Species information


African Rock Python

Python sebae

Python sebae - African Rock Python


Common name

African Rock Python

Scientific name

Python sebae




The african rock python is a large boid with a beige/tan background covered with brown/olive blotches. This species is sometimes confused with the Burmese python.





Adult size

14-16ft, although this varies with locality.


Approx lifespan

12 or more years.


REcomended vivarium size

A 6x3x3ft vivarium should be considered a minimum for this large boid.


Basic set up type

Dry grassland or woodland. Provide secure branches for climbing.



Rodents for younger African Rock Pythons and rabbits/piglets in later life.




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