Blood Pythons, Red blood python, Malaysian blood python
Life Span: Over 20 Years But Much More In Captivity
Eggs or young: average clutch 18-30 eggs.
Appearance: The Sumatra Blood Python gets its name from the blood red color that washes over its skin. They are also dusted in light yellows and oranges and have thick bodies, perfect for constricting.
A snake of medium length with huge
girth relative to its length. The head is long and broad and distinctly
wider than the neck. The anterior half of the body appears to us as pale
with dark pattern, while the posterior appears as dark with pale pattern.
There is a black postocular stripe and in some populations there are black
lateral blotches on the sides. There is much variation of color in individuals
and in populations. The dark elements of the pattern may be red, orange-red,
oxblood, brown, tan or yellow. Blood pythons are without red coloration
at hatching and appear as predominantly tan with black markings. Blood
pythons attain their adult colors usually between to and three years of
age. At three and four years of age the coloration of blood pythons is
at its zenith.
Ease of care: Average
Temperament:Sumatra Blood Pythons
do have variable temperaments however; while some can be quite calm and
docile, others are high-strung, nervous, and quick to bite.
Substrate: I keep mine on newspaper substrate
Personal Comments: An exciting and stunning snake, the Sumatra Blood Python is a breathtaking animal and a fascinating pet!
Sumatran Blood Pythons are large snakes growing to an average of six feet long and topping off at around nine feet. Although they are not usually seen growing larger than seven feet, it is possible to obtain a larger size in captivity, so be warned. The Sumatra Blood Python is an awe-inspiring snake, one that will certainly capture the imaginations of you and your guests. If you aren't an experienced snake keeper, you may want to try an easier, more predictable species at first; the Sumatra Blood Python is a very large, and often aggressive snake that should only be kept by experienced hobbyists. You will want to raise this one from childhood. Capturing one or purchasing one that has lived in the wild is a bad idea, as the snakes may be excessively unhealthy or aggressive. If you get a baby, and raise it from birth, it'll be more likely to become handleable and get used to you than one taken from the wild.