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Apodora papuana

Papuan Olive Python

Scientific Name: Apodora papuana

Best substrate for a Papuan Olive Python Apodora papuana ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Papuan Olive Python Bedding


Papuan olive pythons, scientifically known as Apodora papuana, are fascinating reptiles native to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. These impressive snakes are one of the largest species of pythons, capable of reaching lengths of up to 4 meters (13 feet) in adulthood. They have a robust and muscular build, with a striking appearance characterized by a glossy black or dark brown body adorned with iridescent scales that shimmer in the light. Papuan pythons are renowned for their docile temperament, making them popular choices among reptile enthusiasts and hobbyists.

In the wild, Papuan pythons are primarily nocturnal hunters, using their keen sense of smell and heat-sensing pits to locate prey such as birds, rodents, and other small mammals. Despite their large size, these pythons are skilled climbers and are often found resting in trees or shrubs during the day, blending seamlessly into their forested surroundings. They are ambush predators, relying on stealth and patience to capture their prey. Interestingly, Papuan pythons have been observed exhibiting cooperative hunting behaviors, with multiple individuals working together to secure larger prey items. This social behavior is rare among reptiles and underscores the complexity of their interactions within their natural habitat.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by papuan olive pythons lovers, for papuan olive pythons 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 olive pythons bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate papuan olive pythons bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Papuan Olive Python Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your papuan olive pythons 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 olive pythons.

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 olive pythons.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your papuan olive pythons. 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 olive pythons.