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
Literally going out on a limb. … [Read more...] about Snake Acrobatics
Havana has been acting lethargic for about a week, and more recently, she's stopped waking up to roam around almost altogether. She's definitely doing this because she's going to shed in the next few days or weeks. Just before she went into this … [Read more...] about Havana Burrows
Ball Python Shedding Process
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 total. … [Read more...] about Ball Python Shedding Process
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
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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
Havana has not slept inside her hide since Thomas and I installed a heating mat directly beneath it, which occurred just a while before her last shed. At first, of course, I assumed the heat mat was the reason why she was sleeping outside, but since … [Read more...] about Sleeping Outside