Here in Toronto (the largest city in Canada) the sun currently rises at around 8 AM and sets just before 5 PM. In the month of December, therefore, Torontonians only get roughly 9 hours of sunlight. This of course changes in the summer, where the sun … [Read more...] about Early to Bed, Early to Rise
Archives for December 2012
Ball pythons, unlike dogs, have never been the most outgoing, attention-seeking pets. They're typically quite docile creatures who are reserved, yet will warm up to a person with enough handling and physical attention. Both females and males have … [Read more...] about Are Ball Pythons Shy?
A very merry Christmas from our little family to yours. Here's to hoping your day is full of love, given by those nearest and dearest to your heart. … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas to All!
Havana slept for about a week straight after she shed her skin. Although this wasn't her usual behaviour, as she normally wakes up in the middle of the night, roams around in her tank a bit, then falls back asleep, Thomas and I weren't very … [Read more...] about Growth Spurt
Snakes are notorious escape artists. Now, I've heard this said many times, but I always thought it was an over-exaggeration, primarily because I'd never had any first-hand experiences with it: until last night that is. Let me say right off the bat … [Read more...] about The Escape Artist
Snakes shed their skin for a variety of reasons. The most commonly known reason is that, as snakes grow in size, they shed their skin to make room for this growth. Snakes will also shed because their old skin has become worn out, and is therefore in … [Read more...] about Why Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?
Male ball pythons usually grow to be approximately 3-4 feet long (91-122 cm), while female ball pythons regularly grow to be 4-5 feet (122-152 cm). Some ball pythons have been recorded to grow to be just over 6 feet long (183 cm), but this is very … [Read more...] about How Large Do Ball Pythons Get?
Just hold her. She'll do the rest. … [Read more...] about How to Tie a Knot With a Ball Python
On Wednesday morning, after sleeping outside her hide for a week and a half, Havana finally shed her skin. She began at approximately 3:00 AM, and finished about an hour later. I was asleep, and Thomas was busy working away at his computer in his … [Read more...] about Slithering Out of Her Skin: Photographs of a Ball Python Shedding
When we first brought Havana home, Thomas and I gave her a few days alone in her enclosure to help her adjust to her new environment. Breeders often recommend letting snakes get used to their new home for about a week before taking them out to play … [Read more...] about My Pet Python’s Shoe Fetish