Check out Australia Zoo’s Diamond Python!
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but here at Australia Zoo, diamond pythons are some of our best mates! To get up close and personal with these gorgeous reptiles, keep your eye out for our Wandering Wildlife Team.
Diamond pythons are closely related to the commonly recognised carpet python. They are black in colour with cream or yellow, diamond-shaped blotches covering the entire length of their body.
Being a python, they are non-venomous. They constrict their prey in order to kill it and then consume it whole.
These pythons live in the coastal areas of New South Wales and are an arboreal species. They are expert tree climbers and perfectly camouflage in forest and woodland areas. Just like other pythons, they are carnivorous. Possums, rodents, bird and bats are their most common meal of choice.
Diamond pythons are commonly found living in suburban environments and are great for keeping unwanted rodents under control. You-beauty!
2 - 3 metres
4 - 10 kilograms
55 - 60 days