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Old 08-26-17, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bredli Question

Before I get to my questions, here's a little background info. Five weeks ago I broke my foot and have had my lower right leg in a cast the whole time. Just one week earlier I bought a new viv, originally intending it to house a (very expensive!) 3 year old female Angolan python. The viv is 90cmx45cm (3x1.5ft).
Since being out of action for over a month, I haven't been able to set the viv up, and it's still sat in a box in the spare room. Five weeks with nothing to do but surf the internet is a lot of time to change your mind about which snake you want to buy, and I've now pretty much decided to get a Morelia instead.
Now my cast is off, I 'm ready to set things up and make my decision. The problem I have is this. Last week I found a female semi-adult/adult Bredli (180cm/6ft) with a really clean pattern and at a great price, not like any other Bredlis I've seen of this size (they've always been browned out and smudgy looking, and at least twice the price). So what I want to know is this:
A) Is the snake likely to darken/brown out as she ages or would that have already happened considering she's 6ft long? (I don't know how old she is, or how long Bredli's usually take to reach this size.)
B) Would the viv I bought be too small to house her until I can sort out something bigger? I get the impression Bredli's like to move around quite a bit, and it might be a while before I can rehouse her. She might also continue to grow.

Any help would be appreciated, particularly from experienced Bredli owners!
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Old 08-27-17, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bredli Question

You could probably make it work for a few months but the enclosure will be a bit tight for an adult Bredli. It sounds like yours still has some growing to do too since they can reach 8ft or more. My male is almost 2 but he's not even 1000g yet. He seems to be growing much slower than my other Morelia. I know it's more common with other Morelia species like jungles but I haven't heard about Bredli losing much of their colors as adults. My Bredli isn't very active. He'll roam his enclosure if he's hungry but otherwise he'll just hang out on a perch and unlike my carpets he'll stay hidden during most of the day.
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Old 08-27-17, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wouldn't have said it's big enough for a bredli either and nor would it have been big enough for an Angolan.

Angolan's are very active snakes and I wouldn't keep one in anything smaller than a 6*2*2.
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Wouldn't have said it's big enough for a bredli either and nor would it have been big enough for an Angolan.

Angolan's are very active snakes and I wouldn't keep one in anything smaller than a 6*2*2.
This is Japan, good luck finding a viv bigger than 90x45cm! Every dealer I've spoken to says this is plenty big enough for an adult carpet (which I know it isn't), because houses here aren't really big enough to keep anything else. Actually, there are a couple of companies that make 4ft/120cm glass vivs, but for the same price you can have a really nice custom cage built. That's what I planned on doing once the Angolan grew a bit bigger, she's still under 3ft long (80cm).
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