Jungle Carpet Pythons are usually put on the "second tier" of snakes that are a little more involved to care for than ones typically considered starter snakes like ball pythons or corn snakes
. They are semi-arboreal, so need climbing space, and have more stringent humidity requirements or they will have difficulty shedding. They also are capable of growing quite large, depending on the bloodline. I've seen some of the pure Australian ones grow upwards of eight feet, but since most Jungle Carpet Pythons in captivity now are not pure-blooded (since Australia does not allow export, they're mixed with species from New Guinea and selectively bred for their bright coloration), they don't get that large - topping out around five or six feet, but you have to realize that they come from a genus of snakes which has members that are capable of getting quite large, so the potential for a decent size has to be considered when getting one.
I've have mixed experiences with them. Some that were very fussy feeders, and even preferred birds, and others that were no problem at all. I've had some that were perfectly calm, and others that were feisty and liked to bite. All in all though, they are very cool snakes, and once you get their husbandry down it is very easy to maintain. Almost all are captive bred
now, so finding a quality animal isn't too difficult.