Australian pythons
 
which one do i choose?

WOMA PYTHONS (Aspidites ramsayi)

These terrestrial pythons are one of the easiest pythons to keep in captivity. With an excellent temperament, medium size and interesting behaviours, they are a perfect choice for your first snake.

Length: up to 2.5 metres (depending on locality type).

Some Locality Types:

-Tanami

-Western Australian

-Sandfire (WA)

-South Australian (largest)

Temperatures: Hot end 32 - 40 Degrees celsius.

                      Cool end 15 - 25 Degrees celsius.

Diet: (in captivity): Mammals, Birds.



CENTRALIAN (BREDLI) CARPET PYTHON (Morelia spilota bredli)

This is one of the most attractive of the carpet python group, as well as a wonderful, easy to keep, docile python . Their vibrant desert type colours start off darker as hatchlings and can become brighter with age to reflect the colours of the 'red centre'.

Their colours range from the darker 'classic' red  to a lighter colouring (picture left) to the 'hypo' colour type with little or no black pigment.

Length: up to 2.5 metres. Larger size python.

Temperature: Hot end 32 - 40 Degrees celsius.

                    Cool end 15 - 25 Degrees celsius.

Diet: (in captivity): Mammals, Birds.




MURRAY/DARLING (INLAND) CARPET PYTHON (Morelia spilota metcalfi)

This python is found west of the Great dividing range, south to victoria (murray/darling catchment area) and up to around the NSW/QLD border. With such a large range the colours and patterns vary from mainly greys and blacks in the southern regions to grey, black and reds, depending on locality.

There are more photos of different locality types in the gallery section of this site .

With a lovely calm temperament and ease of care, this species is often regarded as a great one to begin with, especially with children.

 


Length: up to 2.5 metres. Medium sized python.

Temperature: Hot end 32 - 40 degrees

           Cool end 15 - 25 Degrees celsius

Diet: Mammals, Birds. For further information on caring for this species we suggest these books:




'Keeping & Breeding Australian Pythons'  Mike Swan Herp Books.