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Urist likes pythons for their great size.


Python - Python man - Giant python

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Non-Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 40 cm3
Mid: 50,000 cm3
Max: 200,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 10-30
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x2)

Food items

Meat 4
Fat 3
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 10
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small snake found in the trees. It kills its prey by using its long body to constrict them.

Pythons are a little strange: while their description claims that they are a "small snake" that lives in trees, the actual creature is 200,000 cm3 in size, the size of a grizzly bear, and some dwarves prefer them for their "great size". Pythons are easily the largest species of snake in the game once they grow out - at half their size, anacondas are a very distant second - but even so, lacking a [LARGE_PREDATOR] tag, they will flee contact with your dwarves. The actual pythons you will encounter in the wild will seldom reach their full size, however, as they continue to grow until they are twenty years old, and pythons only live to be ten to twenty years old ([MAXAGE:10:20]).

Lacking the ability to breed, pythons cannot be used to fill out your egg farms except on an individual basis (they also have a very low pet value). They do happen to be very good swimmers, however.