Royal Pythons at the Agricultural Science Unit
Royal pythons originate from regions in central and western Africa. Some cultural traditions and religions also found in those areas, particularly in the country of Nigeria, believed Royal pythons were sacred and never harmed them.
Like fingerprints or snowflakes, every Royal python’s pattern is just a little different! Their coloring and patterns are meant to help them blend into their surroundings but there can be quite a bit of variation among individual snakes.
Royal pythons are the smallest python found on the African continent and one of the smallest python species in the world.
Common Name : Royal Python
Scientific Name : Python regius
Type : Reptile
Diet : Carnivore
Avarage Life Span in Captivity : 20 - 30 years
Size: 4 - 5ft
Weight : 1.8 and 2.5kg
These snakes are called ball pythons because of their defensive posture of coiling into a tight ball with their heads protected in the center of the coil.