Who in here is a Morelia freak like me? I know some of you have snakes but who has a passion for the carpet pythons and scrub pythons? I am just wondering. I see a lot of people have Ball Pythons and myself, I am not really a Ball python guy. To me, Ball Pythons are a virus in the reptile industry. Everyone has them and breeds them. I really don't know why people spend $50,000 and up on a Ball Python morph. In my honest opinion, Carpet Pythons are the best snakes to keep. They are fairly intelligent for a snake. They are active. They have an awesome feeding response and they have personality. I wish I had about 15K right now. I would love to get a pair of Granite Irian Jayas, and a pair of Albino Darwins. Such beautiful snakes. For those of you that have never had a Carpet Python, I urge you to go check them out and add them to your collection. You won't be disappointed.
I've raised a couple carpets. Not into adulthood but through the first few months.
In my experience, ball pythons are much better starter pets because they are not nearly as prone to being nippy as babies and are far less fragile than carpets/similar species.
Granted, there might be better species for first-timers, but balls will breed pretty readily in captivity and are far more accepting if the owner just up and neglects to maintain there cage. Plussss.... carpets are pretty damn prone to acute respiratory infections. A first-time owner may or may not shell out the money for antibiotics or know how to handle it, and the experience may shake them out of the hobby.
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June 16, 2012, 10:40pm
The Morelia genus are a group of Australian snakes. They are the Carpet Pythons, Scrub Pythons, Rough-scaled Pythons, and some other species. The Australian Scrub python is the largest species of snake found in Australia.