Adorable Little Carpet Pythons
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Over the past couple of months we have shared quite a few images of female Carpet Pythons sitting on eggs.
Unfortunately, sometimes these Carpet Pythons don't always choose the best locations for egg deposition and incubation, and we are called out to remove them. After we carefully remove the mother and her eggs, they are taken into care for incubation.
Over the past few weeks, we have begun to see a lot of adorable little Carpet Pythons emerge from the eggs. We have even had some sets of twins!
As explained in previous posts (https://www.enviroblog.net/blog/what-is-this-carpet-python-hiding-inside-the-retaining-wall), female Carpet Pythons will incubate their eggs for roughly 2 months. During this time, she won't eat and will only ever move off the eggs to bask in the sun close by and return the heat to the eggs. She will also curl around the eggs and shiver to generate heat, this is known as shivering thermogenesis. Once the young begin to hatch and disperse, there is no further parental care.
For more information please check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia_spilota