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Thinking About A Woma?

Discussion in 'Pythons *General*' started by KKHerps, Jan 2, 2010.

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  1. KKHerps

    KKHerps Elite Member

    I am looking into getting a Woma Python sometime this year. My question is, does anyone have experience with them? If so, what should expect along the lines of feeding, handling, temperament, etc.?

    I have researched countless numbers of care sheets and I consulted a few breeders, so i know how to properly care for them.

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  2. pyke

    pyke Active Member

    whats a woma?
    sorry i dont know much
     
  3. KKHerps

    KKHerps Elite Member

    A Woma Python is a species of python that inhabits central, southwestern, and western australia.
     
  4. aztec4mia

    aztec4mia Elite Member

    LOL, what care sheets and breeders did you look at and talk too that didn't have that info:D. I don't blame you there aren't to many good care sheets out for them. Woma's do better in a dryer enviroment as compared to other pythons likes burms and balls, it always amazed me at how clean my Woma would shed even with the low humidity.

    depending on what type of setup you are going to house it in (rack or cage) ambient temps can be low-mid 80's with a hot spot high 80's to 90(these are the temps i used on a 4' X 2' melimine cage i've read of higer temps being used though). I used a hide simply because when i didn't ahve one she would make her own under the newspaper. they are really some of the calmest snakes that i have ever owned, i have heard of some with nasty attitudes but i have never experianced any.

    they have a feeding response from **** though and it would be best to switch them over to f/t mice or rats as soon as possible. when i fed live to my woma, before she constricted the rat she would grab it and bang it around the cage a few times almost similar to what a monitor would do to a prey item. all in all they are really great snakes to own, keep reading up on them good info/books are out there you just have to look. google is your friend
     
  5. Cid

    Cid Elite Member

    good luck finding one for a decent price. some websites were selling them for around 1000 while a petstore i frequented and almost bought a woma would have cost me around 200 bucks. think of them as a desert python. feeding them f/t is a good idea as their not as "advanced" as our common pythons. some in the wild have been found with claw marks on their faces. aside from being from the desert, they are similar to ball pythons in feeding and if im correct length too. not exact, but similar. they would be a great snake to own and they are on the top of my snake wish list.
     
  6. jeepguy

    jeepguy Elite Member

    I have two womas that I bought as a breeding project. I am new to this site so please forgive me, but I don't know your experience level. The two I bought are junkyard dogs. The female is worse than the male in that she strikes as you walk by. They are hit or miss in my experience as far as attitude. The way I ended up with two mean snakes is rather easy and I just want to make you aware. I was told that they have a great temperament from the seller. I met him and saw the snakes which really didn't do much and were very easy to handle. I got them home put them in their enclosure and they warmed back up. The moral of the story is cold snakes are nice even if they are normally not. I keep my guys at 90 degrees at the warm end and they are thriving, but still want to rip your head off if they can. I fell for it and just want to give you the heads up. I don't know if it matters to you or not, but bring a temp gun if it does. It seems from your posts that you have everything else under control and I hope this helps with your purchase. Good luck.
    Gary
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