Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal,
Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Ohio, United States
Posted Aug 24, 2015
I recently purchased my first Carpet Python last month but have worked with them prior to that at the rescue I volunteer at. Since these guys are semi-arboreal I use logs and rocks for mine to climb on. He curls up and basks under the light most of the time. He's out and visible very often!
None of the Carpet Pythons I've ever worked with have refused a meal - they do get a bit aggressive when food is presented to them. Most of them also have what's called "cage-aggression" which is when you bother them inside their habitat (their enclosure), they strike and defend their area. Typically, once you get them out and let them know it's you and you're not there to hurt them, they calm down but because of this cage-aggression, they may not be a good option for people who are afraid of a potentially painful bite or who have children.
These guys can get up to 7-8 feet so be prepared! They don't get as big as Burmese Pythons or Reticulated Pythons so if you're looking for a large snake that doesn't get giant like those pythons, this may be a good choice for you!