Burmese Pythons are from southeast Asia's grasslands. They start out eating small rodents and as they grow, they get to larger
animals. Watch to learn what you need to know in order to keep these exotic animals as pets.
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Exotic Pets - Burmese Python - as part of the series on pets and animals by GeoBeats.
Hi. I am Bryan from Exotic Pets here in Las Vegas, Nevada. First up, we have a Burmese Python. Burmese Pythons are from southeast Asia. These guys live out in the grasslands, out in the dry grass and in the marshes, and they do have striking colors, but this color is all for camouflage. They eat rodents. They start out eating small rodents and as they grow, they get to larger animals. You have to keep in mind when you are maintaining a snake like this, this is small right now. She will get much larger. She will actually achieve a size of about 18 to 22 feet and can weight up to 200 pounds.
These snakes require a lot of care when you handle them. Right now she is pretty small, so it is not so hard. When these guys get over 10 feet, I recommend always having somebody around whenever you have to pull the snake out, hold it. When you get an enclosure for this snake, what you want to do is to try and get as big an enclosure as you can start out with because once they are full grown, minimum size enclosure will be about 6 feet long by about 3 or 4 feet deep and 2 feet high. These guys are very, very well mannered. One of the ways to keep your snake well mannered is to handle it a lot. The more you handle your snake, the less often it gets fidgety and fussy like she is doing now.