||One and a half years old|
||Green tree python|
||Temecula, California, USA|
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
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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