Diamond Python

Diamond Python

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 Python head in detail coming from the right with greenery in the background.

 

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.

 

Diamond Python head in detail coming from the left with greenery in the background.

 

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 Python laying on a rock with body covering all of it.

 

Diamond pythons are commonly found living in suburban environments and are great for keeping unwanted rodents under control.  You-beauty!

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Reptilia

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Morelia

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    spilota spilota

  • height of animal icon
    Length

    2 - 3 metres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    4 - 10 kilograms

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Carnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    55 - 60 days