Size and Behavior Native to the jungles and grassy marshes of Southeast Asia, Burmese pythons are among the largest snakes on Earth. They are capable of reaching 23 feet or more in length and weighing up to 200 pounds with a girth as big as a telephone pole.

How big around can a python get?

That being said, Ball Pythons usually reach a maximum length of around 4 feet, with females usually being slightly longer. Males are typically 3-3.5 feet in length, and both sexes will reach a weight of around 3-5 pounds maximum.

How big can a pet python get?


Care Difficulty Good for beginner snake hobbyists
Average Life Span Up to 30 years with proper care
Average Adult Size 4-5 feet long
Diet Carnivore (Thawed, frozen rodents of appropriate size is recommended)
Minimum Habitat Size 10-20 gallons when adolescent 40+ gallons for adults

How big is the biggest python ever?

about 26.25 feet long

The largest python to ever live was about 26.25 feet long (8 meters) and weighed about 550lbs (250kg). This massive reticulated python was caught in Malaysia in 2016. It was discovered at a construction site. Unfortunately, the snake, which had recently laid eggs, died days after it was captured.

Are pythons friendly?

While they will certainly take a little time to tame, they’re among the friendliest snakes out there. The key is consistent and gentle handling. If you take the time to handle your ball python once or twice a day, they will become extremely comfortable around you, and you shouldn’t have any problems.

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