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“Hello, please I need Help. I am needing to find the best place or way to by a cage for my jungle diamond carpet. I am not sure how big this morph will get but can tell you I don’t want to sell him. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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Posted by Lori, May 29, 2018 07:33 PM


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Hi, my Carpet Python has been lay coiled up in her water dish for over a week now, I’ve changed the water in that time and she went straight back to it, parts of her skin look a bit dull and she just seems to want to be left alone as when I touch her she moves away as if it’s uncomfortable, my partner thinks she is getting ready to shed but I’ve not noticed her eyes go cloudy although her skin has turned a deeper colour, is this a sign of getting ready to shed or is it something sinister? Please help as she is only 21 months old.
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 23, 2018 08:32 PM

I have a question for anyone who may have an answer, I just received a carpet python who is about 5′ and according to the previous owner he last ate about a month ago. He is active and appears healthy but I have had him for about two weeks now and he still won’t eat (frozen thawed or live) any ideas on how to get him to eat? if everything is true about his last meal he has not eaten for now a month and a week. please email me at davidlopez4012@yahoo.com with any suggestions
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 22, 2018 09:46 AM

Can carpet snakes be in the same tank with ball pythons n pastel pythhon
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 5, 2018 12:19 AM

If you mix two het jaguar carpets, you will get nice white jaguars or even a white one……No matter if they are Coastal jag. Or jungle jag. They will come white but they have to be het……Please read and learn EVERYTHING about carpets before your start to mix them, two pure light jag can also be lethal……Leucistic its a lethal gene in Carpets……
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 7, 2017 05:40 AM

“4x2x2 or 4x2x3 are the ideal enclosure sizes for carpets but 15-18 inches of height are acceptable too.

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Most of my water bowls are large enough for my carpets to soak in but sometimes even the snakes that have larger water bowls don’t soak in them and its okay.

All of my snakes are fed inside their enclosures and only realize it’s feeding time when they see or smell food. You can always use hook training for the nippy ones but none of my (4) carpets are biters.

You can use aspen sani-chips for substrate in my permanent enclosures because it’s very easy to clean and looks nice.You can also use news paper, for baby Carpets and snakes in quarantine is good to have them on paper towel………
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 03:34 PM


“When it comes to color development, not all jungle carpet pythons are created equal, but they do start out looking alike! Jungle carpets undergo a rather dramatic color transformation in their first two years of life. Out of the egg, they all start as drab gray-and-black specimens. There may be slight differences in shades of gray, lighter versus darker, but basically no vibrant color is present. The lighter gray areas, we’ll call them saddles, are what develop into the tan, copper, brown, gold or yellow-patterned areas seen in adults. The dark background area usually develops into dark brown, dark gray or black. After about six months, the saddles on jungle carpet pythons develop more and more color with each shed. This is partly why jungle carpet lovers get excited with each shed, to see just how much more color will be present in their little prize. Each shed is like Christmas morning!

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The saddles reach a peak in color saturation between two to three years, and after that, they begin to show some darkening. The saddles can also begin darkening within the first year, showing a “browning” or “smudging” of the lighter-colored scales. Once a jungle carpet python begins to show scale darkening in the saddles, these areas will not become lighter or cleaner again. This is a very important fact to understand when acquiring a jungle carpet python. A minority of specimens retain clean, light saddle areas well into adulthood (when the snake reaches 3 to 7 years of age). These “colorfast” jungle pythons with clean, yellow saddle scales are greatly coveted by collectors, but for me they all are wonderful display trophy bloodlines animals,

The pattern seen on a hatchling jungle carpet remains essentially the same during its lifetime with one exception, and that is the development of tipping. Tipping describes the occurrence of yellow spots within the black scales, or black scales within the yellow ones. Generally, yellow tipping is seen as an attractive development, and creates a flashy, busy appearance. In hatchlings, the areas that will develop into yellow tipping can be seen as indistinct lighter spots within the dark bands…………….
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 03:22 PM


“Carpets aren’t all aggressive, and they generally take well to hook training.
Is his humidity and temperature where they should be? Is he in a high traffic area? (Carpets are arboreal). Can anything be stressing him out? He sounds stressed, very stressed.

Have you ever tried taking him out? If so, did he calm down once he was outside the cage? If so it could be that he is cage “”aggressive”” (It’s actually defensive behavior instead of aggressive)
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 03:01 PM

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Cage stagnation?!¡ is one of many physical symptoms of stress, painfully, bad choice or Stress causes rib cage pain which is due to Liver Qi stagnation…
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 02:55 PM

The smallest Carpet pythons are the Pygmy Python has only recently become well-established in captivity………The second smallest are the beautiful Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) then the Darwin Carpet Python….Remember to always learn first about any animal pet before getting them, always think about the long term gratification………
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 02:45 PM

