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Laurie - 2011-01-02
I have a question, my husband andIi have Recently been given a 6 year old RTB. We have been feeding her jumbo rats every two weeks. But it does not seem like they are enough, should we start feeding her rabbits? And if so what size?

Jay - 2010-12-31
I know for breeding ball pythons the recommended age is 2-3 years and a recommended weight of 1500g. What is it for these boas?

I have an almost 3 year old colombian boa that is 800g (a little small due to some feeding issues).

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Dawn Epstein - 2010-12-15
My son found a banded water snake, it is about 10 inches long and very docile. We have had him almost 2 weeks, have aquatic tank with heater etc. He will not eat. We have tried small feeder fish and crickets, any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Austin - 2010-12-28
    If your tank is completely aquatic then you'll need to change that because it will cause blisters ..what you may want to try is putting the snake in a small container filled with a little bit of water and some guppies and put it in a dark area for a bit- this is how I have have gotten a lot of snakes to eat also if it's a water heater then that might be stressing him out they should have a warm and cool side so he can move if it gets too hot.. if he is in a completely aquatic heated tank that may be what is stressing him out if he still won't eat then try to feed him by hand- grab him behind the head and push the fish into the mouth and he should swallow it then you might try the other way again .. if this still doesn't work you may want to try worms ((preferably from a bait shop so you don't take risks of them having been exposed to yard chemicals)) or small frogs a cage filled with bark chips or dirt with a hide and a water bowl would suffice as long as it wont be getting too cold since they are a more temperate species.
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J.A.R. - 2010-02-21
Hi, I have 3 snakes in total. I have 1 creamcicle albino corn snake. His name is Crush. He's about 3 years old and I rescued him from a bad home a couple months ago. He is a great snake, very friendly and fun cuz he is so curious, LOL. I also have an albino/motley cornsnake, which was a great find for 20$. Her name is Sunkist cuz her orange marking are so bright. And last but not least, my ball python, Baller. He is about a year old. I think they get a bad rep because some ppl just don't know how to handle them and get in over their heads. But anyways, I love my snakes, specially my corns cuz I always get a reaction from ppl cuz of their beautiful colors. They are so fun and I wouldn't change them for the world...

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  • Cat - 2010-12-26
    Hey! We adopted our corn snake last January & she's a doll! She is about 36 inches long & a classy lady. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours.
  • Donna - 2010-12-27
    I have a 3 year old albino snow corn who has not eaten in 3 weeks. I usually feed him a frozen mouse approx. every other week. I am unemployed and can't afford a vet. Any suggestions?
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candice - 2010-04-12
Hey all! I just bought my honey a columbian boa, we named her nina and she's beautiful! Although she's not his first, she's my first snake and I have to admit it was difficult to watch her eat her first mouse here at home. I've since gotten use to the routine feedings but my only worry is my cat mario who I treat like my own child. Will nina get big enough one day to want to eat him or will she recognize him as family? What do you think?

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  • mike - 2010-05-09
    Snakes react instinctively,they do not discern any differences between a family pet and prey.
  • razor - 2010-11-02
    Yes the boa will get big enough to eat a house cat. Even at 5 foot it could still kill the cat just not eat. And mike is right a snake is solitary and it won't be like hey my Mommy likes you so I won't eat you.
  • Kristen - 2010-11-12
    I know some people who feed their boas young pigs and everyone else feeds bunnies. It will easily get big enough to eat your cat and it will if let roam with the cat loose. Snakes sense heat and will not tell the difference between a cat and a bunny. When I used to hand feed my baby, she could not tell the difference between my hand and her mouse. Be cautious when it starts to get into the 7ft+ size. One that is 5 ft probably would not constrict a cat because it would still be way too big for it to eat anyway. But just be careful.
  • RANDY - 2010-12-21
    What's up dude first of all love to name whoop whoop and to your? It depends on the snake and how often you let the two of them chill together but all in all you just never know.
Tammy - 2010-09-23
I have a RTB named Houdina, I rescued her from being let lose in the middle of October in Missouri. I have had her now almost 5 years and she is the biggest baby you will ever see. When I say the biggest baby, I'm not joking. She is now 6 years-old and is 9 1/2ft long and is 75lbs. This past year I bred her to my 3 years Peruvian male and got 35 beautiful babies out of her. I was excited since this was her first clutch and I only got 2 slugs. I know most people out there are a little shy with the fact that this guys get to be so larger,but to tell the truth I wouldn't ever give her up. She is the sweetest snake and I have no problem even letting little kids around her. The reason I am sharing my story of my baby, is let all of you out there know, that out of all the big snakes out there, you can't go wrong with a Red-Tail Boa.

