The green tree Python is tree snake that could be found most commonly in Papa New Guinea, but can be found in certain areas in Queensland like Cape York. But different species can be found in Indonesia and other islands around Papa New Guinea. It is often mistaken for the South American emerald tree boa. The green tree snake is closely related to the Carpet Python that lives in the same Habitat as the Green tree snake,and eats similar foods.
The Green tree python can reach up to1.2 metres to 2.1 metres In length, the average adult Tree python reaches 1.8 metres. The green tree python is smaller than most pythons. Although the tree pythons name, certain species can be blue or yellow but is very rare. Some of these snakes can be blue or yellow with other colored patterns,such as zig – zag, spots or even just random lines. At birth as soon as they emerge from the egg they can be a a reddish-orange and become green after 1-2 years. Like all pythons they are not venomous but have long curved teeth to grip struggling prey in the trees.
The green tree python feeds mostly on rodents like rats they also like non rodent creatures as well like small birds and mammals. They wait on a branch around 1 metre above the ground and pounce on unsuspecting rodents,birds and mammals. Other snakes eat small lizards and frogs.
To lay the eggs the female green tree snake finds a suitable tree hollow to lay their 8-25 eggs. Onced they are produced it wraps around the eggs incubating them at the right temperature, until they hatch 6-8 weeks later.
Green tree snakes are normally kept in captivity for study or education. They can only be kept by certain people because it needs the right habitat and need advance care treatment. It needs at least 60 cubic centimetres for breeding purposes but bigger makes it easier to handle. nearly all green tree pythons are raised in captivity from birth, because those taken from the wild will most likely never become tame.
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