You should feed a Carpet every week only if they are babies, juveniles every two weeks and 2 years and older, once a month, its very important to switch baby Carpets to rats, pinky rats, why?? Because if you keep feeding them mice, they will get use to it and when they get big its going to be hard to feed them rats, because you didn’t switch earlier to rats, that’s going to be a pain in the ass to feed them, so please remember to switch to rats so they can get us to it and be good eaters………
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 02:29 PM

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People need to know that Carpet Pythons sometimes they stop eating, its completely normal when they suddenly stop eating, specially in cold weather, also sometimes they can look bright the whole year, then in the winter they look pale and dark colors, its completely normal, also they can eat a large size rat for 6 to 9 month’s, than they prefer a medium sized rat, they sometimes like to sleep hiding, than they feel to sleep in a thick Wooden branch 12″ to 21″ inches high of the ground, they love clean water, its very essential to change the water at least every week, always provides a large bin full of water, Carpet Pythons are mega beautiful, but they need patience and understanding, if you are willing to have patience and love to connect with your snake, than a Carpet Python is for you, remember that every Carpet its different, please read and learn about Carpets before you start getting them…………….
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 6, 2017 01:54 PM

i was just wondering how often you have to feed a carpet python?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 15, 2017 05:35 AM

I’m really glad that I managed to find this as I am now more confident about getting a Carpet Python. This is extremely helpful and I will be recommending this to all the snakey people I know.
Posted by Anonymous, Apr 27, 2017 12:10 PM

“This care sheet is very helpful
Thx
Posted by Anonymous, Apr 17, 2017 09:45 AM

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I see no answers so I’ll give it a go for yas 😜 I think stagnation means stale/rotten, the coastal is largest and all others roughly the same but no guarante as they can vary,I had a hatchling that didn’t eat for 6 months but try weekly it will eat eventually have patience and remove any in eaten prey from enclosure after a couple hours of no interest is she to avoid health hazards, they don’t hibernate but will be less active in cooler months (less hungry), I look for signs that it’s hungry (more active and alert, exploring/hunting around the enclosure or snappy) but if it starts pooping half digested prey (it happened to me it was kinda freaky) SLOW DOWN with the food, in my experience every carpet has different eating habits so observe its behaviour without disturbing it as often as possible and get to know your snake but a couple hopper rats a week is a rough guide, cage aggression generally comes from lack of handling, teasing the snake, hunger or miss treatment so keep an eye on your dodgey mates stirring it up lol I AM NOT AN EXPERT just speaking from my experience and research but I hope this will help someone cheers enjoy your beautiful Aussie legends
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 11, 2017 11:52 PM

I see no answers so I’ll give it a go for yas 😜 I think stagnation means stale/rotten, the coastal is largest and all others roughly the same but no guarante as they can vary,I had a hatchling that didn’t eat for 6 months but try weekly it will eat eventually have patience and remove any in eaten prey from enclosure after a couple hours of no interest is she to avoid health hazards, they don’t hibernate but will be less active in cooler months (less hungry), I look for signs that it’s hungry (more active and alert, exploring/hunting around the enclosure or snappy) but if it starts pooping half digested prey (it happened to me it was kinda freaky) SLOW DOWN with the food, in my experience every carpet has different eating habits so observe its behaviour without disturbing it as often as possible and get to know your snake but a couple hopper rats a week is a rough guide, cage aggression generally comes from lack of handling, teasing the snake, hunger or miss treatment so keep an eye on your dodgey mates stirring it up lol I AM NOT AN EXPERT just speaking from my experience and research but I hope this will help someone cheers enjoy your beautiful Aussie legends
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 11, 2017 11:46 PM

Could someone please explain what “cage stagnation” is? All the searching I’ve done via this site and Google have been fruitless.
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 11, 2017 10:49 PM

I was given three carpets by a woman who was unable to keep them, along with a pair of BPs and a Boa. She was very sad to have to give up her scalebabies, I wish it noted. I am very happy with them all, they are wonderful snakes, and so colorful! It seems I have two Irian Jayas and one carmel coastal. At least, that’s what people tell me from looking at their photos. Your care sheet is very helpful, thank you!
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 15, 2017 03:17 PM

what is the smallest sub species of carpet python?
Posted by Anonymous, Aug 16, 2016 01:42 AM

“I got a baby carpet . From San Diego reptile show. I added 2 pinkys. In a tub with holes. So it can breathe.

My ? Is. How long do I wait to fees it again. Haven’t eatn since I got her.
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 21, 2016 01:44 PM


We where trying to feed our carpet python when it struck and head butted the wire of her cage door. She them struck at the food and then seem to faint/pass out with her head upside down. We then blew on her and she seemed to come around. My question is should we take her to vet or just keep an eye on her?
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 17, 2016 05:42 AM

Why do carpet pythons seem to have cage aggrestion?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 21, 2016 10:25 PM

i need to know when does a murrey darling python hibenate and when doing so do i turn the lights off during this time
Posted by MICK G., Jun 1, 2016 05:21 PM