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?
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.
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
Do Ball Pythons Shed in One Piece?
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?
Signs That a Ball Python is Going to Shed
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
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
How Long Do Ball Pythons Take 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 week … [Read more...] about How Long Do Ball Pythons Take to Shed?
Bump in the Night
Some ball python behaviour will look incredibly peculiar to pet owners, especially to those who have not had their pet snakes for very long. Although most behaviours look harmless, there are a few that may worry, startle, or even scare, pet snake … [Read more...] about Bump in the Night
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?
A few weeks ago, I spoke about how Havana seemed to have grown after her recent shed, which is something both Thomas and I had noticed, although we really didn't have any proof of it. It's very difficult to measure the size of snakes, especially when … [Read more...] about Havana’s Growth