Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Jaxon, Apr 30, 2017.
Hi guys just wondering what are some of the smallest species of pythons and there sizes?
Pygmy python. Smallest species of python on the planet and native to Oz.
The pygmy pythons however, make terrible pets (snappy, expensive, hard to find). If you want the smallest 'good pet python' get a children's python or any of an 'Anterasia' Sub species.
Not expensive compared to many. I would say mid range at worst Alex. A nice adult pair on RDU for 800.
Hatchies go around 400-500 because they can be a pain to get going due to their size. (Lot of work involved in getting them to a suitable size)
The next size up would be the Banded Pygmy python. They are stimsoni but are quite smaller than other localities. Very different colouring and patterning to other stimsoni. Adults grow to approx 700 - 800mm.
The Pygmy Python (perthensis) adult size is approx 500 - 600mm.
Both are great to keep, I have both and love them. I have pics of both species under the 'Media" tab.
mid range for a beginner is $250...who is going to spend over $500 on their first snake?
Yeah good point, considering most 'beginner' snakes like carpets and spotted/childrens are around $80-$250