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 some of the illnesses and medical issues that ball pythons can require. Articles fall under the general category of ball python pet care.
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?
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 There Visible Symptoms of Salmonella in Snakes?
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?
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?