GTP care sheet

Before and after your chondro Arrives
caging
Chondro labels and achronyms
choosing your chondro
feeding
your first chondro

The following guide includes many topics about owning chondros into a single piece of literature. Written by Matt Morris & David Newman.

While there are many “learn-as-you-go” species of reptiles, green tree pythons are not one of them. Because they have specific husbandry demands, you will need to ask yourself several questions before buying your first chondro:

  • How familiar am I with common chondro terminology?
  • What research have I done about the basic husbandry needs of chondros?
  • Where will I buy my first chondro?
  • Do I have the time and resources to devote to this species?

Although chondros aren’t difficult to keep, you can’t skip or skimp on key husbandry elements. Doing so will lead to health complications. And even though the cost of USCB animals has decreased, there are still high costs associated with the snake, reliable equipment, and the right enclosure. Don’t cut corners with your animal or equipment; it will likely cost you more money and heartache in the long run. The best advice is to be patient, do research, and prepare for this new commitment long before your chondro arrives. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that every animal has its own “personality.” By taking time to learn to read an animal’s behavior, your enjoyment and success with chondros will surely follow