Sumatran Red Blood Python
- Common Group: PYTHON SNAKES
- Common Name: Sumatran Red Blood Python
- Scientific Name: Python brongersmai
- Distribution: Sumatra
- Size: 5' - 6'
This terrestrial species inhabits tropical rain forests near swamps and marshlands in Borneo. When captive, adults require a 4' x 2' x 2' enclosure.
Aggressive at first, will usually tame with handling. Provide some hiding places in a well ventilated captive environment.
Provide a basking area with access to a cooler zone. Likes humid burrow (plastic cup with top hole/moist moss). Change moist moss every 4-5 days.
Day temperature should be gradient from 78 to 90 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-80 degrees F. Use reptile heating pads under tank for 24-hour heat.
This species requires a constant high level of humidity.
Provide a large shallow bowl for drinking and soaking. Keep areas of moist moss available at all times for humidity.
This species is a carnivore (meat eater). Feed appropriate sized rodents (mice, hamsters, rats). Eats birds if available.