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
Articles about feeding techniques and troubleshooting when ball pythons will not feed. All articles fall under the general umbrella of ball python pet care. Topics covered include live versus frozen/thawed, ball python growth in relation to meal size, feeding techniques, possible explanations for why a ball python is not eating, and details about when to worry about a ball python who is not eating.
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
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
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?
I've been trying to educate myself about ball python pet care since before Thomas and I adopted Havana, who is our first ball python, in late October of last year. Yet it seems that research, especially in this field, is quite difficult. The problem … [Read more...] about On Varying Opinions in the Ball Python Community
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
On Friday night we tried to feed Havana again, but this time she refused to eat. I knew she might not want to feed because she looked close to shedding, but I still wanted to give it a try in case she would have one more meal before it was time for … [Read more...] about Eating Troubles
Thomas and I fed Havana for the first time (since we got her) this past Friday. Three-year-old ball pythons are supposed to be eating large-sized rats, but I have a feeling her previous owner was only feeding her medium-sized rats or even mice, which … [Read more...] about First Feeding