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Best book for NEW carpet python owner? (not Keeping & Breeding Pythons)
I am new to snakes (getting an adult MD next week) and was after a comprehensive book for a complete newbie to Pythons, in particular Carpet pythons and their care.
I purchased Keeping & Breeding Pythons, and it is very basic stuff unless I was interested in breeding etc...which I aren't.
I don't want to spend a fortune and then find out I've got the wrong book, so after recommendations, as it seems there are a few favorites.
Something that covers all about keeping Carpet pythons....enclosures, temps, feeding, handling, in greater detail would be good.
Thanks in advance.
The Complete Carpet Python should suit your needs I think.
And congrats on your purchase, it's a great hobby!
- 08-Aug-12, 11:37 AM #3
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Thanks Umbral, when I was looking first at books, I was tossing up between that one and Keeping & Breeding Python book, should have spent the extra $30. Doh. Oh well, shall stick that one on Ebay or something and grab a copy of the other. Cheers.
Keeping & Breeding Aussie Pythons and The Complete Carpet Python are both great books to have, cazbear.
Keeping & Breeding has a lot of information, especially for a beginner such as yourself, and will help you set up and keep your new pythons properly. The Complete Carpet Python is a relatively new book with a much more in-depth look into carpet pythons as well as carpet python morphs which you can purchase at a later date.Cheers, Sam
- 08-Aug-12, 12:44 PM #6
To be honest, I have read the Keeping & Breeding book, but unless I was into breeding and some general basic info on pythons, it doesn't offer much at all.
Maybe it's just my take on it, but yeah.
- Cheers, Sam
Hey does anyone no if there's any ebooks on keeping snakes
I wanted a comprehensive guide to keeping a carpet python. The Keeping & Breeding has very basic info (6 pages) on captive husbandry, eg....a small chapter on each subject like feeding, enclosures, lighting etc. And a few pages on MD species, which tells me where they are found, and what kind of enclosure/heating/lighting they had for their captive one, and the breeding of.
Maybe I want too much in a book? LOL
When I had my Bearded Dragon, I got the bible of Bearded Dragon books and it was fantastic!
It was the Bearded Dragon Manual and was fantastic. LOL
Try.......The complete MD owners ............Specific to this unusual reptile....Musical Football Herper
Bit of sarcasm mate, the two mentioned books, have everything you need....Musical Football Herper
- 08-Aug-12, 06:41 PM #15
The two books have got you fully covered... I understand where your coming from on the "comprehensive" thought, but honestly carpet pythons are pretty easy to keep, not much to it. Any specific questions not covered can always be asked on the forum, lots of MD and carpet python keepers on here.Two wrongs don't make it right, but 2 rights will make a U-turn.
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