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 that relate to facts about snakes in general, or ball pythons in specific. Articles include facts about: ball python length and size, the shedding process of snakes, salmonella in relation to snakes, differences between male and female ball pythons, and normal ball python behaviour.
Do Ball Pythons Sleep?
Ball pythons have no eyelids, so unlike humans and animals that close their eyes while they sleep, it can be difficult to tell when a ball python is really asleep. That being said, ball pythons do sleep, and normally for quite a long time. It's not … [Read more...] about Do Ball Pythons Sleep?
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
Can a Ball Python Lay Eggs Without Mating?
***I received an email from a boy named Gwen last night which asked something similar to this question. Unfortunately, the email address he typed into the contact form must have been mistyped because it does not work, so I'm responding with this … [Read more...] about Can a Ball Python Lay Eggs Without Mating?
How Do Snakes Smell Things?
Unlike humans, who use their noses to smell the air and objects around them, snakes use their forked tongues in order to smell. By flicking their tongues, snakes are able to pick up the tiny particles in the air that will eventually be perceived … [Read more...] about How Do Snakes Smell Things?
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?
How Long Do Ball Pythons Live?
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?
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?