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burmese python

burmese python

fun facts!

  • Also called an Indian Python.
  • They are about 2 feet long when hatched.
  • These snakes can grow to 20 feet long and over 200 pounds.
  • Young Burmese pythons can be aggressive, but older ones tend to be calmer.
  • They can always be identified by a dark arrowhead marking that is on the top of the head.
  • This is a common pet store python.
  • The Burmese Python is one of the few snakes that cares for its eggs by coiling around them during the incubation period which lasts 2 months. This maternal care protects and warms the eggs. Muscle spasms in the mother will produce some heat to warm the eggs.
  • This is an arboreal snake, spending much of its time in tree branches.

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