Carpet pythons are extremely variable due to their wide geographic range stretching from Australia to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Semi arboreal in nature, they prey on birds and bats as well as small rodents. Often nippy as hatchlings with patient handling they can tame down well.
Jungle Carpet Pythons (Morelia spilota cheynei) are found in Queensland, Australia, they are highly desirable due to their adult colouration of heavily contrasting black and yellow. Juveniles are duller and the colour develops as they age, usually fully developed in colour at 18 to 24months of age. They measure 5 to 7 foot (1.5 to 2.1m) as adults with females usually being larger than males.
|LATIN NAME||Morelia spilota cheynei|
|ADULT SIZE||5-7ft (150-210cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||48x24x24in (120x60x60cm) minimum|