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  1. Shaggz

    Olive Python humidity.

    Ok I have my first olive and have had a bit of a slow start with him. it took 6 weeks to get him to have his first feed for me which I know isn't normally a problem but with Olive's reputations for being aggressive feeders it did start to get me stressed a fair bit. He is feeding now and is in...
  2. M

    Pilbara Olive Pythons

    Anyone out there breeding barroni?
  3. Ela21

    Female olive python

    Species Common Name Age about 10 Length 3 n half meters Quantity Available 1 Bred By brought through a friend General Description Good at being hadled good eater healthy regrafull sale Location kallangur Willing to Freight? No Contact Details 0468940701 License Number...
  4. P

    All around favorite?

    I want to ask you folks from Australia what your all around favorite Aussie python is and why. I would love to own another animal here though I doubt my wife will agree. As of now I have a select few snakes that have peaked my interest that include an Olive, a Bredli and a Brisbane, locality...
  5. Z

    Female Olive Python

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age About 8 years old Length Around 9 feet (~2.74m) Quantity Available 1 Bred By Daniel Garcia General Description I was told she is heterozygous by the breeder. She has never been bred. Is in good condition. Takes large rabbits really...
  6. eipper

    Let's see herp rooms and cages.....

    Hi all, Due to risk of disease etc I very rarely have people over and are even less likely allow people into our herp room. However you cannot get bugs from photos so.....
  7. Nero Egernia

    Birth Defects

    What is everyone's experiences with birth defects in reptiles? How does it happen? Is it a genetic issue or perhaps something to do with the environment during incubation? If a lizard or snake were born with kinked or curly tails would it effect the reptile's health and life, and would it be...
  8. L

    Snake refuses to eat, is she sick?

    Hiya everyone :) Boots (my albino darwin carpet python) wasnt originally mine but the ex owner (my ex) was a **** owner whod throw her around, so i took her. So i dont know much about snakes, so sorry if this is a stupid advice request. Shes refusing to eat, this is the first time shes ever...
  9. Iguana

    Rough scaled pythons advanced?

    I don't know about the other states, but here in Victoria you need an advanced license to own one, which I find strange considering they don't appear to be rare or difficult snakes, and with some of the other larger more dangerous reptiles you can own on a basic license it's very unusual to me...
  10. K

    Strange spot on olive Python head

    Found a white patch on my olives head this morning. Was not there yesterday? Does anyone know what this is or what could have caused it? Also found him curled up behind his water bowl even though hot end is only 30 degrees. do I need to worry? Will take to vet tomorrow if does not go away
  11. dee4

    Olive Pythons

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age Juveniles-8 months Length Quantity Available 3 Bred By Us General Description These are last of the 2015 Olive Python hatchlings we have available at bargain prices, MALES ONLY...Their is only 3 of these lovely critter's that remain for sale, they...
  12. sneakypete

    New Olive Python Enclosure

    Hi Just after a bit of advice for planning the heating approach to a new enclosure I'm making for my Adult Olive, its an old wardrobe 2200mm Tall x 1300mm Wife x 600 mm Deep. I'll prob chop the height down by 200mm, remove the divider put glass sliding doors on the front, and make a fake rock...
  13. Sam123


  14. ronhalling

    Diamond or Olive

    So who has seen the Hyundai Advert where the chick flicks the snake with her belt?? I have not been quick enough nor do i have a PVR so i have not yet been able to work out whether the snake is an Olive or a Diamond, Opinions please....... whatever it is it is a very interesting color. ( ͡° ͜ʖ...
  15. dee4

    Olive Pythons

    Species Common Name Olive Pythons Age 5 Months Length 80cm Quantity Available 4 Bred By Jenbert Pythons General Description Last Olives for this year feeding well on approx. 50g rats @. Little attitudes at the minute but improving quickly with regular handling. I can...
  16. Ekans

    What's your holy grail of reptiles?

