Burmese Pythons General Info, Purchasing, Care, Cost, Keeping, Health, Supplies, Food, Breeding and More Included!
List of chapters included in the book
The Burmese Python Species
What Makes Burmese Pythons Ideal as Pets
Purchasing and Selecting a Healthy Breed
Habitat Requirements for Burmese Pythons
Nutrition and Feeding
Maintenance for Burmese Pythons
Handling Your Burmese Python
Breeding Your Burmese Python
Common Diseases of Burmese Pythons
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Burmese Pythonss Ultimate Pet Guide
The Burmese python is definitely one of the fastest growing python species in the world! If you’re up for a real “heavyweight” challenge then you might just get served as these snakes can grow up to 25 feet long and can potentially reach about 200 pounds in weight. Unfortunately, most of these docile snakes aren’t taken care of properly which is why most of them are just released into the wild. They are originally found in Southeast Asia and also inhabit the famous Everglade Park in Florida.
Find out why this snake species is ideal for first time keepers and why it is fun to take care of especially for expert owners. This book will provide you with a wealth of information about these artfully pleasing snakes including their physical characteristics, temperament, feeding recommendations, breeding processes, health problems and fun facts you may not know. Get into their world and see if you can handle this heavyweight superstar snake!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A life-long animal lover, Lolly Brown is equally comfortable writing about exotic creatures like the Mexican axolotl or dispensing practical advice to dog owners about kennel cough. As a child, Brown first learned about fish and aquaria when her father brought home a 10-gallon aquarium as a surprise for his daughter. Within months, the father-daughter team graduated to a 120-gallon tank and were immersed in the intricacies of tank population management. “We had that go-big-or-go-home mentality common to the hobby,” Brown said. “Now I look back and think about what we did to Mama’s living room! She was very patient with us.”
Brown’s fascination with animals continued in college, where she took numerous field biology and wildlife classes that allowed her to view the behavior of many species in their native habitats. She calls this period of her life the “rodent years,” since her only apartment roommates were two hamsters, Hemingway and Leo (Tolstoy). “I also adopted a Guinea pig purely because I couldn’t stand the conditions in the pet store,” she said. “Trust me, I was in no way prepared to care for Molly and I had to learn fast!”
“The only other time I went into a pet adoption blind,” Brown added, “I came home with two green anole lizards. Then I found out I was going to have to feed them live crickets. While volunteering at her local zoo, Brown first encountered capybaras, a South American mammal that looks like an over-sized Guinea pig. The experience sparked her interest in exotic pets, a subject she continues to pursue with avid interest. A freelance writer by trade, Brown’s animal books are written for her own pleasure and the edification of her readers. She is a strong supporter of animal rescue and welfare organizations, and works with programs educating young children about the proper care of pets. Brown maintains something of a menagerie of her own, making room in her home for a 180-gallon saltwater fish tank, a 20-year old Scarlet Macaw, a Golden Retriever, and several highly tolerant cats. (She advises that good cages make good multi-species homes.)
“If I become interested in a particular animal and have no direct experience with the creature, I get some before I start to write,” Brown says. “All animals have a unique perspective on the world and their place in it. They all have particular needs — physical and emotional — and they all have unique personalities. These are things I want to understand before I try to communicate them to my readers.”
WHAT READERS SAY
An informative read!
I learned everything from the cost of owning a Burmese Python to health and housing requirements. Recommended to anyone that already owns or is thinking of purchasing this breed.
– Harry T
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