Havana shed on Saturday night. Unfortunately, unlike the last time she shed her skin, this time we missed the actual shed. On Saturday night I stepped into Thomas' office at about 11 PM to put some more water on the towel above Havana's … [Read more...] about There’s Always Next Time
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My ball python's enclosure is glass with a metal wire lid that allows for plenty of ventilation. The issue with keeping a snake in an enclosure like this is that snakes, especially during shed, need high levels of humidity, and enclosures that … [Read more...] about Increasing Humidity Using a Wet Towel
Things have been fairly routine with Havana lately. Every couple of weeks, we offer her food, she refuses, then she goes back to doing her own thing for a couple of weeks, until we try again. She was fairly active until about a week ago, which is … [Read more...] about Going into Shed a Second Time
So you've decided that you're going to get a ball python but aren't quite sure which one to get. There are two ways of going about trying to determine exactly which ball python to take home with you, and although there's some middle ground, you'll … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Ball Python
Although a good number of reptiles, and pets in general, are infected with salmonella, it's actually quite near impossible to tell if your reptile has salmonella, as the visible symptoms are minuscule if they are at all noticeable. There are over … [Read more...] about Are There Visible Symptoms of Salmonella in Snakes?
Thomas and I took a trip to Reptilia, a reptile zoo in Vaughn, Ontario, just yesterday. There, we saw many reptiles we hadn't seen before (even some that I hadn't known existed). Of course there were a tonne of snakes in the reptile zoo, many … [Read more...] about A Trip to the Reptile Zoo
A few weeks ago, I spoke about how Havana seemed to have grown after her recent shed, which is something both Thomas and I had noticed, although we really didn't have any proof of it. It's very difficult to measure the size of snakes, especially when … [Read more...] about Havana’s Growth
Ball pythons themselves do not give off an odour. That being said, if an owner does not upkeep their ball python's vivarium, the enclosure will certainly begin to smell bad over time. These bad smells result from either urine or feces that have not … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Smell?
The snack that bites back. … [Read more...] about Snake Pretzel