The Timor Python is a handsome snake that is uncommon on captivity.
The Timor Python, also known as the Lesser Sundas Python, is a shy and nervous snake, yet they can do surprisingly well in captivity. Their rarity is probably due to the fact that imports are expensive and they do not breed well in captivity. They can be high-strung and sensitive creatures. Timor Pythons have the best temperaments when they are raised in captivity from birth, though this is rare.
Timor Pythons have an attractive brown pattern, though the pattern only exists on the front of the snake. The rear lacks any pattern at all and is largely a green or brownish color. Individuals will vary in shade and pattern. Their skin will occasionally appear to be iridescent, this is usually after shedding. At sexual maturity, the male Timor Python will reach an average length of between five and eight feet in length. Females are slightly larger. The larger specimens can weigh up to twenty pounds, but this is rare.
The Timor Python is from the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Flores, Pantar, Adonara and Lomblen. They exist in open grasslands or tropical forests.