Because this is how BIG they get!

Photo from REPTILES magazine, December 1996.

If you are seriously thinking of getting a burmese python, DON'T.

Unless you are ready to deal with an adult python that

Remember, these animals grow fast. Their adult size is NOT determined by the size of their enclosure.
Also, there is absolutely no market for selling adult pythons.
People have trouble giving them away and many end up being euthanized.

If you are still determined to get a burmese python, get good information first.
Try Melissa Kaplan's web page for a burmese python care sheet.

More pictures of big snakes. | Picture 1 |Picture 2 |

Links to my other Snake pages

  • Kingsnake and Milksnake Page
  • Snakes of North America page
  • Difference between Lampropeltis and Elaphe page