Royal Python The Royal python, smallest of African pythons which is found on savannahs and woody plains. This python seldom reaches more than 5 feet in length. It's small size and gentle nature make it desirable as a pet. Captive bred rather than imported pets are encouraged to avoid exploitation of the pet trade. In the wild, this python is the favorite food to some tribes and are also slaughtered for their skins. It is one of the most widely sold snakes in the pet trade. They are considered threatened and we need to do our part to keep these snakes part of our planet.