Diamond Python

Diamond Python

Diamond Python

Check out Australia Zoo’s Diamond Python!

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but here at Australia Zoo, diamond pythons are some of our best mates! Diamond pythons are closely related to the commonly recognised carpet python.  They are black in colour with cream or yellow, diamond-shaped blotches covering the entire length of their body. They are the most cold adapted python in the world.


Diamond Python head in detail coming from the right with greenery in the background.


Being a python, they are non-venomous.  They constrict their prey in order to kill it and then consume it whole.


Diamond Python head in detail coming from the left with greenery in the background.


These pythons live in the coastal areas of New South Wales and are an arboreal species.  They are expert tree climbers and perfectly camouflage in forest and woodland areas.  Just like other pythons, they are carnivorous.  Possums, rodents, bird and bats are their most common meal of choice.


Diamond Python laying on a rock with body covering all of it.


Diamond pythons are commonly found living in suburban environments and are great for keeping unwanted rodents under control.  You-beauty!

  • Class of animal icon


  • Genus of animal icon


  • Species of animal icon

    spilota spilota

  • height of animal icon

    2 - 3 metres

  • weight of animal icon

    4 - 10 kilograms

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  • gestation of animal icon

    55 - 60 days