Best Ball Python morphs
The other day I was looking on the internet for a good Ball Python care sheet. To me, I think a good care sheet explains the best you can offer your snake, and not what will just “get them by”. Of the hundreds of care sheets I found, there were so many consistent errors that made me wonder, “Has anyone actually studied these animals ?”
Today we’re going to talk about the top three misconceptions that are commonly found in Ball Python care sheets.
The first is the suggestion to keep a Ball Python in a fishtank. There is much debate over the correct size of the fishtank to keep your snake in. Unfortunately, there are few care sheets out there advising Ball Python owners to avoid keeping their snakes in fishtanks. The truth of the matter is simple – Ball Pythons should not be kept in fishtanks, since they are not fish.
Many breeders are aware of what is required, but most breeders today use elaborate rack and wall systems. It is the Ball Python pet owner who is suffering with a lack of guidance. As a good example of this problem, walk no further then your local pet store. The store employee will tell you that the fishtank is okay for a Ball Python, “Look there is even a snake on the picture, ” they say. Ask the clerk if they own a Ball Python and most often the answer is no. Fishtank’s are easily available and don’t cost very much money, so what is the better enclosure? I’m glad you asked (you did ask, right?). The correct enclosure for a Ball Python must have a few characteristics. It must lock, be moisture resistant and it must be able to retain both heat and humidity. This leads me into the second most common misconception.