Sumatran Red Blood Python

  • Common Group: PYTHON SNAKES
  • Common Name: Sumatran Red Blood Python
  • Scientific Name: Python brongersmai
  • Distribution: Sumatra
  • Size: 5' - 6'

Natural habitat

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.

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.

Water requirements

Provide a large shallow bowl for drinking and soaking. Keep areas of moist moss available at all times for humidity.

Nutritional requirements

This species is a carnivore (meat eater). Feed appropriate sized rodents (mice, hamsters, rats). Eats birds if available.