Ball pythons are one of the most popular pet snakes. They are great for beginners because of their small size and docile nature. While they can be a bit shy at times, they are generally very friendly, easy to care for, and come in a remarkable variety of colors and patterns.
Other Animal Facts
Originally yellow, brown and black; now comes in a large variety of colors and patterns
Needs a temperature gradient of 80-85°F on the cool side and 90-95°F on the warm side
Ball Pythons are very docile animals and are comfortable being handled.
Eats baby mice and rats when young, adult mice and small rats when full grown. (Do not handle for 36 hours after feeding.)
Needs a cage with enough room to comfortably move around. Keep a hide box in both the warm and cool side of the cage.
Size & Lifespan
Adults are 3-4 feet in length. Can live 20-30 years.