Savu Pythons are small by python standards. Females grow to about 4 feet, males to about 3 feet. Adult colorations varies from almost solid black, to brown with varing degrees of black speckling. As they age the eyes of Savu Pythons turn white for a very striking, unusual appearance, hatchlings are a solid orange or terra cotta color.
|Savu Pythons are a hardy
easy to care for snake. I keep mine on a layer of aspen bedding, into which
they like to borrow. (This is an important husbandry technique, because
Savu's kept on newspaper are not happy and will rub their snouts raw trying
to get out of their enclosure.) A hide box and water bowl is all thats required.
My hatchlings were easily started on fuzzy mice and have never refused a
meal when offered. The temperament of Savu Pythons seems to vary from individual
to individual. Some hatchling being calm, others snappy and feisty. This
individual behavior seems to stick with them until adulthood at about 2
to 2.5 years of age. At which time they are calm and easy to handle.
Savu Pythons make an unusual and interesting addition to any collection. Help alleviate the pressure on the wild population buy captive bred babies.
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