    What's that one native snake, lizard, invertebrate etc that you want to someday own but your skill, its care is slightly intimidating or its rarity is holding you back? :)
  17. Herpo

    A Change of Plans

    Hi all, So basically, a few changes have occurred. We might not be moving at all (whoo) or be moving to a smaller house than we thought. This means that sadly, and olive python may not be a realisable goal as of now. So I'm seizing the opportunity for lizards. I'm looking for something that: -...
  18. Elite_Reptiles

    Albino Olive Pythons

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age 3 months Length 60 cm's Quantity Available 4 Bred By Us General Description We now have 5 x Albino Olives ready to go to new homes... Payment plans welcome on the Albino Olives (Maximum of 3 months and pay what you can afford... weekly...
  19. Elite_Reptiles

    Possible Het Olive Pythons

    Species Common Name Olive Pythons Age 3 months Length 60 cm's Quantity Available 5 Bred By Us General Description We now have 5 x Possible Het Olive Pythons ready to go to new homes... No payment plans on these, but can hold for up to 1 month only. Possible Het means a 66% chance...
  20. Variety

    Thermostat + Globe ?

    My cousin picked up a combo setup today which included a "Repti-Zoo" thermostat aswell as a heat globe and fitting. The globe is turning on/off every 5 minutes(as it should) and i was wondering if it would be better to run a mat through a thermostat ? I was told years ago to avoid using globes...
  21. Herpo

    Olive Breeders

    Hi all, So I've decided to take the plunge and get an olive. I just can't seem to find a breeder. So he what breeders do you all know of who carry olives in NSW? Any help is greatly appreciated! Cheers Herpo
  22. sam92

    New Enclosures.

    Hi guys, I haven't posted in a while. I've only been into snakes since mid last year and have been completely hooked and my collection has gone from 1 to 6 snakes very quickly haha, I tell myself thats enough after every one and then something else catches my eye :(. I think half the problem is...
  23. Herpo

    Olive or Jungle?

    Hi all, So I was watching a show with David Ireland a while back (Wildlife Man I think), and in it he showed what was clearly an olive python. But with full confidence, he claimed it to be a jungle python. Not Jungle Carpet Python, just Jungle Python. So my question is, is jungle python...
  24. winchester

    Beginner snake suggestions?

    Hello :D I've thinking about buying a snake for a few years and deemed it too difficult without researching beforehand. I since house-shared with some friends who owned an olive python and Darwin python and have since decided I quite enjoy snakes and that with research and some tips from the...
  25. ronhalling

    That's a big 1

    Hey all, my brother sent me this link on facebook to a rather large reptile, it looks like a green Anaconda to me, what does everyone else think....i pulled the video apart to look for any photo shopping but it seems seamless, the heading says 7 mt but i don't think it could be that...
  26. vampstorso

    Show Us Your Birds!

    Show us those avian beauties!
  27. Elite_Reptiles

    Albino Olive Python

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age 8 mths Length 90 cm's Quantity Available 1 Bred By Elite Reptiles (Snake Ranch Parents) General Description We only have 1 x Male Albino Olive Python left... Very placid to handle, eating freshly thawed weaner rats, comes from a well maintained...
  28. A

    Best bites

    Hey guys lets see everyones best reptile bites, ill upload mine tonight
  29. M

    New baby Albino Olive Python

    Hey guys I thought I'd share a few snaps of my new baby Albino Olive Python ... Im still trying to figure a name out for her ... so if you have any suggestions feel free to comment. Also if you would like to follow the progress of her growth and eventually her breeding Ive started a group on...
  30. M

    Olive python group

    Hey Guys just wanted to let people know I have started an Olive Python page on facebook, you can find it by searching (Australian Olive Python Breeders and Keepers). The page has only just kicked off, so if you keep Olives, breed them .. or just wanna admire photos and videos of Australias...
  31. J

    Brown Tree Snake

    ...On the topic of brown trees - I have one (eastern coast variety)have had it for about 8 months and I got it as a yearling. The little guy hasn't eaten for approximately 2 months. Before this had always eaten straight away without any issues. Looks and feels healthy but still has me a...
  32. B

    Share your collection

    Hey all, Just looking for some inspiration. Wishing to upgrade my current reptile collection, I was wondering whether you could all contribute and tell me yours? Photos would be fantastic My current collection consists of 2x Central Netted Dragons 1x Central Bearded Dragon 2x Smooth Knob...
  33. cagey

    Two-metre Boa Constrictor found in Seaford
  34. E

    Pair of Possible Het for Albino Olive Pythons

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age 2.5 months Length 60 cm's Quantity Available 2 Bred By Elite Reptiles (Snake Ranch Parents) General Description We only have 2 x Possible Het for Albino Olive Pythons left. Possible Het is 2 in every 3 Olive Pythons will posses the...
  35. Supra_man87

