About Blood Pythons
There are three types of blood pythons that are all closely related. The blood python. The Borneo short tailed python. The Sumatran short tailed python.
All three species average out at 5 feet however blood pythons tend to get much larger. Blood pythons can have an attitude, so new beginners may not want to start with one of these however if worked with they can be tamed. The Sumatran blood python typically have a much better temperament compared to the other two species.
Are Blood Pythons for me?
Blood Python Care
All three species of blood pythons need to be kept humid so should be kept on bark or soil to allow them to thrive. Blood pythons do better be kept in cooler temperatures. Blood pythons should be kept with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius with a hot spot only being a few degrees more at 30 degrees Celsius.
Blood pythons don’t need UVB however it is very beneficial. Blood pythons are starting to become available in different colour morphs meaning you have options to choose from when deciding on what blood python you want.