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An Overview of the Green Tree Python Species

  Green Tree Python 

The green tree python, a bright green nonvenomous snake with diamond-shaped heads and irregular scales, is found in the tropical forests of South America. The vertebral stripes may be white or yellow, and some snakes have yellow, green, or blue spots on their bodies. Because of their bright green color, these animals can blend in well with the foliage of the rainforests in places like New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, and Australia's Cape York Peninsula, where they are common.

The green tree python is known for its prehensile tail, which aids in climbing and catching prey.

Green tree pythons are common in the wild and can be found coiled up and hanging horizontally from trees. For their next meal, they'll dangle their tails in the air while still clinging to the branch. There are pits on their mouth that allow them to sense when a warm-blooded creature is approaching, making them even more effective.

These timid snakes make excellent pets because they are low-maintenance (with the exception of the required humidity levels within their enclosure). Despite their beauty and exoticness, these snakes are difficult to handle and can bite if startled, so they may not be the best choice for someone looking for a pet.

The Green Tree Python's Behavior and Temperament are discussed here.

They can be found in the wild in humid tropical rainforests, but they prefer the shade of the trees, where they can spend most of their time hiding from predators.

Even though these snakes can be kept as pets, you shouldn't expect them to want to be handled all the time. Intermediate to advanced snake owners will benefit the most from these exotic display animals.

The Green Tree Python lives in this enclosure.

Make sure that your pet has somewhere to hide when it has a reptile. While snakes like the green tree python prefer a place to hide, you don't want them to have a place where they could hide permanently. As a non-social snake species, the green tree python is more likely to isolate itself and avoid contact, which could interfere with its ability to regulate its body temperature properly and lead to illness.

In fact, because of their timid nature, they are prone to feeling threatened and biting as a result. In the long run, they can be tamed and made more docile and receptive to regular handling.


Green tree pythons prefer temperatures between 86 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler side of the cage should be around 78 to 80 degrees, while the lower side of the cage can drop to 70 to 75 degrees at night for your pet snake. The ideal temperature is around 70 degrees at all times.

 the Green Tree Python Species


While many other pets require special lighting, including the green tree python, most snakes don't. Green tree pythons don't require full-spectrum lighting, but if you do, you'll be able to see their vibrant colors.


The green tree python is a humid species. A proper-sized enclosure (which should also be able to retain humidity and provide adequate airflow) must be used to ensure that the temperature and humidity levels are maintained within acceptable ranges. Green tree pythons need a humid but not saturated enclosure to avoid skin and breathing problems.

An over-the-cage heat lamp, ceramic heat emitter, or radiant heat panel should be installed in the area where your pet likes to relax. Temperature and humidity levels in your green tree python's enclosure should be monitored with a thermostat and a hydrometer, a device for measuring humidity.


Green tree pythons can be kept on nearly any substrate. Many snake keepers prefer using coconut husk instead of newspaper because it is less expensive and easier to come by. It has a long shelf life and can be used to keep your snake's habitat clean and healthy for several days at a time.

Water and Food

However, in the wild, they have been observed eating other vertebrates such as frogs, birds, lizards, bats and other small mammals in addition to their preferred prey, the green tree python. As pets, they're often fed a diet of rats and mice because they'll occasionally leave the treetops to eat ground-dwelling rodents.

Diarrheic means active during the day, and that's exactly what these snakes are as juveniles. However, as they mature, green tree pythons become nocturnal, preferring to hunt and engage in other activities at night.

Health Issues That Affect the Typical Population

Your green tree python will likely live into its teens, or even into its early 20s, as long as you provide it with proper care. When properly cared for, these snakes can live a long and healthy life despite their reputation as more fragile than other popular pet snake species, such as boas, ball pythons, kingsnakes, or corn snakes

Finding the right Python for your needs

You should only buy a green tree python from a reputable breeder to avoid getting a snake with parasites or other health issues. Keep in mind that this is not a species for those with little or no prior experience with reptiles.

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