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Very nice looking, and even better that he's straight into his food.
I've had one for a while and he's very eccentric with food: gently puts his mouth around it several times from all angles before finally going in for the swallow. Good thing is that if he's hungry when handling, he just does the gentle mouth thing to my hand, so a nice way of finding out...
 

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Very nice looking, and even better that he's straight into his food.
I've had one for a while and he's very eccentric with food: gently puts his mouth around it several times from all angles before finally going in for the swallow. Good thing is that if he's hungry when handling, he just does the gentle mouth thing to my hand, so a nice way of finding out...
My ball python will try and eat the food from the side and slowly angle himself to the tip to eat it.
 

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They grow to a maximum of 5ft (150cm) though most are around the 4ft mark
Am I right in thinking Cape York鈥檚 are amongst the biggest,
then spotted,
and childreni/stimsons a fair bit smaller In comparison?

Deviation from the norm could infer some mixing of species (?), although more probably a reflection of feeding regime?
 

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I haven't noticed or heard much difference in size between cape yorks and 'normal' spotteds in all honesty.

But yes in decreasing order of size:
Maculosa
Stimsoni stimsoni
Stimsoni orientalis
Childreni
Sp. Pygmy banded
Perthensis

Not much difference between the stimsons and children's.
 
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