Reptile Shows of New England is proud to announce that our featured reptile of the month is the carpet python. The carpet python is formally referred to as Morelia spilota and is commonly known as the carpet snake or diamond python. These absolutely beautiful and rather large snakes are non-venomous, which means they do not have fangs or venom glands. Carpet pythons are typically found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Northern Solomon Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago.
The carpet python species is typically categorized as semi-arboreal. That means they like to spend some of their time in trees and are great at climbing both trees and shrubs. However, the carpet python also likes to move about in open areas. They can often be found on forest floor or on rock faces. Carpet pythons are mostly active during the evening and night hours. That being stated, they also like to coil up and enjoy the sun during the warm daytime hours.
The carpet python is a beautiful looking snake. Their colors tend to range from black to brown, to dark and light green, to olive. The carpet python also has an incredibly interesting range of patterns. It usually consists of cream, gold, or white markings that are in colored rings, diamond shapes, light and dark bands, stripes, and splotches. That is how the snake got its name in the first place. In essence, a carpet python’s pattern reminds many people of an oriental carpet design.
The average adult size carpet python grows to be approximately six feet six inches long and weight upwards of 33 pounds. They are quite impressive looking snakes in regards to colors, patterns, and size to say the least. The largest species is the Coastal carpet python, which can reach upwards of ten feet in length. On the other hand, the smallest species is the Darwin carpet python, which only grows to an average range of four to six feet long. Like most animals in nature, female carpet pythons are typically larger than males. In fact, they can be as much as four times heavier.
The carpet python is a popular choice for people who enjoy snakes. This is due to the fact that they are so interesting to look at, and are considered to be fairly calm. In essence, carpet pythons will not usually bite unless provoked or scared. Carpet pythons live upwards of 20 years in the wild. They tend to live even longer in captivity.
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