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Pythons are non-venomous constrictor snakes which are widely recognised to be one of the largest species of snake in the world, with some species growing to lengths of up to 35ft. Originating from tropical and sub-tropical continents of Africa, Asia and Australia, they have come to be popular pets for experienced keepers in Europe and the USA.

Some of the more popular species to keep as pets are the Ball / Royal / King Python, which will grow to about 5ft long, and the Children's Python which has an average adult size of 2-3Ft long.

Other species, like the Burmese Python or the Reticulated Python grow extremely large and can be quite dangerous and so are not advised to be kept as pets.

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Pythons, like most snakes, tend to be solitary pets and it is recommended that they are kept alone. Multiple snakes will require multiple set-ups.


Depending on the species, some pythons can live for up to 40 years.


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