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Morelia carinata

Rough Scale Python

Scientific Name: Morelia carinata

Best substrate for a Rough Scale Python ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Rough-Scaled Python Bedding


Rough-scaled pythons (Morelia carinata) are a unique and relatively lesser-known species of python native to the rainforests of New Guinea and nearby islands. They are distinguishable by their rough, keeled scales, which give them a distinctive appearance compared to other python species. Despite their intimidating name and appearance, rough-scaled pythons are generally docile and secretive snakes, preferring to hide in dense vegetation or burrow underground. These pythons are predominantly nocturnal hunters, preying on a variety of small mammals, birds, and reptiles in their forested habitat.

One of the most fascinating aspects of rough-scaled pythons is their reproductive behavior. Unlike most python species, rough-scaled pythons are ovoviviparous, meaning they give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. The females incubate the eggs internally, and the offspring are born fully developed, already capable of hunting for prey. This unique reproductive strategy allows rough-scaled pythons to adapt to their environment more effectively, ensuring the survival of their offspring in the challenging rainforest ecosystem. Despite their relatively obscure status in the reptile trade, rough-scaled pythons are gaining attention from enthusiasts and researchers alike due to their fascinating biology and mysterious nature.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by rough-scaled python lovers, for rough-scaled 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 rough-scaled python bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate rough-scaled python bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Rough-Scaled Python Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your rough-scaled 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 rough-scaled 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 rough-scaled python.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your rough-scaled 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 rough-scaled python.