Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal,
Online breeder / seller
3610, South Africa
Posted Sep 27, 2015
Carpet Pythons are amazing snakes to keep. I first started working with Carpet Pythons when I was about 14 years old. I wanted a Python that didn't get as big as Burmese Pythons and Reticulated Pythons but I still wanted a snake that was impressive and larger than most snakes. I love that these pythons spend so much time perched up in their branches. They are awesome display snakes and great with handling once they get to it. They are often quite snappy as babies but tame down really well. I think they are very underrated and with all the new color morphs that are coming out this is an exciting species to keep and breed and will continue to be. They do need bigger caging than most other snakes and can grow to just under 3 meters which is still big snake, but if you can provide them with a big cage, a warm spot on the one side and a large water bowl on the other, these snakes will make an amazing pets and a good pet.