Dwarf reticulated pythons are much smaller than the full-sized reticulated pythons, only reaching sizes of about 6 to 12 feet. Some, called super-dwarfs, only reach 6 to 8 feet, while most reach sizes of about 8 to 12 feet long.
In the wild, reticulated pythons can grow up to more than 20 feet and can weigh more than 250 pounds. Some varieties of these mainland pythons originated on small islands in Indonesia. These variations were much smaller and have been bred by python breeders to keep their size down, resulting in a much smaller python that is about half the size of the main variants. Males are typically a bit shorter than females, with males being on average about 9 feet, and females being on average 12 feet. Super-dwarfs are about a foot or two shorter.