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Morelia spilota variegata

Papuan Carpet Python

Scientific Name: Morelia spilota variegata

Best substrate for a Papuan carpet python Morelia spilota variegata ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Papuan Carpet Python Bedding


Papuan carpet pythons (Morelia spilota variegata) are a striking subspecies of carpet pythons found primarily in New Guinea and parts of northern Australia. They exhibit a beautiful pattern of bands and blotches in shades of brown, yellow, and black, which provides excellent camouflage in their natural rainforest and savannah habitats. These pythons are highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of environments, from dense forests to open grasslands. They are arboreal and terrestrial, showcasing impressive climbing abilities thanks to their muscular, prehensile tails.

Papuan carpet pythons are known for their calm demeanor, making them popular among reptile enthusiasts. They can grow up to 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters) in length, and their diet primarily consists of small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles. These pythons are powerful constrictors, using their strength to subdue prey efficiently. In captivity, they require an environment that mimics their natural habitat with appropriate temperature gradients, humidity levels, and climbing structures. Their striking appearance, manageable size, and relatively gentle nature make Papuan carpet pythons a fascinating and desirable species for both hobbyists and herpetologists.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by papuan carpet python lovers, for papuan carpet python lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect papuan carpet python bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate papuan carpet python bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Papuan Carpet Python Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your papuan carpet python by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your papuan carpet python.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your papuan carpet python.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your papuan carpet python. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your papuan carpet python.