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Old 12-29-17, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sumatran or Borneo Short Tail?????

As I have been researching my new snake, I thought I had my mind made up With a Brazilian Rainbow Boa, but......

Borneo and Sumatran short tail pythons have caught my eye.

Anybody have any experience they'd like to share with STPs and/or BRBs?

Anything would be appreciated, thanks in advance...
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Old 12-29-17, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sumatran or Borneo Short Tail?????

They are pretty similar in terms of care with blood pythons. Medium sized, stocky snakes. As babies they can be very feisty, but tend to grow out of this with frequent handling. These guys draw blood so you should wear thick gloves until you feel really comfortable with them. They have slow metabolisms like blood pythons, so make sure to not overfeed them. They also grow decently large with the big ones getting up to ~six feet, although 4-5 feet is much more common with all three species. Sumatran pythons do stay a little bit smaller then the others though.
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Re: Sumatran or Borneo Short Tail?????

Thank you. Trying to stockpile as much personal, hands on info as I can get from keepers with experience.
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Old 12-29-17, 01:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Sumatran or Borneo Short Tail?????

Borneos and sumatrans aren't for the average keeper. Relatively easy care however not many appreciate handling, even as adults. They are complete ambush predators so you can't predict them with their movements, they are most known to follow you with their eyes and strike when you don't notice.

The best line I ever heard was "Ball pythons are for reptile lovers and blood/borneo/sumatran pythons are for snake lovers".
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Well put. Thank you!!
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