Breed : Coastal Carpet Python (Australia)
Info : Mat is a young therapy snake (about 2 years old (Aug 2013)), but will grow to be a bulky 9 foot snake. He is growing quickly and is very strong. His movements belie his size. He is a gorgeous snake to look at too with silky smooth skin
Benefits : Therapy snakes give a 3 dimensional therapy experience : From the initial anticipation, and understandable caution (like waiting in line for a rollercoaster), therapy clients find the movement of a snake both relaxing and exciting (like the ride !!) When stroking the snake, they find him relaxing. Watching a snake is really quite fascinating, and invites conversation between participants. Therapy with a snake is amazing for enhancing and increasing confidence and self esteem !