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Angolan Pythons

Python anchietae

 I have started a small collection of Angolan Pythons, I hope to be producing my first clutch the future. 

The Dwarf Burmese python (Python bivittatus progschai) is insular dwarf subspecies of the Burmese Python (Python bivittatus bivittatus). The dwarf Burmese is native to the Indonesian islands of Java, Bali, Sumbawa, and Sulawesi. The dwarf subspecies seems to have a smaller maximum length of 8.2 ft (2.5 m). Back in 2009, the dwarf Burmese python was officially recognized as subspecies of the Burmese python. They are often found in forests, and sometimes near bodies of fresh / brackish water. 

Dwarf Burmese pythons have been kept in captivity since 2003, when they were first imported from Indonesia. While they not nearly as common or popular as their larger mainland cousins. They still are be sold as pets. However dwarfs tend to have the reputation of having a nasty disposition (hissing & striking). This is mainly caused by wild caught adults. Captive born and bred juveniles, tend be more similar to normal mainland Burmese is their temperament and disposition. Captive Bred dwarfs tend to have a fairly docile, but curious personality. While dwarfs do not grow as their larger, mainland cousins. They still reach full sexual maturity in less than 3 years.

While there are no known morphs linked to the dwarf Burmese pythons, at this time. Hybrids between the dwarf and nominal forms do exist - often called half dwarfs. These hybrids are often slightly larger than the dwarf Burmese pythons. 


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