Let's face it: there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the captive husbandry of blood & short-tailed pythons. These snakes are a classic example of how a shred of truth can become twisted and lost in a shroud of misinformation, or because "a friend of a friend's cousin had a blood python and that's what he said!" The truth is that blood pythons aren't rocket science, especially for herpetoculturists with a good working knowledge of husbandry fundamentals. In fact, these snakes are among the most rewarding python species to keep, as is evidenced by their growing popularity with a dedicated following of die-hard keepers.
Throughout this section we strive to debunk the myths surrounding blood pythons and their short-tailed kin. The information within we present from the perspective of keepers who have worked with these animals for over a decade, and learned what works - and what doesn't - within our collection. We also offer ongoing, active discussion on the topic of blood python husbandry on our forums, populated by many experienced keepers. Please feel free to register & join our continuing exchange of ideas on the successful keeping of these beautiful & rewarding snakes.