You won’t be able to keep just one. The first recorded captive breeding was accomplished by Henri Kratzer in Switzerland in 1961.

Never forcefully pull a snake from its perch, as doing so can damage the vertebrae and cause spinal kinks. Some of the most extraordinary-looking designer pythons have pedigrees that trace back to some of these first successes. Basically, what the animal does is lower the end of its tail, which is normally a different color, below the body and wiggle it as if it were a worm or insect. Periods of drying are needed to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus within the enclosure.

But its a great looking animal! Under Indonesian law, no wild-collected green tree pythons are to be exported from the country. It is worth noting that most of the locality types or forms often do not represent populations with distinct geographic barriers but are labeled based on the island or nearest town or village, with an airport, from which they have been captured. Adult females are given one adult mouse (25 to 30 grams body weight) every 10 to 14 days. It is these types of observations that led us to conclude that horizontal space is far more necessary than vertical.

Copulation Photo: Pairing #2. Juveniles go through an incredible color change as they mature. Photo by Rico Walder. man I needed one of those..............awesome kid ! Thanks Guys! Thanks! Glad they're going to your Arfak project, Gary. Adult coloration consists of a bright-green body color. This delayed color change is exploited by some importers and dealers, who may label their animals as high yellow so they may be sold at a premium, when in fact, these specimens will end up primarily green. Variations in pattern can include a variety of yellow or white speckling, blue dorsal striping and differences in tail color. Green tree pythons have been popular captives for several decades. In captivity, humidity levels between 40 to 70 percent seem to work well. Many individuals of the Aru form display white scales arranged randomly over the body or in small clusters, while the Merauke form is known to display a single row of white scales along the spine. They change to the adult coloration between 1 and 4 years of age. Additional patterns may include blue dorsal stripes or blotches, and some individuals will display white and/or yellow speckling. How old is it? During the breeding season, it is not unusual for the males to stop feeding. Daytime temperatures should average between 82 to 86 degrees. ViperBlue . Green Tree Pythons for sale chondros for sale morelia viridis for sale > Morelia Viridis Forum > Is he really an Arfak? As the name suggests, the body color of adults is primarily green.

2. Also, the conditions these animals have to suffer between traveling from collectors to the exporters’ facilities are often crowded, substandard and very stressful. Feeding and routine maintenance is much easier, and there is also the advantage of limiting any potential disease transmission between individuals.

This allows the animal to be removed from the enclosure while it is still resting on the perch. At my facility, we prefer to house each animal individually for several reasons. FORUMS. Yellow neonates normally display a bold purplish-brown stripe with tear drop solid like diamond markings, which turn into a beautiful blue shade through the ontogenic change. The yellow neonates typically have redish dorsal markings. She was a yellow neonate from a mixed color clutch. I guess this means you're not going to get rid of everything? The animals that survive long enough to make it to hobbyists in the U.S. and other countries are often heavily stressed and parasitized. Share. In the wild, humidity will vary depending on the time of day and the season.

This will allow the animal to comfortably drape from the highest perch and still reach the bottom of the enclosure to access food and water. Green Tree Pythons from this locality tend to be vibrant and yellow with brilliant black/brown/white markings that extend sporadically from head to tail.

As the snakes grow, the size of the prey can be increased, as can the interval between feedings. Ambush predation is their feeding strategy of choice. Not many snake species have vibrant eye colors, but the Green Tree Python sure does. Post Sep 04, 2008 #1 2008-09-04T19:21. This transformation is known as ontogenesis. This schedule keeps the animals in good condition and provides enough dietary intake for the females to successfully breed. These specimens seem to have a darker green body color than the lower-elevation mainland types.