Python molurus bivittatus.
Class: Reptilia - Reptiles.
Subclass: Lepidosauromorpha - Lepidosauriens.
Order: Squamata - Squamata.
Suborder: Serpentes, Ophidia - snakes, Ophidians.
Infra order: Alethinophidia, Aléthinophidiens.
Super family: Booïdea - Booïdes.
Family: Boidae - Boids.
Subfamily: Pythoninae - Pythoninés.
Common name: Indian Python.
Scientific name: Python molurus bivittatus.
Species listed in Appendix 2 of CITES.
The nominate subspecies is listed in Appendix 1 of CITES.
a large representative of the genre comes with a uniformly mixed. Young Pythons molure show strong contrasting colors that darken the tone in adults, in contrast, the colors of the albino-buttercup yellow, orange-fade-growing up. They are covered with geometric tasks rather brown-green, rimmed with black, regularly drawn on the beige background of pink on the dorsum of the animal that evokes the coarse levels and highlight an "arrow" in the dark over his head. The ventral-ecru, gray, punctuated by clear forms-brown, beige, tan non-closed. -Phase "green" - The exuviae (thinner in a young) remains. Size: 3m. up to 5m. Growth: very fast and yet related to food.
His head is quite small, its body is massive and can reach up to 80 pounds for an animal of five meters. He has dimples lip. The python molure can easily grow to 1 meter per year.
Burma, southern China and Vietnam.
Longevity and lifestyle:
The longevity of pythons molures is on average ten years in captivity, but can exceed 30 years.
Choice of animal:
It is best to have a serpent child. The animal must have eaten at least one time because infant mortality is common, as with all reptiles (require the response of your vendor and indicate that the animal will be returned if it is not healthy).
To choose an animal, you have to look some important criteria that determine good health. The first column should not be apparent, it indicates if the snake eats. Then the body must have no injuries, the scales must be regular and exclusive.
In addition, the cloaca (anal opening) must not show any infection or parasites, it must be completely clean.
The animal must be alive, look if it is attentive to its environment.
His mouth should not be opened, it should not be any liquid coming out of the nostrils. Also check the presence of mites on the skin of the animal, the parasites are tiny, when you take the animal in your hands, make sure nothing moves.
The python snake molure can be very aggressive and very peaceful. I cancels the uninitiated. This snake can reach a length and a weight sufficient to cause the death of a human being. Despite the passivity of this snake can, we must think about the risks, but also the needs of the animal growing up.
Hunger can make it aggressive. It is best to feed outside the terrarium that does not equate to the opening of the terrarium with food.
The minimum dimensions of the cage: there should be a length of at least 2 / 3 of the length of the animal and 1 / 3 for the depth and height to land animals. The size of the terrarium will be adapted to changes in the size of the snake. Should be offered water and a strong arm as he also likes to climb.
The temperature is between 26 ° and 32 ° C, but is lowered to 22 ° to 23 ° C overnight.
Molure pythons will change as they grow food.
Juvenile, it feeds on rats, birds, hamsters ... In adulthood, the prey must increase: rabbit, guinea pig, big rats, chickens ...
It can feed every 8-10 days.
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