of their heads, this is because they are semi-aquatic breed of snake and allows them to fully submerge themselves and still breath. Yellow anacondas require a basking spot of 32 celsius (90 fahrenheit) with high humidity levels. They are carnivorous so will eat defrosted prey items such as rodents, fish and chicks.
Available from the Farnborough store – 01252 371111
Available from the Basingstoke store – 01256 263633