Meet Clive Our Royal Python!

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the sure4pets team, Clive!

Clive, a 2-year-old Royal Python, has joined us recently and we are so excited for you to meet him!

We decided to share some facts about Royal Pythons so you can get to know him a little bit better…


Caring for a Royal Python

Royal pythons have the potential to live over 20 years in captivity. 

Before adopting or purchasing a royal python, ensure you are prepared to provide lifelong care as they typically grow to about 150cm, although sizes may vary between males and females!

Royal Pythons are known for their gentle and tranquil nature, rendering them an excellent choice for beginner snake owners, provided their habitat needs are adequately addressed. With a vast array of colour variations, they are immensely sought-after as exotic pets.

Creating a Vivarium for Your Royal Python

Your royal python’s vivarium should include:

🐍 A sturdy, easily cleanable, hazard-free enclosure allowing full stretching.

🐍 Temperature regulation with a heat lamp at one end to create a ‘basking zone’ of 30 to 32 degrees C, and a cool end of 24 to 26 degrees C.

🐍 Adequate lighting with a reptile UV-B tube covering one-half to one-third of the vivarium length, turned off at night.

🐍 Humidity maintenance between 50 to 60%, increased to 80% with periodic misting.

🐍 Royal Pythons prefer a heavily ‘cluttered’ enclosure, using multiple hides, cork bark, branches, plants all at different levels provides enrichment and helps the animal feel safe.


Though all snakes may bite when stressed or hungry, hatchlings are more prone to biting due to shyness. With gentle handling, royal pythons can become quite docile. Always support the snake fully and avoid causing stress, which can lead to biting.

Limit handling to 10 to 15 minutes to prevent temperature loss, and avoid handling for 48 hours after feeding, during shedding, or after handling prey.


Royal pythons require a diet of defrosted mice and rats, which we sell here at sure4pets! 

They may occasionally refuse food due to stress. Consult a reptile specialist if your snake goes without eating for over a month.

When feeding your Royal Python make sure the size of food given is not larger than the widest part of the animals body.

We are driven to help pets live longer, happier and healthier lives with raw food.
For more information on how we can help you and your pet get in touch!


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