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
Ball Python Pet Care
Articles about how to properly care for a pet ball python. Topics covered include proper environmental conditions for pet pythons, feeding techniques and troubleshooting, advice on handling a ball python, photographs and facts about snake shedding, as well as details about ball python illnesses.
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
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?
What Causes Lethargy in Ball Pythons?
First off, if your ball python is behaving lethargically, which means that he or she is being sluggish or lazy compared to his or her usual self, take a breath and don't worry: chances are there's a completely healthy explanation for your ball … [Read more...] about What Causes Lethargy in Ball Pythons?
Why Did My Ball Python Bite Me?
There are three overarching reasons for a ball python biting or attempting to bite a human: temperament, stress, and mistaking a hand for food. Although overall, ball pythons are extremely docile creatures that are rarely ever aggressive, there are … [Read more...] about Why Did My Ball Python Bite Me?
Are Ball Pythons Aggressive?
Ball pythons are normally docile creatures that very rarely attack. Each ball python has a different temperament, however, and therefore, one particular ball python may be extremely aggressive in comparison to the norm. Whether or not a ball python … [Read more...] about Are Ball Pythons Aggressive?