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My diamond pythons have one of the most intense feeding responses I’ve ever seen. This is my female after she had been striking at any and all movement outside the glass. In the background is the male working on his meal (they are in separate enclosures).
OK, iv been a little busy of late.
I went down the local tip and what did i spy? a nice size vivarium, “how much do you want for that?” i asked.. “a fiver? ill take it! :)”
So i got it home and gave it a once over.. top left door hinge was broken.. and i need to re seal the bottom of the tank! So i got on and sorted it…
Then… like a fool… i started looking at YouTube for awesome ideas on how to decorate it, i then came across make you own background videos and i thought Why not?!
(if you want stepbystep instruction on how i did this then please ask) so i decided to snap a few shots as i went and thought id share them with the internet! :)
Let me know what you guys think… its not finished.. need more plants etc.. but i left it a while (to go off.. and fumes to dissipate) and lil Raz is in there now! :)
This is BEAUTIFUL!
I absolutely love it, where did you get the vines decorating the back rock?
Maybe some wide-leafed plants with bases at the bottom? You can use the foam as a stand to keep them upright. Cresties just love broad cover, maybe make some free-standing ledges for the sides of the tank using the foam and some earth magnets.
Seal ‘em up good with silicone though (including the magnets), since we’ve really got to mist every night for these guys, mold and rust will have heydays on anything it can grow on.
That looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to get started on mine ahhh
Woma python (Ramsay’s Python, Woma)
The Woma python is an Endangered python belonging to the species Aspidites ramsayi (Pythonidae), distinguished from other Australian pythons by its narrow head which is barely distinct from the neck.
This species is found in the Australian interior, from central Australia into the south-western edge of Queensland, and into northern South Australia. There is also one coastal area in north-eastern Australia around the Pilbara coast where this species is found.
Photo credit: ©Jordan Vos
Locality: The Pilbara, Western Australia
GREEN TREE PYTHON RESOURCE MASTERPOST
Green tree pythons, while not the scary monsters some claim them to be, aren’t corn snakes or ball pythons and do have their own particular needs. These are animals where you need to do your homework ahead of time. I can’t emphasize enough that they—like any animal—should not be an impulse purchase. For those who want to own them, read and absorb as much information as you can. And then keep reading and learning, because as we learn more about these creatures, husbandry methods evolve and change.
I’ll link this post on my sidebar and try to update the info as needed.
* * * BOOKS * * *
The More Complete Chondro by Greg Maxwell
The chondro bible. While the info may not be as cutting edge as when it was first published, it’s still a solid foundation of information and should be read by anyone wanting to get into chondros.
Adventures in Green Python Country by Karl-Heinz Switak
To my knowledge, this book is out of print. I have not read it, but have heard it’s a good read.
The Green Tree Python and Emerald Tree Boa: Care, Breeding and Natural History, Second Extended Edition by Ron Kivit and Stephen Wiseman
I haven’t had a chance to read this one myself.
* * * ARTICLES * * *
Article by Rico Walder about handling green tree pythons. On a related note, here’s a video about handling.
* * * FORUMS * * *
MVF is THE forum for chondro information. They now have a basic husbandry section, but the real treasure is the wealth of information in past threads. The search function is your friend. There is a ton of info there. Plenty of differing opinions and ways to do things, and it’s useful to read it all.
I haven’t spent much time here myself, but it’s another resource for chondro info.
* * * RADIO * * *
They’ve had on important folks like Daniel Natusch (biologist who has studied chondros in the field) and Trooper Walsh (chondro pioneer, former keeper at NZP). Greg Maxwell is also slated to be on an upcoming show.
Shows covering all Morelia species, not just chondros. They’ve had guests such as Rico Walder, David Newman, Gary Schiavino, Kimbery Burge, Marcial Mendez, Greg Stephens, Buddy Buscemi, Terry Phillip, etc.
* * * SCIENTIFIC PAPERS * * *
GTPKeeper.com hosts a number of scientific papers relating to green tree pythons.
Sometimes Roger’s feet try to escape
Taking a nap with Roger while we wait for Loki to finish shedding.