How long do Diamond Python's live for in captivity?

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duckling

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How old were your diamond pythons when they died of old age?

I've read some places that they normally live to about 20-25 years, however I have heard some second-hand anecdotal evidence that people have had them live to 50 or 60 years old.

What experiences do people here have?
 

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50-60?! If that’s true (I’m assuming it’s over exaggerating) it’s very impressive!

I know cane toads can live up to 40+years old
 

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Hahahahaha!

Aaaaahh.... the internets...
 

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I reckon the perfect specimen could last over thirty but sadly in captivity anything over 12 to 15 years is considered a successful innings a lot in captivity don’t do well after ten years
 

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50 - 60. Wow, mine are still babies.
Husbandry has so much to do with longevity of life in our reptiles but never heard of a Diamond making much past 20.

My oldest is a 15 year old male and I personally consider that to be a great success.
 

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My oldest is a 15 year old male and I personally consider that to be a great success.

Indeed it is. Relatively few make it to 10. I suspect more people are getting the hang of how to keep them properly and in coming years we'll see more making it to that age, but most people still have no idea and you've done really well to get one to that age, especially if you kept it inside.
 

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I’m thinking that perhaps an outdoor aviary might not be such a bad idea for my female diamond......
 

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I’m thinking that perhaps an outdoor aviary might not be such a bad idea for my female diamond......

If you know what you're doing, it's easy enough to set up a Diamond properly inside, but most people don't really understand their needs. It's much more difficult to set them up properly outside, but you're probably more likely to fluke it and get it right outside than get it right inside if you don't know what you're doing. As long as you don't live in the far north or a particularly extreme climate, your Diamond has a cool place to retreat to at all times (an underground hide in the shade will be perfect) and has exposure to full sun during the day, it should do really well. Don't provide extra heating as long as you tick all the above boxes in an outdoor setup.
 

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I kept a pet cane toad for several years purely just to learn about them. They domesticate very quickly and make better pets than most native frogs.
 

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I know, right? Keeping an animal in a zoo? What's next? Selling drinks at the pub?
Hahahhaha sorry that was pretty funny

Arnt cane toads messing up our environment blah blah blah? There from Asia nah? Excuse my ignorance i have no idea lol

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Arnt cane toads messing up our environment blah blah blah? There from Asia nah? Excuse my ignorance i have no idea lol

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Yes, they're messing up the environment, though it may be worth noting that a zoo is not a wilderness environment, it's primarily an education and/or entertainment facility.

No, they're not from Asia.

Okay.

Indeed.
 

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Yes, they're messing up the environment, though it may be worth noting that a zoo is not a wilderness environment, it's primarily an education and/or entertainment facility.

No, they're not from Asia.

Okay.

Indeed.
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Hehe they originate from South America, Venezuela precisely. They were introduced to Hawaii and specimens were collected in Hawaii and introduced to Eastern Australia around 1935 to control the cane beetle. Epic fail considering cane beetles occupy the upper half of the sugar cane stems (over 1m off the ground) and cane toads are strictly surface dwelling... they aren't arboreal, do not climb to take prey.
 
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Hehe they originate from South America. They were introduced to Hawaii and specimens were collected in Hawaii and introduced to Eastern Australia around 1935 to control the cane beetle. Epic fail considering cane beetles occupy the upper half of the sugar cane stems (over 1m off the ground) and cane toads are strictly surface dwelling... they aren't arboreal, do not climb to take prey.
Well there you go. [emoji41]

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