In the wild, ball pythons tend to live to be approximately 10 years of age. However, in captivity, where they have no predators and are well taken care of, on average they typically reach to be around 20-30 years old. One ball python was recorded … [Read more...] about How Long Do Ball Pythons Live?
Choosing Your Pet Python
Articles related to choosing a pet python. Topics covered include: the pros and cons of getting a ball python, convincing parents about buying a snake, the differences between male and female ball pythons, tips about where to buy your pet, details about ball python temperament, as well as suggestions for how to choose a pet ball python.
Why Are Female Ball Pythons More Expensive Than Male Ball Pythons?
The reason why female ball pythons are more expensive than males has to do with breeding. A single male can impregnate up to five female ball pythons per mating season. Thus, a breeder will really only need one male ball python for every 3 or 4 … [Read more...] about Why Are Female Ball Pythons More Expensive Than Male Ball Pythons?
Can I Tell My Ball Python’s Sex Without Popping or Probing?
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find out for certain which gender your ball python is without popping or probing your pet. Although there is a way of predicting whether an adult ball python is a male or a female by its size, this form of … [Read more...] about Can I Tell My Ball Python’s Sex Without Popping or Probing?
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?
Do Ball Pythons Make Good Pets?
Whether or not a ball python will make a good pet for you depends completely on the type of pet you are looking to have. If you're looking for a loyal, attention-seeking pet that will give you lots of affection and miss you while you're gone, you'd … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Make Good Pets?
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
How Can I Convince My Parents to Let Me Get a Pet Ball Python?
If you're a minor living at your parents' house, you'll need your parents' permission to get a pet. Although some parents are altogether against the idea of having a pet snake in the house, others may be convinced to try letting you have a snake with … [Read more...] about How Can I Convince My Parents to Let Me Get a Pet Ball Python?
Pros and Cons of Getting a Pet Ball Python
If you're wondering whether or not a ball python is the right pet for you, you'll likely find it much easier to decide after taking a look at a pros and cons list. Since it might be hard to predict what the pros and cons to owning a ball python are … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Getting a Pet Ball Python
Differences Between Male and Female Ball Pythons
There are very few differences between male and female ball pythons. Aside from the obvious, which is that female ball pythons can lay eggs while male ball pythons cannot, the differences that exist between male and female ball pythons are very … [Read more...] about Differences Between Male and Female Ball Pythons