Isn't she just the cutest? ;) … [Read more...] about Snake Smile
Archives for February 2013
Ball pythons are supposed to shed in one complete piece (which includes the eye caps). They sometimes do not, however. When they do not, it is because they were not as hydrated as they needed to be before and during their shed, which happens only … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Shed in One Piece?
There are two sets of cues that will let you know that a ball python is in the impending shed stage, meaning that it's going to begin shedding its skin soon (roughly within the next week or two). These two sets of cues are behavioural cues and … [Read more...] about Signs That a Ball Python is Going to Shed
Havana has not slept inside her hide since Thomas and I installed a heating mat directly beneath it, which occurred just a while before her last shed. At first, of course, I assumed the heat mat was the reason why she was sleeping outside, but since … [Read more...] about Sleeping Outside
There are very few differences between male and female ball pythons. Aside from the obvious, which is that female ball pythons can lay eggs while male ball pythons cannot, the differences that exist between male and female ball pythons are very … [Read more...] about Differences Between Male and Female Ball Pythons
There are two parts to the shedding process: the impeding shed stage, and the actual skin-shedding stage. The impeding shed stage, which is the snake's preparation period for actually shedding it's skin, will take anywhere between just under a week … [Read more...] about How Long Do Ball Pythons Take to Shed?
Just to clarify, this snake isn't Havana, or even a ball python. This is a baby boa in a bowl. We saw her in the gift shop at the reptile zoo all curled up like this, and I thought she was too cute not to snap a picture of. … [Read more...] about Snake in a Cup
Some ball python behaviour will look incredibly peculiar to pet owners, especially to those who have not had their pet snakes for very long. Although most behaviours look harmless, there are a few that may worry, startle, or even scare, pet snake … [Read more...] about Bump in the Night