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Old 09-04-17, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Diamond Python?

On Craigslist I saw an ad about a jungle carpet python and a "diamond carpet python." I was interested in the jungle but the seller said it was gone, so I was thinking about getting the diamond. I've never owned this species of snake so I was wondering if anyone would mind giving me their thoughts on the pictures I'm including. The seller says they don't know what the parents were.
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https://ibb.co/i4RizF

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Old 09-04-17, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Diamond Python?

It looks like a cross (maybe) between a carpet (coastal/jungle/who-knows) and a diamond at point in the mix. The percentage does not look high. Honestly, for what it's worth, I would avoid this one. There are too many available diamond/JCP crosses from reputable dealers with known husbandry history out there.
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Thanks for the reply MDT. The seller was was asking $125 which didn't seem too bad, but at the same time I'm only going to be buying one snake in the near future, and like you said I'd rather know what I'm getting. Not much of a problem, as there's a reptile show coming to my city in a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-04-17, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah that's not a pure diamond. I agree with MDT - why buy a cross for that money. Personally I'd look for a really nice pure jungle.

A pure diamond, assuming prices are broadly similar over the, will cost a lot more than that.
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Re: Diamond Python?

I read that Diamonds need to hibernate completely for three months of the year. Not sure how that applies to mixed carpets, i.e. Jungle Diamonds. Here's the article I read it in:
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Re: Diamond Python?

One of the challenges with hybrids is when you mix two species with different requirements figuring out what the offspring need can be hit or miss.
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