Burmese Pythons Manual
AVS Burmese Pythons Plus Reticulated Pythons and Related Species. Reptile Experts Philippe de Vosjoli brings decades of experience to this newly updated version of Burmese Pythons. These large, powerful snakes are often been victims of myth and misrepresentation based on their size and sheer might. In fact, Burmese pythons are relatively docile. Their beauty, slow movement, and responsiveness- relative to other snakes species- have contributed to their increasing popularity. De Vosjoli addresses the realities of keeping these gentle giants, including housing, care,feeding, and selection. His tips on proper husbandry and responsible herptoculture practices teach snake keepers how to prevent accidents, which only add to the already negative reputation these snakes have in the public eye.
Special attention is given to a section on reticulated pythons, a related species that has seen a surprising jump in demand. Once reputed as large snakes with nasty temperaments, reticulated pythons are now among the most highly desired snakes. Among this edition's new phoyos are striking shots of the tiger and super tiger reticulated morphs.
Keeping giant snakes requires large caging and the knowledge of certain procedures for safe handling and maintenance. Husbandry and captive breeding of this popular species is covered in great detail. The original AFH guidelines for responsible ownership and handling of large pythons are included. A chapter presents information on other giant pythons with similar care. Newly revised, with more information than ever!
The highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems TM books, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, are the #1 books on reptile care. From choosing a pet and selecting a veterinarian to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.
Size: 80 pages