Royal Pythons are one of the most popular pet species in the UK this is because of their lovely temperament and they are very easy to keep. Woma Pythons are beautifully marked and are now being bred in many different colours and patterns. Royal Pythons are sometime referred to as Ball Pythons, when they are scared they will roll into a ball with their head well protected in between its coils. They grow to around 1.2m long and are a heavily built snake, with a very gentle nature.
Where are Woman Pythons from?
The Woma Python is traditionally from South West Queensland as well as Central and parts of Western Australia. Normally residing in grasslands and woodlands, they are often kept in sandy habitats in captivity so that it can continue its tendency to burrow deep in the sand to shelter.
Woma Python Diet
Woma Python’s are known to be very enthusiastic eaters, so it’s important that they are not overfed as this can lead to them becoming overweight. In their natural habitat woma pythons are known to feed on other small reptiles and snakes, as well as rodents and birds.
How should I keep my Woma Python?
Woma Pythons are an active snake breed but don’t mind being handled, a part of what makes them easy to look after. Woma pythams can be kept in a variety of settings including a more natural setup with sandy substrate – to encourage the snake to burrow, and plenty of rocks for them to climb over. As an active species, it’s important for them to have a spacious setting, including a hide and the sandy substrate that allows them to remain cool.
Humidity level should be monitored the prevent skin irritation and reduce the chance of dangerous bacteria from growing. Woma pythons should be kept at a humidity level of 50-70%.
It is recommended that a heat mat is provided beneath the enclosure. Woma pythons also need a thermal gradient, this can be achieved by concentrating heat towards on end of the setting, allowing it to raise its own temperature and cool down when needed.
Temperatures of 79 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit are recommended and it is essential that these temperatures are monitored through a thermometer.