the python sebaethe python sebae
Class: Reptilia - Reptiles.
Subclass: Lepidosauromorpha - Lepidosauriens.
Order: Squamata - Squamata.
Suborder: Serpentes, Ophidia - snakes, Ophidians.
Infra order: Alethinophidia, Aléthinophidiens.
Super family: Booïdea - Booïdes.
Family: Boidae - Boidae.
Subfamily: Pythoninae - Pythoninés.
Vernacular name: Python in Africa.
Scientific Name: Python sebae.
Washington Convention: Annex 2
European regulation: Annex B
dangerous species in the sense of
the decree of November 21, 1997 (France): CDC + AOE
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat: wooded areas, rain forests, swamps, savannahs, rocky cliffs.
Biology: Terrestrial, semi-arboreal.
This snake is one of the largest in the world, with up to 6 meters, and is also the largest snake African antelope hunting without hesitation that pass within range. Can live over 30 years, it is found south of the Sahara in southern central Africa, or without going to the extreme south or east. Nataliensis subspecies lives in the southwestern area répartition.il has a very bad character, all his life, and is being maintained and rarely raised, either in individual or even in a zoo. Seldom cooperative should be handled very often to make it quieter, but he will continue to breathe heavily, and do not dream, you do not really calm down!
Robust, it is easy to maintain: 27 ° C and 34 ° C hot (thermal gradient), about 22 ° C to 25 ° C overnight. The humidity will approach the 70-80% are found in fact that snake in the bush, near the river and near the forest. It will also be more aggressive than the temperatures are high.
provide a minimum of terrarium for a couple 200X120X120 adult.
the agency as a python reticulatus.
he eats all rodent and even large mammals, poultry and reptiles also have the opportunity. specimens from farming generally refuse to eat dead prey.
subject to NC if they are used to all young people the problem does not arise.
Behaviour in captivity:
it is Nocturne.
is the most aggressive snake that m is to meet was, able to attack lightning can cause serious injury to his trainer.
I classifies EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO MAN
although there are rare exceptions you really have to stay constantly on the guards with such an animal.
after a winter rest the mating soon come to a captivated.
after the female lays 30 to 100 eggs should be incubated at 31/32 ° C for 72 to 105 days.
(This is not a simple matter to remove the female egg).
In conclusion to snake should be considered when have had many years of experience in very large boids!