Green tree pythons for sale physical description
Green tree pythons for sale have diamond shaped heads with irregular scales and are named for their vibrant green color. They have a white or yellow vertebral stripes and many also have yellow, green or blue spots. Juveniles are born bright yellow, red or red-brown, and do not get their characteristic green color until they are 6 to 12 months old.
Their coloration helps them to camouflage and avoid predators. A juvenile’s yellow color blends into the edges of the rainforest. Their brick red coloration helps them blend in with the forest floor or tree branches. The bright green of adults helps them hide among the leaves of tall trees.
A prehensile tail helps the green tree python climb and catch prey. These snakes rest coiled up, hanging horizontally on branches. They dangle their tails to lure curious prey, and then hold onto the branch with their tail when they strike.
Green tree pythons for sale reproduction and development
These snakes generally reach sexual maturity at about 2 years old. Both males and females mate with several different partners in their lifetime. They do not have a specific breeding season and may mate at any time of the year.
Females do not eat during gestation, which lasts 70-90 days, and spend time looking for a suitable nest site. They prefer holes in hollow trees but will nest in any protected area with enough humidity. Females can produce a clutch of 5-35 eggs. They regulate the incubation temperature by wrapping around their eggs and using “muscular shivers” to produce heat. The optimal incubation temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.5 degrees Celsius). Females protect and incubate their eggs for 45-56 days until they hatch.
Age: 36 Months
Morph: Green Tree Python
Preferred Diet: Rats/Mice/Chicks