CARING FOR YOUR PYTHON

Your snake must be kept in an environment with a suitable temperature range, humidity and daylength. Disease problems in snakes are commonly associated with poor maintenance of these, particularly temperature.

Housing

SPECIES

PREFERRED BODY TEMPERATURE

Children's Python

30-33C

Carpet Python

29-33C

Diamond Python

29C

Water Python

34C

These temperatures are best achieved through the use of 40-75 watt blue globes or infrared heatlamps in, or over, one end of the enclosure. Provision of branches or rocks placed under and around the heat source allow the snake to sit at varying distances from it and a hollow log or upturned flower pot provide a cool retreat.

Feeding

For most of the year snakes will feed once a week to once a fortnight, depending on size. In winter, most snakes will feed less often or not at all.

Health Care

eg parasite infestations and bacterial infections.

 

 

 

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