Ball Python–is famous snake in this world. Ball pythons are generally a little shy, but they make for an ideal prisoner, because they are of small size, very friendly, easy to care for. Ball pythons are native of central and western Africa, and thrive in this warm tropical regions. They are known as the royal python in many parts of the world and respected in some regions in Africa.
This snake-threatening when they roll themselves into a tight ball, tucking their head inside their coils. Young Ball Python grows about a foot a year for three years. They can live for a long time with proper care. life expectancy to about 50 years, but generally 30 years. Ball Python is somewhat famous for refusing to be fed, but many believe that this is a much larger problem with wild caught specimens. In addition, wild caught snakes tend to be very stressed when captured.
Ball Python Body Size
Ball python hatchling about 10 inches in length. Adult female ball pythons average of 3 to 5 meters, and a ball python adult males on average 2 to 3 feet in size. This is a species in which adult females are usually much larger than males. A 5-foot ball python is considered large, although the length of 6 feet or more have been reported.
Ball Python Temperament
Ball pythons are generally shy and will spend much of their time hiding. Your ball python may initially be seen as a threat and you have to learn who you are. The goal is to build trust between you and the snake.
Ball Python Food
Feed your ball python an appropriately sized rat weekly. “Right size” means the prey item that is no larger in circumference than the circumference of the largest ball python. Ball pythons can eat rats from the time they are young – starting off with rat pups or “crawlers” at first and move up in size as they grow. Do not hold your ball python for at least a day after meals, as this can lead to regurgitation. Ball pythons can be fed mice frozen / thawed or pre-killed. Never leave a live rodent unattended with any snakes, because they can injure the snake.
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