Carpet Python Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Carpet Python Husbandry (Care Sheet)

  • Life Expectancy: ~20 Years
  • Size: 5-9 ft
  • Food: Hopper Mice - Large 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: 70-72 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 88-90 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 40-60%
  • Types of bedding: Coconut, Aspen, Cypress, or Paper
  • Temperament/Handleability: Can have a slight attitude but can easily be tamed
  • Additional info: Carpet pythons have different colors and patterns based on locality and mutation. Prices start around $75 and average around $300, but can be higher. These snakes make amazing display animals as the roam often and you can add a perch and they will act similarly to a tree python. Lights are optional but not recommended. Heat mats are the best choice.

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