Ball Python snake for sale
The handsome, sweet tempered Ball Python is one of the most favored and adored pet snakes!
The Ball Python Python regius is a very popular constrictor and perhaps the most popular pet snake. This is due to its small size, reasonable price, and docile nature. It is the smallest of the African python species. When disturbed, rather than displaying aggression it has a tendency to curl up in a tight ball as a defensive behavior. Thus it is commonly known as the Ball Python in the United States, though in Europe it is referred to as the Royal Python.
These are not as large as many of the other constricting snakes that are kept as pets. The Ball Python will typically reach 3 to 4 feet (.91 - 1.2 m) in length, although there are occasionally specimens that reach 5 feet (1.5 m). They have an attractive natural coloring, a dark brown background with broken irregular cream or yellowish patches. There are also many unusual color and pattern variations that occur naturally. This has inspired the breeding efforts of enthusiasts to develop these color morphs, with one of the most exiting and popular being the Albino Ball Python.
Ball Pythons have a passive nature. They are curious and gentle snakes that can make a good pet snake for the beginner. They are slow moving and rarely bite. Their temperament and willingness to be handled makes them easier for a child to hold, though you should always supervise children when they are handling them. They will typically live 20 to 30 years in captivity or longer. with one specimen reported to have lived for up to 48 years.
These snakes are commonly sold in pet stores and online. There are many captive bred specimens becoming more readily available, but many Ball Pythins are wild caught imports from the wilds of Africa. As they grow and are handled, they will become more tame and make wonderful pet reptiles.
There can be some challenges with these snakes, including heath problems when you first obtain one, and then some snakes will refuse to eat for prolonged periods of time. Common ailments they are susceptible to tending to affect imported snakes more so than captive bred. When choosing a snake look for one that is alert, has a well rounded body, and clean eyes and vent. Check for signs of respiratory problems, indicated by wheezing or bubbles around the nostrils. Also check for things like ticks and mites, mouth rot, and blister disease.is one of the most exiting and popular morphs being bred.
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