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Hi. I'm looking to buy my first snake, and the water python really calls to me. I was wondering if anyone would recommend them as beginner snakes, or if I should get one after I have more experience with owning snakes.
 

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idk them well, but according to other people they're very...Bitey, more so look at and don't touch pythons (not that many are touchy animals, but compared to other pythons)
 

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I've heard a bit of them either being really good or really bad, bottom line is they are a big snake (grow to around 3m long) and they can be extremely temperamental. I'm currently looking at getting one as my second snake, but I certainly wouldn't have gotten one as my first.
 

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In general...NT Water pythons are very cranky but their QLD cousins are usually well mannered.
 

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I have a water python called snappy. But out of the five or six i had to choose from he was the only one that tried to bite.
 

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I've had a QLD one for the past 6 months and I certainly don't have a huge amount of experience with snakes. It's nearly a year old now and it's the only snake i'd let the grandchildren hold. Different snake when it's in enclosure though. I just hook it and lay it on the beanbag after a few moments it changes from 'fight' to 'flight' mode and it's the most placid snake you could wish for. If the size bothers you go for a male, my understanding is it should end up a bit smaller. As for actually looking after it the only things i do differently to the carpets is give it a bigger water bowl and monitor the humidity a bit more. I aim for 55-65%. After a shed they are spectacular in the sunlight.
 

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Bitey, more tempermental in cage, but hey, they are a stunning snake. If your worried about the temperament, how do you feel about an olive ?
 

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Some of mine. I absolutely love them. Sorry for the picture overload (or you're welcome if you enjoyed it).

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Crazy dangerous snappy snakes! Especially these three.

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This picture is about 15 years old, I still have this snake and she's still my favourite snake in the world.

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Love the photos... they are on my list... a stunning snake.... just need some more room.
 
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