Green Tree Python
Morelia viridis
   
     
   
general
description It is a small, slender species of python. It is leaf green with flecks of blue, white or yellow with a broken stripe of yellow or white down the back. The head is so large it looks disproportionate to the width of the body. The crown of the head is covered with small, irregular scales.
distribution
New Guinea and adjacent islands, Cape York Peninsula, Australia and Aru Island
adult size 5' - 7'
venomousness Nonvenomous
housing
natural habitats Arboreal;
Rainforests.
cage It should be tall instead of wide for Arboreal reptiles. (e.g. Wooden Terrarium, Glass Terrarium)
branch Typically a horizontal branch is essential for it to stay and live on. A couple of additional branches are advisable. (e.g. Habba Tree , Sand-Blasted Grapevine)
substrate Soil, moss (e.g. Forest Bed , Forest Moss), barks (e.g. Repti Bark, Coconut Bark)
activity period Nighttime (nocturnal);
give heat and help monitoring by infrared lamps (e.g. Nightlight Red Bulb, Infrared Heat Lamp) where the light is invisible for it but humans
temperature 30 - 32 ¢XC -- basking spot   (e.g. Basking Spot Lamp)
26 - 28 ¢XC -- cooler area   (e.g. Daylight Blue Bulb)
23 - 27 ¢XC -- at night   (e.g. Nightlight Red Bulb, Infrared Heat Lamp, Ceramic Heat Emitter)
humidity high
water tank a large water tank (e.g. Rock water dish) should be always available.
diet
wild diet Carnivorous (meat-eating);
small mammals, lizards, frogs and birds
captive food Rodents (e.g. mice, rats)
how often to feed? once every 5 - 7 days for hatchlings to juveniles;
once every 10 - 14 days for adults
notes 1. Feed it in the dark.
2. Do not ever move your hands near when it is feeding.
3. Do not handle it till a day after the feed.
reproduction
reproduction Oviparous
eggs female lays about 15 - 20 eggs on the forest floor
   
         
 
     

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