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Australian Carpet Pythons
The Carpet Python has become a treasured pet for may people. The Carpet Python snake is native to the rain forests of Queensland in Australia. Adult carpet snakes can reach lengths of 1.5-2M in captivity. They have a life span between 20 - 30 years.
The Carpet Python is a slender snake that is medium sized. It has a large head and long neck. It has lips with pits on it. This species of snake is known for its distinctive and impressive black and yellow markings. These markings can vary extensively. They can consist of freckles, stripes, bands, blotches or combinations of those. Colors can range from a lemon yellow color to a pale yellow, deep gold, or ivory.
A Carpet Python will usually do better in an arboreal cage of a large size. The lid on the cage must be designed in a way that is secure because most snakes are very good at escaping. The ideal temperature during the daytime for a Carpet Python should be between 24-27degC. Temperatures at night should be between 5 - 10 degC cooler.
Light can be provided for the carpet snake with standard fluorescent bulbs. Heat can be provided for the snake with various methods such as ceramic emitters, basking bulbs, or thermal panels. It is recommended that heat rocks are not used because they can cause burning. Also, make sure you do not put any of the heating elements in a place where the snake can come into contact with it.
Various substrates such as carpeting or newspaper can be used. If you want a more natural look and feel, you can use soil or coconut shells. This will also help maintain the humidity levels better than objects such as newspapers. Branches should be provided so the snake can climb. Also, humidity levels should be kept between 60 - 70%. This will help to promote proper shedding. Carpet snakes will also appreciate objects that will give them places to hide. Heaven forbid that you've found one of these? Python reticulatus
, also known as the (Asiatic) reticulated python
is a of found in . Adults can grow to over 28 feet (8.7 m) in length but normally grow to an average of 10–20 feet. They are the world's longest snakes and longest reptile, but are not the most heavily built. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous and normally not considered dangerous to humans. Although large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported.
An excellent swimmer, Python reticulatus
has been reported far out at sea and has colonized many small islands within its range. The specific name is meaning net-like
, or , and is a reference to the complex color pattern.
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