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 related to ball python shedding. Articles fall under the general category of ball python pet care. Topics covered include: the length of time it takes for a ball python to shed, how frequently they will shed, what the ball python shedding process is like, as well as signs to look for that reveal a ball python will be going into shed soon. Articles also contain many pictures of ball pythons in pre-shed and during shed.
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 … [Read more...] about On Varying Opinions in the Ball Python Community
The ball python shedding process consists of two parts: the impending shed stage, and the actual skin-shedding stage. The impending shed stage, or the pre-shedding process, takes anywhere between just under a week to two or three weeks in … [Read more...] about Ball Python Shedding Process
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
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 … [Read more...] about How Long Do Ball Pythons Take to Shed?
Havana shed on Saturday night. Unfortunately, unlike the last time she shed her skin, this time we missed the actual shed. On Saturday night I stepped into Thomas' office at about 11 PM to put some more water on the towel above Havana's … [Read more...] about There’s Always Next Time
Things have been fairly routine with Havana lately. Every couple of weeks, we offer her food, she refuses, then she goes back to doing her own thing for a couple of weeks, until we try again. She was fairly active until about a week ago, which is … [Read more...] about Going into Shed a Second Time
On Wednesday morning, after sleeping outside her hide for a week and a half, Havana finally shed her skin. She began at approximately 3:00 AM, and finished about an hour later. I was asleep, and Thomas was busy working away at his computer in his … [Read more...] about Slithering Out of Her Skin: Photographs of a Ball Python Shedding