How big will my Borneo python get..These serpents could attain a length of seven feet and 20 plus pounds. Feeding is the key to growth and the greatest amount of growth is attained in the first 3 years of life providing the animal is fed regularly.
Is there a difference between sexes?
Yes there is, males are often times smaller with less mass. I would recommend a male for someone wanting a pet due to the weight/size factor.
How do these snakes take to handling?
Very well when properly supported. They are a thick terrestrial snake that doesn't typically hang on so they can dropped ..Because of their inactivity they can be lap snakes and enjoyed during commercials.
Do they have any special requirements?
Yes, Because of their triangular shape, prominent backbone and size they need proper conditions for shedding. This is easily achieved by pouring/spraying water into the enclosure or hide box prior to shedding.
Why hasn't my snaked pooped?
Inactivity is the main reason. A large body cavity also plays part in the storage of wastes. I believe water quality and hydration also plays a part in this often asked question of concern.
Why do you'll specialize in these snakes?
Because they are an ideal size to be macho yet not dangerous. They are extremely variable in both colors and patterns. Their relatively unknown to the general public and most are as placid and easy going as any python out there.
Will they interbreed?
Yes they will and have, Be careful when purchasing as there are mutts in the market place. As of 2012 we are dumbfounded by the sheer numbers of hybrids produced to date..
How long can they live?
As with other python species, proper husbandry should allow the animals to live near 30 years.
Are there Morphs in this species ?
Yes, the borneo's have a dilute gene which goes by many names,Ultra briet, latte etc..This gene mutes/dilutes the normal coloration in the first generation..Breed it a second generation and it greatly affects the pattern as well..Animals have been produced that are near patternless. Currently this is a very perplexing gene and not known exactly how it passes.. There is a granite morph which we first produced in 1995. This gene affects the lateral gold blotches and transforms them into a black and white speckled blotch..There is one very similar to this called the marble..Popular opinion believes that these two are inherited differently..I disagree and feel that these two are passed in a co dominant nature however there is still no factual information..There are several gene pools that are also prone to stripeing but none have been fixed to the state where stripeing is 100 % . Therefore the species has the propensity to stripe..
What is meant by dilute gene?
It is a term I decided to use to describe the Ultra type gene..Its a word used in the horse industry to describe the palominos,buckskins and duns...
When will my baby shed ?
When they have doubled to near tripled their hatchling weight.As early as 60 days and as long as 5 to 6 months depending on feeding regimen..
How do I keep my snake happy & healthy..
Happy- properly fed and regular good handling..
Healthy-proper humidity & clean, if the snake soil's its enclosure it should be cleaned immediately..These animals are capable of producing LARGE quanities of waste,(urine & feces) and to allow them to sit in such for ANY length of time is stressful and invites trouble/health issues..Respitory infections are caused by stress and allows the naturally occurring bacteria to be thrown off balance and go rampant causing such ailments..So humidity and cleaniness are the 2 main factors to avoid illness..
What is an Oreo Borneo ?
2009 we hatched 2 very melanistic animals in 2012 we found the type to be inherited. Its is a project in the works and with selective breeding we look for it to materialize into something special..