Liasis Savuensis 'Savu Python'

Liasis Savuensis, a.k.a. Savu Python is a small python from the island Sawu which belongs to Indonesia and is located in the Sawu north west of Australia. The Savu Python is a fairly new species in captivity while it was first imported in 1993 by VPI.

Liasis Savuensis has a dark brown base color and is speckled with black blotches. Liasis Savuensis - Savu PythonFemales normally are darker then the males. This species is know for there bright white eyes, this is why they are also known as White Eyed Python. When born this species has a bright orange/red color which changes into brown after approximately a year. The average length of this species is 120 till 140cm.

The Savu Python can be kept in a vivarium of 100x50x50cm or in a rack system. Because this species tends to be shy I prefer keeping them in a rack because it let's them feel more secure. Provide them with a hot spot of 33 till 35 degrees celcius and a cool side of 23 till 24 degrees celcius. Liasis Savuensis does not like to be kept very hot so they like to lay in a spot that has a temperature of 26 till 28 degrees.

Liasis Savuensis can be fed with mice or small rats. Make sure you do not overfeed them because they can turn fat easily. While fed once every 10 till 14 days there should not be a problem.

Liasis Savuensis - Savu PythonThe Savu Python is very sensitive for mouth rot so make sure the bedding doesn't stay to damp for a long time and make sure you keep the cage very clean. When you think an animal has mouth then take them to the vet a.s.a.p. The vet usually will give you a antibiotic which should cure the disease. When the snake has a bad case of mouth rot the treatment and healing can take several months.

Liasis Savuensis is a species that is not hard to breed when you have captive born specimens. wild caught or farm bred specimens are known to be very difficult to breed. Provide the animals with a cooling period of 2 till 3 months which usually starts in november. This depends if you are living in the northern or southern hemisphere. After this cooling period the male can be placed in the females vivarium on a regular schedule of 3 till 4 weeks. After a few months the female will ovulate and lay 10 till 15 eggs.

Photos used in this care sheet are not from my animals.