    Olive Python - Adult Male

    Species Common Name Olive Python Age 5yrs Length 8ft+ Quantity Available 1 Bred By Southern X General Description Lovely adult male Olive Python. A bit over 8ft and weighs 4.5kg. In perfect health, handles great and feeds fortnightly on rats. Have complete feeding/shed history...
  36. N

    oenpelli and olive python info

    Hey I am looking for more info on oenpelli and olive pythons to ensure I am giving out the correct info but I am having a lot of trouble because almost every site has different info and they contradict each other. I was wondering if anybody knew a herp researcher who may have done studies on...
  37. J

    false advertising het jag

    It is my understanding when it come to jag and other morphs there is no het I have seen a lot of reptile for sale as 50% and 100% het for jag A friend just got a pair of 100% het jag mixed carpet python pay around $900 am i right he will not get jags from that pairing. If people are selling jag...
  38. cagey

    Olive eating Wallaby (new)
  39. B

    Thoughts on cross breeding

    What's everyone's thoughts on cross breeding snakes (jags)? My thought is that I don't like it at all. If this is ok than what's stopping me from breeding a roughie with a GTP? Or a black headed python with a woma?
  40. DarwinBrianT

    Olive Python info...

    Ok, so I've done my home work and I've decided I would like 2 Olive Pythons. :P Now when I say home work I mean everything I can find on the net. So I'm happy with size of the snake, housing needed and food/heating bill. All stuff you can find on the net, what I want to know if anything is, is...
  41. P

    Olive python feeding question.

    I have not been able to find much info on this subject but I read the Mark O'shea book BOAS AND PYTHONS OF THE WORLD In the book he mentions the scrub python having a potential predator, and that predator was said to be the Olive Python. I don't think I have seen much other info on the subject...
  42. Jazzz

    Some recent Australian highlights

    Myself and my partner have been on a few herping trips lately and I thought id put up a few of the highlights. I'll start with the local stuff. I've just done a couple of pretty dismal nights herping around Brisbane so far. As there isn't too much to find I've been able to experiment with...
  43. D

    Darwin to the Kimberly

    Not too long ago, myself and my girlfried, CVHG, umped onto a pressuresed metal tube and flew 2848.54 km / 1538.09 nautical miles to the NT's night life crazy CBD, Darwin. We landed at midnight, with boots, camera equipment, a bag full of field guides and a sleeping bag each. My best...
  44. M

    Scale discoloration on Olive Python head

    Hey guys, just a quick one, my 4yo olive has 3-4 pale/milky scales in the top of his head, just appeared in last couple of days... At first I thought it was a burn but now I am not so sure... I will try to post a cpl of pics for you... Have wiped him down with a dilute betadine solution as...
  45. P

    Obsessed with ball pythons

    Hi all, I've fallen in love with the ball python but I have no idea where to start and how hard it would be to import one from the US as I haven't heard of or seen anyone in Australia with them. Any info would be greatly appreciated on how to go about it cheers
  46. M

    Unusual sudden lumps HELP

    My prossy, proserpine coastal carpet, has suddenly developed what look to be 3 lumps inside of her, not sure what it could be! These have appeared suddenly, its now sunday and she fed on a decent sized meal on thursday Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. Jungletrans

    Olive Python adult male

    Species Common NameOlive Python Age 6.5 years old Length 7ft Quantity Available one Bred By Bred in Darwin General Description Typical male , slender , voracious feeder , never bitten , great handler . Only selling as I am getting out of keeping . Location...
  48. Troy K.

    Olive Python Episode by K Brothers.

    Olive Python time. Watch as Den tangles with one of our bittiest adults in the collection. We also cover our story so far when it comes to working with these aussie giants and share some of our hints and tips for breeding. Hope you all enjoy.
  49. Varanoidea

    Septicemia in snakes

    As many are aware I reacquired my olive that I got when I was 9 about four months from a guy with a collection I sold him to a few years ago. What I haven't mentioned is that the enclosure was horrendous with urate and faeces everywhere. One of the ceramics that we gave away with the enclosure...
  50. M


    Hi, have been lurking here for about 6 months...very valuable resource site. My partner and I have our first snake, a 4yo Olive Python... Purchased him from my niece, so fairly reliable history as she lives in Brisbane too... Zeke is his name, very docile and placid, feeds well, generally very...