ANIMAL:Timor Python Malayopython timoriensis
Type of Animal:
Open forest, grassland
Timor, Flores, Lombien, & a few other Lesser Sunda Islands
Greenish brown w/ dark brown pattern from head to middle before becoming complete brown, often has yellow-orange diamond shapes on it, yellowish on sides/head, head wider than neck
Small mammals, birds, small reptiles
Status in Wild:
Breeding in zoos, wildlife centers, & herpetoculture
Male: 12-15 lbs
Female: 18-20 lbs
Male: 5-7 ft
Female: 7-8 ft
Young: 2 ft
2 ft, same for both sexes
These snakes are semi-arboreal.
One of only 2 species in genus Malayopython-other being the giant Reticulated Python.
Females help regulate egg temps through shiver movements.
Clutches usually have 5-10 eggs.
Sexually mature at 3-4 years old.
1st shed occurs at around 12 days old.
Adults shed every 2 months & like most snakes, shed in 1 piece.
Also known as Lesser Sundas Python.
Not a very common species in captivity.
Most active at night.
Like all pythons, they kill prey by constricting/swallowing whole.
Most often catch prey by ambush.
These snakes very secretive in wild & not much is known about them.
These pythons are very shy, nervous, & high-strung.
Common defense mechanisms are striking, defecating, & biting threat.