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Antaresia pythons propagation


All Antaresia pythons are snakes native to Australia. There are no other Antaresia snakes in the world except for those found in their native environments and those which have been captive bred are in the collections of keepers and herp enthusiasts around the world, like me.

Right now, basically any Antaresia python seen or purchased in North America is captive bred here. This population is believed to have started with a bunch of pythons illegally imported from Australia twenty or so years ago. But then who knows - the importation/exportation laws were not defined precisely at that time ;)

Some of the imports apparently also originated from Europe, like Germany for example.

The number of people interested in these small snakes is growing. They are a very attractive alternative to the bigger species - after all the Antaresia pythons are the smallest pythons in the world, and yet as much pythons as a python can be !

I would also like to say that none of the Antaresia pythons, including the Children's, spotted, Stimsons and Anthill pythons, are on the endangered species list.

Besides all that have been said about these snakes, all Antaresia have a one more common characteristic to them - they become really tame.

In my opinion, Children's pythons and spotted pythons are the perfect beginner snakes. (I would like to also mention the Anthill Python (Antaresia perthensis) and the Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni), but they are still a bit rare here and expensive)


Further reading
Snake Egg Candling
How to check if your snake eggs are fertile
 
 Reproduction
 Breeding cycle of the Children's python
 
Snake books
 
 
      

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All 2006 babies are sold! The next breeding season has started and my snakes are mating. Next year I will be expecting ball pythons, Irian Jaya carpet pythons, Dumeril's boas, blood pythons, Children's pythons, Kenyan sand boas, spotted pythons and perhaps some others. For availability, check me out often!







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