Sumatran Short-Tail Python 

The Sumatran Short-tail Python (Python curtus) is a non-venomous snake species native to Southeast Asia, specifically in Indonesia and Malaysia.

It is known for its bright red coloration, stocky and muscular body, and short tail. They are relatively small compared to other python species


Specifically, it is found in the tropical forests of Sumatra and also adjacent islands. The species is known to occur in a variety of habitats, including rainforests

Appearance And Behavior

It has a relatively short tail, as the name suggests, which makes it unique among other python species. The adults of this species have a black base color

Size And Lifespan

typically growing to around 3-4 feet in length. Although, records of it reaching up to 4-5 feet in some cases.  lifespan of around 20 years or more in captivity


In captivity, these snakes are known to be relatively easy to handle and are not typically aggressive. However, like all snakes

Food And Water

In captivity, Sumatran short-tailed pythons can be fed a diet of pre-killed or frozen-thawed mice or rats, as well as chicks or quail.


Before handling your python, it is important to make sure that it is in a calm and relaxed state. It’s best to avoid handling a snake immediately after it has eaten


When the female comes out of brumation and is in good condition, she should be introduced to the male. They should be observed for signs of breeding

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