Species information

 

Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

Morelia viridis - Green Tree Python

 

Common name

Green Tree Python

Scientific name

Morelia viridis

Family

Boidae

Appearance

Adult green tree pythons are bright green, containing irregular dorsal clusters of white scales (some specimens display a stripe). Hatchlings are brick red/yellow, the colouration changes into the adult colouration very quickly.

 

Locality

North eastern Australia, New Guinea.

 

Adult size

4-6ft.

 

Approx lifespan

12 years+.

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x18x24in.

 

Basic set up type

Humid forest, good ventilation is essential. Use sturdy branches to provide perches and dense foliage (real or fake) to provide cover.

 

Diet

The diet of the Green Tree Python should be made up of rodents.

 

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