Experience: Starting snake keeper
Food: Live or dead prey.
Adult feeding: Every 10 to 20 days
Feeding young: Every 5 to 7 days
Water basin: Yes
Change water: 3 times a week
There is a choice to offer the prey animals alive or dead. It is advisable to offer dead food. This is because it is more practical and prevents the food animal from injuring your snake. In addition, it is advised to offer the food animal with a pair of tongs and feed your snake outside the accommodation. This ensures that your hand is not associated with food and prevents your snake from grasping your hand during feeding. If you go for live food, you must supervise it during feeding. The prey can also injure the snake. Feed the snakes separately, because when two snakes catch the same prey they can injure each other and sometimes eat each other themselves. The ideal prey is about the same width as the widest part of the snake.
This python, just like other pythons, is a true lover of water. In addition to drinking, they also bathe in it. The water basin must therefore be large enough for the snake to be able to bathe in with its entire body. This soaking can cause the water to get dirty, so it is not a problem if the water is changed more than 3 times a week.
To prevent diseases and bacterial accumulation, the accommodation must be kept clean. This can be done by doing this on a weekly basis, and it is also advisable to thoroughly clean and disinfect the accommodation a few times a year. This prevents the build-up of bacteria. When cleaning, make sure that you also clean the climbing branches and elevations.
To feed the spotted python and to clean the accommodation your snake will have to be handled. This must of course be done well, so that you and the snake are safe. Handle the smale with a snake hook or lift it with both hands. Do not hang your snake around your neck, because if the snake falls that will soon clamp around your neck. In addition, there are some important things to look out for when using a spotted python. First make sure that your snake understands that you are going to handle it and move gently when you handle it. Also make sure your hands are washed and do not smell like food. Finally, do not handle your snake when it is peeling and do not handle it in the dark.