we lost our beautiful diamond python before we moved last year. it was my fault. i had built the cage from an old cabinet and acrylic and used silicon sealant on part of it. i had put the snake outside to enjoy the spring sunshine and she found a tiny crack which she must have worked at until it widened just enough for her to slip through. and away. so sad and so angry with my shoddy carpentry skills.
olympia decided she wanted another snake. young and suitable to fit into a small bag around her neck and under her jumper to take to school. her first choice was an olive python hatchling but we found out they are one of the largest snakes in australia so we suggested something a little smaller when fully grown. i have always loved the look of the water python. often called a rainbow snake or serpent, the yellow belly is a perfect contrast to the dark back and sides which are striped vertically in iridescence. hence the "rainbow".
we are designing a really good terranium and a carry bag. escape proof.