A Pet Guide for Burmese Pythons
Burmese Pythons General Info, Purchasing, Care, Cost, Keeping, Health, Supplies, Food, Breeding and More Included!
Find out why this snake species is ideal for first time keepers and why it is fun to take care of especially for expert owners. This book will provide you with a wealth of information about these artfully pleasing snakes including their physical characteristics, temperament, feeding recommendations, breeding processes, health problems and fun facts you may not know. Get into their world and see if you can handle this heavyweight superstar snake!Burmese Pythons General Info, Purchasing, Care, Cost, Keeping, Health, Supplies, Food, Breeding and More Included! Show Less
Burmese Python Feeding Facts:
- Burmese pythons like most snakes have very poor vision and the only way they can hunt for food is through flickering their tongues in order to stalk their potential prey. A snake’s tongue has built – in chemical receptors and also heat sensors allowing them to know their surroundings, find prey and also fight off potential threats.
- The way they ambush their prey is through using a sit and wait method. This is very common among python species since most of them are non – venomous compared to vipers, which is why their only way to attack a prey is to be in a position for a kill. What they do is they submerged under the water or blend in the forest ground until they can grab their unsuspecting prey and kill it by constricting it, until the animal can’t breathe anymore before chomping them up with their sharp teeth.
- Most Burmese pythons in the wild feed only a few times in a year because they usually take lots of time to digest their food.
Baby Burmese snakes can already eat an adult mouse during their first feedings. This is quite surprising for many first time python keepers because usually baby snakes starts eating only pinky mouse or small – sized prey, obviously not for Burmese pythons. Show More
Here are some reminders for easy feeding:
- The food items should smell like food to attract their sensory receptors.
- The food should be fed in a way where it’s a potential meal. Don’t just left it lying on the ground, serve it as if it was a prey.
- The food should be at least warm enough than the surroundings. This is because pythons love to eat warm – blooded animals and this is what attracts them to eat the food. In this way, you’ll be able to train the newborn babies to elicit a feeding response that will make them easy to feed and not become picky eaters as they grow old.
- After feeding a baby Burmese python in the first few days or weeks, you’ll eventually notice that he will slowly get used to eating pre – killed frozen items.
Juvenile and Adult Burmese Python Feeding
- Of course as your pet grows, it will eventually require much larger prey items but lesser eating time.
- You need to feed them possibly more than one prey item; it depends on your snake’s appetite though, so if you see that your pet is constantly eating, you might want to reduce the size of the prey.
- Feeding them once or twice a week is already ideal for a growing snake.
- Once it reaches 4 feet long, you can try feeding it with a medium sized rat. When it reaches 6 feet or longer, you can already feed it with an adult sized rat, young rabbit, or adult sized chicken. Show Less
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