About Ball Pythons
Do you have questions about feeding your pet snake? Want to know how often to feed your ball python to ensure proper health and growth? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Let me start by answering the question at hand, and then I’ll talk to you about the ball python care guide you need to read. So, how often should you feed your snake? Weekly is a good rule of thumb for ball python feeding. You can feed babies a little more often than that, and you can feed adults a little less often. But in general, weekly feeding is a good schedule to aim for.
Here’s something else to keep in mind. Your ball python will “decide” how often you can feed it successfully. These snakes can be finicky, when it comes to eating. They also tend to fast (stop eating) during the colder months. Sometimes they do this, and sometimes they don’t.
If there’s one thing I can say about these snakes, it’s that they always keep you guessing! I have kept nine different species of snakes, and the ball pythons (for me) were the least predictable.
Feed as often as the snake allows, but no more than weekly.
So I usually tell people to feed their ball pythons as often as possible, but never any more than once a week. There may be times when your snake refuses several meals in a row, so you’ll be lucky to get one meal in for the whole month. It happens. And most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. If a ball python is healthy, and it’s kept in the proper conditions, it will resume eating again.
How often to feed a ball python is the easiest question to answer. In fact, I just answered it above. The harder question is: “What do I do when my ball python refuses to eat?” This is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Creating a proper environment for your snake is the key to solving this problem. That’s why I’ve included an entire chapter on feeding. So, if you want to know how I’ve kept my ball pythons feeding steadily over the years, download the care guide today.