Back in May, I posted an update on My Pet Python's Facebook page explaining why I no longer post to this website, the fact that I actually no longer have Havana, and why I sadly had to say goodbye to her. I thought I should probably post a copy to … [Read more...] about Update: Why I no longer post & had to say goodbye to Havana
The Ultimate Ball Python Feeding Troubleshooting Guide
Ball pythons are quite notorious for refusing to eat. In fact, feeding problems are by far the most common amongst ball python owners. More often than not, there is absolutely no problem with the care a ball python owner is giving to their pet. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Ball Python Feeding Troubleshooting Guide
Do Ball Pythons Sleep?
Ball pythons have no eyelids, so unlike humans and animals that close their eyes while they sleep, it can be difficult to tell when a ball python is really asleep. That being said, ball pythons do sleep, and normally for quite a long time. It's not … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Sleep?
Can I Pet My Ball Python?
Yes, you most certainly can pet your ball python. Snake scales go in one direction, and you should always pet with and not against the grain of their scales. This means that you should be petting in a downward motion from the direction of their head … [Read more...] about Can I Pet My Ball Python?
On Ball Pythons Losing Teeth
If your ball python has recently lost teeth, don't worry in the least. Ball pythons frequently lose their teeth when biting, certainly more frequently than one notices, and they do grow back. New teeth are always waiting and ready to come in when old … [Read more...] about On Ball Pythons Losing Teeth
Can a Ball Python Lay Eggs Without Mating?
***I received an email from a boy named Gwen last night which asked something similar to this question. Unfortunately, the email address he typed into the contact form must have been mistyped because it does not work, so I'm responding with this … [Read more...] about Can a Ball Python Lay Eggs Without Mating?
I Think My Pet Ball Python Is Trying to Eat Me
The short and long of the matter is that although your ball python technically may have been trying to eat you (say if you smelled like his or her dinner and he or she was pretty hungry), it's physically impossible for a ball python to actually eat a … [Read more...] about I Think My Pet Ball Python Is Trying to Eat Me
How Do Snakes Smell Things?
Unlike humans, who use their noses to smell the air and objects around them, snakes use their forked tongues in order to smell. By flicking their tongues, snakes are able to pick up the tiny particles in the air that will eventually be perceived … [Read more...] about How Do Snakes Smell Things?
Do Ball Pythons Have to Sleep in a Hide?
Ball pythons feel most comfortable in cozy, dark spaces, where they have just enough space for themselves and a little extra wiggle room to spare. Typically, a ball python will prefer a tighter fit than a larger space, but there must be a bit of … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Have to Sleep in a Hide?
Will Ball Pythons Eat Another Ball Python?
Some snakes, like king snakes for example, are extremely cannibalistic and will eat any other snake, including ones that larger than them. Although rarer than with other snakes, ball pythons have at times been known to be cannibalistic. A ball … [Read more...] about Will Ball Pythons Eat Another Ball Python?