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 handling pet ball pythons. These articles fall under the general category of ball python pet care. Topics covered include washing hands before and after handling, explanations for why a ball python may bite, instructions for moving a pet, and details about when not to handle a pet ball python.
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
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
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?
On Varying Opinions in the Ball Python Community
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
Are Ball Pythons Shy?
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?
My Pet Python’s Shoe Fetish
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
How Dangerous is a Snake With Salmonella?
As I stated in the previous article, it's a good idea to wash your hands after handling a snake or anything in its enclosure. This is because reptiles and amphibians are often hosts to salmonella. Washing your hands prevents you from getting infected … [Read more...] about How Dangerous is a Snake With Salmonella?