- About Python Snake
- Habitat of Pythons
- Types of Pythons
- Behavior and Temperament
- Housing and Enclosure of the Pythons
- Health Issues of the Pythons
- Behavioral Problems
- Traditional Use
About Python Snake
Reptiles are a famous class of the kingdom Animalia. Snakes, lizards, frogs, chameleons, and similar animals belong to this class. There are roughly 3,400 individual snake species in the world grouped in more or less 20 families. Pythonidae, commonly known as Pythons is a major family of snakes consisting of 9 genera and more than 40 species.
Habitat of Pythons
Pythons have a known history of about 200 years dating back to 1826 (source). Different species of Pythons are found in Africa, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, India, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and Australia.
Types of Pythons
The Pythons family of snakes has 9 genera and 40+ species recognized. Below, some of the major species are discussed briefly.
- Scientific Name: Python reticulatus
- Size: 10 to 30 feet long
- Weight: 350 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 15 to 30 years
- Scientific Name: Python regius
- Size: 3 to 6 feet long
- Weight: 4 to5 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 25 to 30 years, also 50 years
- Scientific Name: Python bivitattus
- Size: 15 to 20 feet long
- Weight: 200 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 25 years
The pythons are strong nasty snakes that are highly recommended by experienced people. They can be good pets if handled with care.