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August 29, 2010

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Munch, the Pet of the Day
Name: Munch
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Green tree python
Home: Temecula, California, USA
 
   Hello, this is my green tree python, the Latin name for his species is Morelia Viridus, but we call him "Munch." Munch hatched out on Valentines Day, February 14, and is just over a year old in this picture, taken in March.

    This little chondro is pretty much finished with his color change and should be a beautiful snake when all grown up. They are native to Indonesia and New Guinea, but Munch is not a wild snake at all. Munch was captive bred by Greg Maxwell, who has been among the leaders in the world with breeding of these beautiful Chondropython snakes with "designer" color patterns. Munch is a real cutie!!

    They are not a snake for just anyone, although they are beautiful. They require very special care, and have to have the right kind of space, and room to move around. He eats pinkies, so you should not get a green tree python if you are squeamish, but in the wild they eat small rodents and birds. He is a fascinating pet to have, not at all aggressive, and doe not mind being handled. I want to keep him healthy and happy for a long time to come. I am very pleased that Munch lives with me!! I'm a lucky gal!!


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