Info on the carpets

Info on the carpets

Postby mgiddings » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:00 pm

1.Hi guys after searching back and forth between BRB's and ATB's I decided neither, I want a carpet python :) So my months of research start here. First concern is size I have seen irian jayas and jungles are the ones in my size range (comments?).

2. Then the price? I cant find any prices in Sa. So could somebody help out with the prices of the two im looking at? I prefer jungles but they seem expensive.

3. Then temprement. can they be handled in your opinioon?

4. any other advice about temps, cages or anything else?

I know I could go read countless caresheets and not post but I know that you guys will answer to the full and have the experience :)

thanks
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Mitton » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:43 pm

Carpets are great, the 2 you would find most often in SA is Jungles or Coastals (Normals) There have been a few more Irian Jayas popping up here and there this year.
I own a few Carpets and have both Jungles and Irian Jayas. Irian Jayas will be the smallest of the 2 but some Jungles are not much bigger but then you get some Jungles that can be quite big, up to about 2m.

I think Irian Jayas are a bit more expensive than Jungles, only because Jungles have been bred for a while now. You can find Jungle babies going for about R1000 to R1500 depending on the parents and what they look like. IJ's will be about R1500 to R2000 a baby. Check the expo or if you can wait there will be some babies available at the beginning of next year.

In my experience, all baby Carpets are really snappy, they bite all the time and are very nervous and will do this up to about a year. After that they calm down and if you take the biting when they small (handle them lots) then they calm down much faster. Adults - Irian Jayas are more nervous as adults but mine still don't bite but I am a bit more carefull with them, my Jungles are easy to handle and would never bite.

Temps and cages, not really anything special, temps in the high 20's on the hot spot and a cool side of about 23. Both the 2 you are interested in like to climb and a higher cage would suite them better. They are in my opinion very easy to keep if you take the biting which won't be bad when they small. They make really good display snakes.

I'm sure you have but read through this post and see what everyone has said about them: viewtopic.php?f=131&t=8232
There are quite a few other posts under Pythons and Boas on Carpet Pythons.

You wont regret getting a pair but I would say go for Jungles, they are my favourite.
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby mgiddings » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks but I have heard jungles are very aggresive is this true?
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Mitton » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:42 pm

No, not at all, only the babies bite and that is more that they are scared you are going to eat them than it is aggression.
I have 4 adult Jungles at my house and I would give them to any one to hold, they are really calm and relaxed.
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby mgiddings » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:14 pm

Thanks (talk more in pm :))
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby greggo13 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:57 am

I have 9 snakes and my Irian Jaya Carpet pythons are my favorites!!

They are hardy snakes, a bit snappy when young but calm down very quickly!

My temps are about 29 on the hot side and about 24 on the cooler side. Give them lots of stuff to climb on and I would recommend a night light as they are very active at night.

Humidity should be between 60 and 70.

They are the most incredible looking snakes especially just after a shed!!

If can get Jungles rather go for them!

Mitton Are normal Irian Jaya's more expensive than Jungles????

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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Mitton » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:10 am

greggo13 wrote:Mitton Are normal Irian Jaya's more expensive than Jungles????
Yes, they are at some places double the price of Jungles but I would say most of the time they are about 50% more.
greggo, I'm not sure if you have, but start a thread for us with some pics of your Irian Jaya's, would love to see what they look like.
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby greggo13 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:36 am

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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby JamesG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:12 pm

Is it safe to say that Jungles are more chilled than Irian Jayas?
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Mitton » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:18 pm

JamesG wrote:Is it safe to say that Jungles are more chilled than Irian Jayas?

They are the same, no difference really.
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Ryuu » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:23 pm

I really Cant wait to get my Hands on Some JCP's...
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby JamesG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:33 pm

@ Mitton
I noticed your post about how your IJ's are a bit more nervous than your Jungles. If I'm deciding which one to get between the 2, I would like the more relaxed... If they are any different at all...
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Mitton » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:55 pm

3 years ago the IJ's were more nervous than my Jungles because I got them as adults and my Jungles I raised from babies, now that I have had the IJ's for more than 3 years they are calm and relaxed.
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby JamesG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:02 pm

@Mitton
I see, do you favour the Jungles because of their colours?
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Re: Info on the carpets

Postby Ryuu » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:04 pm

Snakes have individual Temperaments and so on I have seen Corn snakes that go insane.. And I have seen Retics more Placid then Burms..

I think its got to do with a few key factors.. Environment, Handling, Individual Temperament. And some other things Like at what age you get them.. Some Species might be more Prone to aggression but i don't think its always the case...
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