This section of the website will give you all of the information needed to help get your hatchling Royal Pythons well established in captivity. Whether you're buying, or producing them yourself, this area of our site will offer all the information you need to know. This information is purely based on young specimens. For more information on caring for adult Royal Pythons, please see the Royal Python Care page.
Now that the rat pup is in place, gently place the snake down and observe to see what happens next. Often times they will thrash around in an attempt to remove the rat from its mouth. If this is the case, allow it to completely spit it out and try again, following the same process. Its worth noting that this can be a time consuming and frustrating task, and plenty of patience will be needed! We have found that once you place the snake down to observe, limiting movement is crucial and even the smallest movement can spook them, resulting in them spitting out the food.