Green Tree Python Fact Sheet

Class:

Reptilia

Order:

Squamata

Family:

Boidae

Genus:

Morelia

Species:

viridis

Life span:

10-20 years 

Egg Gestation:

Females will lay 6-30 eggs and hatch after about 50 days

Number of young at birth:

6-30

Age of maturity:

3 years

Size:

4-7 feet

Weight:

2-5 lbs

Size at birth:

11-14 in

 

Facts:

  • Hatchlings can be red, yellow, or blue when born and turn the vivid green color as they mature.
  • Found in tropical rainforests of  New Guinea, Australia, and Indonesia.
  • Eats birds, lizards and mammals
  • Spends almost their entire lives in the trees
  • Uses thermo sensory pits (heat sensors) on its jaw to track warm blooded prey.
  • Known to utilize strategy while hunting