Eyelash Viper

Eyelash Viper

Eyelash vipers are found in Central and South America. The head of this snake is triangular, with an expanded supraciliary that resembles eyelashes.

The eyelash viper is a tiny snake that comes in a variety of colors including yellow, gold, red, and brown.

Bothriechis schlegelii, the eyelash viper, is endemic to Central and South America. This snake can only be found in heavily forested sea-level woods.

Both male and female eyelash vipers have a similar appearance. Females have a bigger body size than men.

Female eyelash vipers may reach a length of 36 inches. Males reach a maximum length of 34 inches and are usually invariably shorter and thinner than females.

If they are agitated, eyelash vipers will attack, although they are normally solitary and calm. The tongues of eyelash vipers are constantly flicked.

Adult eyelash vipers are not known to be aggressive or cannibalistic against one another, therefore they may share an enclosure.

Eyelash vipers may be handled with care by humans. Only experienced snake keepers should try to handle eyelash vipers

These snakes are nocturnal, however unlike many other snake species, they do not hide during the day. To read more