Pastel Pied Ball Python for sale
The panda pied ball python is not only one of the most striking of all ball python morphs, it is also one of the rarest with only three genuine examples in existence. It is not a true species but a colour morph of Python regius, a nonvenomous python species indigenous to Africa.
The stunning black and white colouration is the result of years of selective breeding, and while its true parentage is a closely guarded secret, it is believed to be using using a super black pastel morph and possibly a piebald morph or black pastel het pied
The panda pied ball python is considered to be one of the holy grails of the ball python world with the first panda pied python was bred in 2008 by Ian Gniazdowski from Outback Reptiles. Two more have since been produced by East Coast Reptile Breeders in 2012.
There have been a number of ball pythons advertised for sale as the panda pied colour morph but these are not the genuine article as the 'black' coloration is usually just a very dark morph or the ball pythons natural patterning.
All commercial colour morphs are the result of captive breeding programs and make excellent pets, because of their small size and their docile temperament. In their native habitat, In the wild, the diet of Python regius would usually consists of small mammals, such as African soft-furred rats, shrews and striped mice, however captive-bred pythons are best fed on frozen-thawed domestic rats and mice. Feeding live food to a snake can be dangerous for the snake involved and should never be attempted by inexperienced keepers.
Although panda pied ball python morph have only been around for a few years it is likely that they will grow as large as the true species. The females are larger with mature specimens growing to between 1-1.5 metres, while the males tend to reach up to around a metres. there are reports though of females reaching almost 2 metres in length.