Just out of random zoological curiosity how do you tell the difference between a retic vs a burmese python. I mean I’d never want to own either of them but am curious as to how you tell them apart. Arent they both tree-trunk snakes of similar length and geographical origin? Also are they different personality wise and what do people feed them in captivity as I doubt simple lil rodents would be sufficient.
Look up pictures of the two and you will see a huge difference. Burmese are mostly terrestrial snakes, whereas retics are arboreal. Retics are actually quite slim, and Burmese are a lot thicker. Their colors and patterns are also a lot different. Also, retics can get a lot longer than a Burmese. They also aren’t found that close together in the wild, if I am correct.
I can usually determine which is which by the head shape and sometimes the patterning on the body
Thanks for letting me know. Im always interested in learning more about pretty much everything the world of nature has to offer. Still gonna only consider colubrids as a pet candidate snake wise (I wish the expo here had more of them corns especially but all I see are ball pythons everywhere) but from a zoological perspective I find everything interesting. Although if I ever got anything that was a boa or python “type” Id probably want a Brazilian rainbow boa or sunbeam snake (I think its called sunbeam anyway). Id be too scared of a retic/burmese plus their illegal here. Any snake more than 10ft ish full size is illegal here. Sucks because at one point I kinda want a Drymarchon (not sure which one yet).
Get involved in your local politics and try to get that law changed.
I am. Im trying to get a petition to make an animal bylaw change to allow for some venomous (mildly venomous) species of reptiles and Tarantulas.