This book provides comprehensive illustrated information for you to
keep a healthy reticulated python safely and responsibly. It guides the reader through the basics of
owning and caring for a reticulated python, how to provide the ideal set-up and maintenance for a
healthy snake and introduces the more in-depth topics of genetic morphs and types
of reticulated pythons by locality.
In this book you will learn about:
• Reticulated pythons in the wild and their introduction to captivity.
• Setting up and caring for a retic at home.
• Genetic morphs and their origins in captivity.
• Characteristics of different localities grouped into Mainland,
Dwarf and Super Dwarf.
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About the Author
Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society (PRAS), one of the biggest and longest-running regional reptile groups in the UK. He has a passion for educating people about reptiles and breaking the stigma behind these frequently misunderstood animals.
Table of Contents
About the Author
About the Book
Chapter 1 – Identification and Characteristics of Retics
-Scientific names, Classifications and Taxonomy
-Basic Anatomy – Description, Lifespan and Size
-Retics in the Wild: Distribution, Habitat, Threats and Lifestyle
-Retics in Captivity
Chapter 2 – Choosing a Reticulated Python
-Is a Reticulated Python the Right Snake for You?
-Getting Some Experience
-Buying a Reticulated python
Chapter 3 – Set-up for a Reticulated Python
-What Housing to Use
-Size of Enclosure
-Heating and Temperatures
Chapter 4 – Maintenance
-Cleaning, Feeding and Shedding
-Handling and Tap Training
Chapter 5 – Genetics
-What is a Genetic Morph?
-Types of Genetic Morph
-Common Genetic Morphs in Reticulated Pythons
-Incomplete Dominant Morphs
Chapter 6 – Localities
-What is Meant by Localities?
Chapter 7 – Common Issues and Health Problems