Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Beulaville, North Carolina, United States
Posted Sep 20, 2018
The Dwarf Burmese Python is a smaller, more manageable alternative to the mainland Burmese. Instead of a gigantic python which will eventually get 12-18 feet long, and may weigh 100-200 lbs. A female Dwarf Burmese gets to about 6-7 feet, and may only weigh about 10-15 lbs. Males are even smaller - often only about 5 feet long, as full grown adults.
In terms of feeding , health, and caring for them. Dwarf Burms has the same health concerns as mainland Burms do. Because of their smaller size - the Dwarf Burms are much easier to keep and manage . An adult female may be able to be kept for it's entire life in a 4' long x 2' wide x 1' tall vivarium. And because of their adult size - they can be maintained on a diet of rats for their entire lives.
Still it must be stated about the "infamous" temperament of the Dwarf Burms - has often described as being highly defensive/aggressive to being called "psychopathic". While this description is very true when talking about wild caught and 1st generation captive breed individuals. It does not apply to the 2nd and later CB generations. As these generations can often be tamed/calmed down with regular handling. While there may still remain some cage defensiveness. It is still much less than the first generation. As such the 2nd and later generations can be wonderful pets or breeders for any intermediate to experienced keeper who love the Burmese Pythons.