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Spotted Python

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Spotted Python

Postby minervasden » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:19 pm

This little one is a holiday gift I am receiving. It's at my home but I don't officially get it yet :roll:
Didn't see any posts on them so thought I'd share for those unfamiliar with this small python species.

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Edit-There's no size reference but it is a cute little baby icon-smile
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:10 pm

Congrats. Looks cute.
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Postby minervasden » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:58 pm

Poor photo but gives a reference for size.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:20 pm

aw yeah that's tiny.
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby Ash » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:11 am

Do you know the gender?

Oh, and have you picked out a name yet? :lol: So teensy...
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby minervasden » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:41 am

Ash wrote:Do you know the gender?

Oh, and have you picked out a name yet? :lol: So teensy...


Gender unknown. "His" name is Apep (Ancient Egyptian mythology).

I left a f/t pinkie with him last night but he didn't feed. He came from a pet supply chain so no records or anything other than an employee stating he was eating f/t pinkies.
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby minervasden » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:00 pm

Took his first meal today. I was wondering why he was still 'in bed' and just realized it was only 7pm.
Usually comes out for an exploratory round of the cage between 9pm and 10pm.

Hoping he will be a good feeder now and not a stubborn/fussy/slow one. Normal in all other aspects so far.
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby Ash » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:06 am

minervasden wrote:Took his first meal today. I was wondering why he was still 'in bed' and just realized it was only 7pm.
Usually comes out for an exploratory round of the cage between 9pm and 10pm.

Hoping he will be a good feeder now and not a stubborn/fussy/slow one. Normal in all other aspects so far.


Aww, that's great. :mrgreen: He is such a cute little one. I don't know much about these ones. How big do they get on average would you say?
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Re: Spotted Python

Postby minervasden » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:09 am

Ash wrote:Aww, that's great. :mrgreen: He is such a cute little one. I don't know much about these ones. How big do they get on average would you say?


Average is about 3 1/2 to 4'. If you were to google them you'd find the size often listed in meters due to all the Australian websites. 1.1 to 1.4 meters with 1.1 being about 3.6'.

Babies can be nippy (as for many snakes) but generally grow out of it. Apep is pretty flighty but not nippy. Of course I am not handling him much at this time unless necessary. He was very highly stressed when I received him. At the pet store he only had a water bowl no type of hide.

Spotted python husbandry is fairly simple and straight forward. The enclosure I will move him into when he's bigger will have Aspen substrate, a rock structure with caves on both the cool and warm sides plus a driftwood/similar climbing structure. Spotteds don't climb as in you'll find them in trees but still enjoy climbing objects. The enclosure has a removable 'rock' wall I'll most likely leave in at least at first. Add proper temps and humidity plus a bowl of clean fresh water.
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