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Do Retics need UV light?

Reticulated pythons do not require any special lighting, or UVb light. Unless in a particularly dark room, most people keep their kings without lighting, but to allow better viewing lights can be used, and will be of no detriment to the snake, as long as they do not increase the ambient temperature too much.

Whats the best bedding for a reticulated python?

Reticulated Python Snake Substrate We at Prehistoric Pets have used printed newspaper and plain newsprint with great success. Other options include aspen, cypress mulch (Zoo Med Forest Floor Natural Cypress Bedding) or pre-cut corrugated cardboard.

Do Retics need belly heat?

Temperatures & Humidity: Your reticulated python requires a basking spot of about 90-92 degrees Fahrenheit. To achieve these temperatures several heating devices can be used such as : Heat mats (not advised for very large specimens)

Can you keep Retics together?

No do not put two together, i would not put more then one of any kind of snake together but for breeding, And if you dont already have the 2 retics i would just get the one right now they eat A LOT and can grow fast. I would recommend cohabiting snakes to experienced keepers only.

What humidity do Retics need?

between 50% and 70%
Daily misting sessions should be provided in order to maintain proper humidity levels and to allow the snake to drink. Reticulated pythons require humidity levels between 50% and 70%.

Do Retics need hides?

(Adults usually don’t need a hide.) The cool side can be between 75-80 degrees. It’s a good idea to use a basking light and an under tank heat pad also. The basking light should be housed in a good quality light dome like Exo Terra and Flukers that has a ceramic housing to tolerate high heat and an on/off switch.

How big does a tiger reticulated python get?

Adults can grow to over 28 feet (8.7 m) in length but normally grow to an average of 10-20 feet. They are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptile, but are not the most heavily built. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans.

How big do Burmese pythons get in captivity?

Burmese Python Size Growth is rapid initially, but slows considerably after about 10 feet. The average adult Burmese in captivity is probably about 11 or 12 feet long.

Are Retics nocturnal?

Reticulated pythons are nocturnal (active at night) and kill their prey by constriction. Reticulated pythons are agile animals that move with ease through trees and on uneven ground. They can also swim well but they spend more time on land than in the water.

What size tank does a retic need?

But it’s best to keep your reticulated python in a 10- to 15-gallon tank or vivarium when it’s young, moving it to a larger enclosure once it reaches around 3 feet long. A fully grown reticulated python needs housing that’s at least 3 feet wide, 6 to 8 feet long, and 2 feet high.

Are Retics aggressive?

Reticulated Python Temperament As Pets A sick retic is an aggressive one. These days, popular species of pet snakes here in the U.S. are captive born more often than not. Good captive breeders make sure their snakes are healthy, and usually begin handling them right away.