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  • Georgette Tso - 2010-12-13
    Hi Tammy,
    I am doing a project on Red-Tailed boas, and you seem like a nice person with tons of experience with this breed of snakes. If you don't mind, could you please reply to this comment or send me an e-mail with your answers to my questions?
    -How often do you feed your snake meat?
    -Do you feed Houdina live animals?
    -What kind of animals do you feed your snake?
    -Will Houdina eat dead animals (as in strips of chicken)?
    -Will Houdina eat vegetables/nuts/fruits or anything that is not meat?
    -What do you think will happen if you put a Red-Tailed boa on a vegetarian diet?
    Thank you so much. Please don't feel like you need to answer ALL of these questions. My e-mail address is
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
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David Corpus - 2010-08-22
Albino Ball Pythons are $500.00 and less now (2010.) A good piece of advice to get a normal Ball Python first. After you keep it alive and healthy for over a year, feel free to get an albino.

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  • Chad Willis - 2010-09-12
    Hello I need to find a female albino ball python for around $200.
  • Nickcole - 2010-12-12
    Hello, sorry to bother you but i just wanted to see if you know of anyone who sells albino and / or phiebald ball pythons at a good price. My husband, daughter and i love reptiles and want to expand our collection. Right now we have 4 monitors, 3 bearded dragons, 1 ball python, 1 sand boa, 2 rosie boas, 1 albino bermise python, (2 dogs, 4 cats and a hamster (not reptiles but we still love them)) - we would love to get a pair of albino pythons and a pair of phiebald ball pythons. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
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eva - 2010-12-04
I have 2 red tails and they love to bathe!

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Kasmira - 2010-11-07
My python, Akaesha, is 4months old and my first snake...I love her and she has only refused one meal because she was shedding. She is a great snake and allows me to handle her before and after eating too, and anytime I wish really. Usually after eating she'll just crawl to me and I'll put her somewhere warm. I'm just wondering it normal for them to pee, poo, and shed in their water dish? I mean she has 2 of them on either side of her tank and it's not like I'm complaining of the self-potty training, it makes for easy clean up. I just want to know if its expected behaviour. Also, if I want to have her and a male as a breeding pair, how long should I wait before I introduce her to her life long companion? Should he be older or younger and by how much? I appreciate any helpful responses. Thanks everyone :)

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  • Lynn - 2010-11-09
    Yeah actually Ball Python's prefer to defecate in their water bowls!
  • Kitty - 2010-11-18
    I have a ball python that is about a year old. I have only had cleo for about a month. The pet store does not know if it is female or male. Someone said possibly female. Cleo is a little more than 12 inches long. I feed it about 3 fuzzies a week, but it seems to want more. If you can give me any comments, i would appreciate it. I love her and she loves to crawl around on my laptop when it is on. Should i try to feed her 4 fuzzies a week or keep it to 3? Thanks. . .
  • Anonymous - 2010-11-28
    I don't know about the breeding thing, but I have a 3 year old ball python and he has always "relieved" himself in his water bowl. Just make sure and clean it as soon as you see it. I hope this helped :)
Reilly - 2010-11-24
The python stories are really wonderful to read...Pythons need to be handled with a lot of care...The information on your site was really useful and just the right information.


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