Snakes are one of the most interesting animals and reptiles in the world. Seeing them slither on the ground with no feet guiding them is amazing to think about and look at. There are thousands of snake species across the world, and there are some that we don’t know of yet.
One of the most beautiful snake species in the world is the Albino Burmese python. Although an average person can see a python snake at the zoo or some snake species facilities, the Albino Burmese species is rare. Not many can find an Albino version of a python, but once you see one, you will be truly amazed by its color.
In this article, you will know more about the Albino Burmese python’s facts, their natural habitat, how big they can grow, and if they are dangerous animals.
Are they dangerous?
Many Burmese pythons have been kept in captivity, and their skin can be seen in various patterns and colors. Albino, tiger, and green are popular colors of this particular species of snakes.
Though this non-venomous reptile is one of the five largest snake species, the Albino Burmese Python is not one that’s best recommended for pet hobbyists because it should be long-term and a bit expensive as a commitment. They have housing requirements, with heating, lighting, and substrates. And of course, they have quite a different diet to maintain in which their eating process in the wild will have to be replicated.
They can live up to 30 years, but they can have health issues too. Like other pets, they should be taken to a veterinarian whenever necessary.
Regular exercise of caution is vital around snakes. Pythons such as the Albino Burmese Python are capable of causing death as they lack fear towards human beings and other prey
They are not considered poisonous but mishandling them can be fatal. What they can do is coil or spiral around a particular prey and squeeze it to death.
What do they eat?
A baby python would start on its diet eating pinky mice in captivity while a Juvenile would prey on mice, rats, and small rabbits. An adult python would eat a larger rabbit or a whole chicken, but it would chase larger prey such as deer or even alligators in the wild.
Young snakes may eat mice twice a week, while fewer meals may be given to adult ones as they can become obese.
How big do they get?
Wild ones can grow up to 12.1 feet in length, while so far, the largest was known to have reached 18.8 feet.
Compared to males, female Burmese pythons are heavier, bulkier, and able to stretch longer. However, they stretch a bit shorter when in captivity. They reach their adult size by four years of age, and then over the years, they continue to grow at a slow pace.
How long do they live?
Burmese pythons can live for 25 years, at least routinely, but possibly live longer in captivity.
An average Albino Burmese Python takes five to seven years before they can become sexually mature. Their mating season is Springtime, and females can lay an average of 30 eggs.