Head-Body Length: 2-3.6 m
Identification: The carpet python has black to gray patterns of blotches, and it has bands and stripes on a yellowish to dark brown background.
Habitat: Coastal rain forests to central deserts
Diet: Carnivore: birds, marsupials and other mammals
Reproduction: Females lay 18 eggs at a time, which need to incubate for 40 days before hatching. Carpet pythons can live for more than 20 years in the wild.
Behavior: Females incubate their eggs by twitching their muscles, thus raising their body temperature.
Interesting Facts: Carpet pythons get their name from the markings on their backs – they resemble the pattern found on oriental carpets.
New Guinea Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: Morelia
|Name||Carpet python, diamond python, Morelia spilota|
|Origin||Pythonidae found in Australia|
|Size||2.7–3 m (8.9–9.8 ft).|
|Clutch Size||28 eggs|
|Life span||20 years|
|Reproduction||Females lay 18 eggs at a time, which need to incubate for 40 days before hatching.|
|Colors||The pattern consists of white or cream and gold markings, in a roughly diamond shape, splotches, light and dark bands, stripes or colored rin|
Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Reptilia
Order – Squamata
Family – Boidae
Genus – Morelia
Genus Species – Morelia spilotes variegata