Carpets are semi-arboreal pythons in nature. Some pythons tend to be nippy as young but can be tamed with some handling and patience. A rare exception is the Jungle Python which as adults can be slightly more aggressive than other species of Carpet Pythons. Carpet Pythons, as with all pythons, are non – venomous snakes. A about a week prior to the snake ‘sloughing’ its skin the eyes turn a milky white colour as the old skin separates from the new skin underneath. During this shedding period it is normal for your python to reject food. Carpets make great and easy captives. They are low maintenance and have good personalities, and most subspecies are a manageable size for anyone. Carpet Pythons have a life – span of 15 – 20 years.