Pythons, whether large or small, tend to be somewhat similar in their captive requirements and behaviors, and many have long been bred and studied. Two species, however, break all python stereotypes and are poorly understood – the Calabar Ground or African Burrowing Python, Calabaria reinhardtii, and the New World or Mexican Dwarf Python, Loxocemus bicolor.
Both species are rather small, and so can be kept in spacious naturalistic terrariums where they might reveal more of their secrets to observant keepers. They live largely below ground, but forage on the surface after dark. Read More »