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Many of these pythons fall victim to the 'diamond syndrome', which begins in the early years of adulthood. The symptoms include respiratory illness, very brittle and weak bones, and soft, flabby skin. To prevent this from happening, juveniles need to be given vitamin D, E, and calcium supplements.

Diamond Pythons should be kept in temperatures in the low 70's, with a basking spot at roughly 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity should be between 65% and 75%. The substrate should remain dry at all times. A large water bowl for soaking and drinking should also be included in a Diamond Python habitat.

Diamond Pythons should be fed rats, mice and other small animals. The Diamond Python can swallow prey much larger than its head, do to the ability of the jawbones to separate. The body can also swell to accommodate large food.

The Diamond Python is an egg layer. To help breeding, the ambient temperature should be gradually brought down to 50 degrees. A basking spot should still be available. After maintaining low temperatures for several months, the temperature should be slowly brought back up, and the male should be introduced. During this warm up period, the male should not be fed. If successful breeding has occurred, the female will shed her skin and lay between 15 and 25 eggs. Eggs should be incubated at 88 degrees, and will hatch in roughly 50 days. Juveniles should be fed pink mice, and will develop color at six months of age. They will reach maturity in roughly four to five years.

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