Carpet Pythons

Postby froot » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:40 pm

Wow! :shock:
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Postby Moreliahunter » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:43 pm

And then they just start dulling again as they get older. Nevertheless a nice jungle you have there. How old is he?
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Postby Kay » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:31 am

awesome snakes!
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:14 am

Very nice!!

Morelia, at what age do they start dulling, my female isn't looking as pretty as what she did a year or two ago, but she's still very pretty.
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Postby Quintin » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:30 am

Wow Mittone_79!!! Looking very good!!! If yours is a male, we must start talking about breeding loans, and baby sharing lol.

I have a beautiful female jungle (very Yellow) that would be more than willing!

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Postby Boadicea » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:02 am

He is truly a beautiful boy Mittone_79! When will they be sexually mature for breeding?
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Postby Mitton » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 pm

Thanks everyone, he really is an amazing snake.

Moreliahunter wrote: How old is he?
They are about 14 months old. So still some time till they start dulling.

Quintin wrote: If yours is a male, we must start talking about breeding loans, and baby sharing lol.
How old is your female? Sounds good, I am not sure at what age a male can breed with an older female, Moreliahunter??

Boadicea wrote:When will they be sexually mature for breeding?
I think only at the end of next year, so almost 2 more years.
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:06 pm

mittone, The male should be ready by 2 years of age, and a female at 3 years. Obviously it can happen earlier, but these are good ages to look into breeding.

He should be ready by the end of the year, but most people let their snakes start breeding in May.

*I've also got a girl I need covered* :)
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Postby Boadicea » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:14 pm

I thought I would add a few pics of my CPs on this interesting thread. It is nice to be able to compare the many variations in CPs.
These I was told when I bought them, are Darwin CPs if that makes sense to anyone. They are a pair but look so similar that I am never sure which is the male and which is the female.
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This is the first boy CP I bought. His white sometimes has a greenish tint to it. Maybe it's just me but I think he is very pretty after he has just shed :)
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This is his girl. She is a lot yellower in real life but not as yellow as mittone's one which is a real beaut!
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This one has a stripe and is one of a trio I bought last year. They are cheeky little devils. They also have more yellow to them in the flesh than these pics would suggest.
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This is one of the others in the trio. She has a lot of yellow in her.
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Last but not least is the smallest of the lot - Junior.
He was a bit shy at first
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But then decided to play along :)
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The three little ones each got mouse for their trouble :D
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Postby Mitton » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:44 pm

Wow Boadicea, that is quite a few Carpets you have there.

The 1st pair (Darwin) looks very Irian Jaya (Morelia spilota harrisoni) to me.

How old are they now, are you breeding any time soon?
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:48 am

I took some more pics of my Jungle Carpet pythons on Wednesday.
I can’t say which one of these 2 is my favourite, they are both turning out to be very pretty. The female has much darker yellow than the male.

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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Bushviper » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:52 am

Nice pythons. I wish somebody would give them all new names so that we do not assume that they are all just colour varieties of the same snake.
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Snakes4Africa » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:36 pm

On that note, what is the difference between the Coastal and the Jungle? Most of the "Jungles" I've seen look like fairly standard Coastals to me.
Does any one have real literature or a link that may help?
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby boskoppie » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:07 pm

They looking great mate keep the pic's coming..
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Re: Carpet Pythons

Postby Mitton » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:32 am

The pics above were taken by my sister in law with her camera, I though I would try my new camera last night, so here are a few more pics boskoppie.

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