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So you want a Burmese Python?

Burmese Python - Python molurus bivittatus

Adult Length: Males: 8-14+ feet, Females: 13-18+ feet

Adult
Weight: A 17-18 foot Burmese Python can weigh over 200 pounds. Specimens weighing in at just over 400 lbs. have been recorded.


Temperament
: Placid, but potentially aggressive

A Burmese Python over eight feet in length is fully capable of killing an adult human being.  Burmese Pythons, while they appear to be sluggish, are extremely alert and aggressive feeders, capable of inflicting painful and serious bites with their numerous, needle-sharp, recurved teeth.

In the past several years, Burmese Pythons reportedly have been responsible for at least two deaths and numerous attacks in the United States. These deaths and attacks can directly and undisputedly be related to inexperienced persons owning a large, powerful snake that they are ill-equipped to understand and control.

Food in Captivity: Ranging from mice to large rabbit or even larger prey.

A very large, well built cage or enclosure is absolutely necessary. The right type of cage for an adult Burmese Python will cost between $250.00 and $500.00 on up.

WARNING: THIS IS NOT A SNAKE FOR A BEGINNER!!!