Size: 3 to 6 Feet
Skill Level: Intermediate to High
Origin: New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, Cape York Peninsula in Australiauin
Temperament: Somewhat aggressive/defensive – best for display animal
These are another one of Danielle’s favorites. The perfect honeybun type resting pose on the branch is always a great topic of conversation with people visiting our collection. A mostly aboreal species with a striking green or yellow color in adults, the color pattern on this species can vary dramatically from locality to locality. For example, the Aru local is a vivid green with a broken vertebral stripe of white or dull yellow scales, the Sorong local is a bright green with blue highlights and a solid vertical stripe, and the Kofiau local is mostly yellow with varying highlights in white or blue.
Babies are polymorphic, occuring in reddish, bright yellow and orange morphs. These animals are awesome to observe in a planted naturalistic terrarium, especially at night when they are most active. They are not the best handling python, but their small size and beautiful colors make a wonderful display pet.
We are currently working with Sorong, Jayapura, and Aru type animals.