Easy Guide to Blood and Short Tail Python Husbandry (Care Sheet)
Life Expectancy: ~20 Years
Size: 4-6 ft / HEAVY BODIED
Food: Hopper Mice - Jumbo Rats
Feed Schedule: Once per week
Baby Enclosure Size: 6 qt tub, v-15 bin, or 10 gallon tank
Adult Enclosure Size: 41 qt tub, cb70 bin, or 20-40 gallon tank / 4x2x2 enclosure
Ambient Temp: 78-82 degrees fahrenheit
Hot Spot: 85-88 degrees fahrenheit
Types of bedding: Coconut, Moss, Cypress, or Paper
Temperament/Handleability: Spicy and jumpy. Can be tamed with work. Most captive bred animals are usually calmer.
Additional info: Blood and Short Tail Pythons have a few color and pattern mutation. Prices vary between species, started at around $149. These snakes do good generally wet and eat large meals.Lights are optional but not recommended. Heat mats are the best choice.