Bredl's Python

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Species group:

Other common names: Centralian Python; Centralian Carpet Python; Blotched Python

Scientific name: Morelia bredli

The basics:
The Bredl's Python is native to arid deserts and rocky outcrops in the mountains of southern Northern Territory, Australia. Morelia bredli is a popular captive Python species, due to its handsome patterning and colors, and mild temperament as an adult.

Appearance / health:
The Bredl's Python is a heavily-built species with adults approaching or exceeding 2 meters in length. Many captive specimens have been recorded at 3 meters and slightly above. The color pattern consists of a brown-to-reddish ground color with a highly variable pattern of pale intrusions. There are normally black borders around the intrusions that become more extensive around the tail. The belly is yellowish to pale cream.

Behavior / temperament:
Bredl's Pythons tend to be fairly easy to maintain in captivity and are usually fairly docile.

One adult Bredl's Python can be housed comfortably in a 4 x 2 x 2 foot cage. It should be kept between 88-95F degrees during the day. Nighttime temperatures need to range between 68-75F.

The Bredl's Python can be feed on pinkie or fuzzy mice as babies and juveniles. As the snake grows, the diet should include adult mice and small rats.


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