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tomika - 2010-03-01
?how can you tell if it is a boy or girl? Please tell me how can I find out.


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  • Dave B - 2010-03-16
    Ball Python sexing is relatively easy. All pythons and boas have anal spurs. The spurs are a claw-like structure located about 2" - 3" from the tip of the tail. Male ball pythons have longer spurs than females. There is a theory that the spurs are evolutionary remnants of hind legs! Male pythons also tend to have smaller heads than females.
  • Dustin Turner - 2010-04-21
    Sexing is best done by somebody with experience. With that said there are two common ways to determine the sex of your ball python.

    #1 - Probing: Probing is done with an appropriately sized stainless steel rod with a rounded end. You first sterilize the rod. Then you lubricate the rod with preferably KY Jelly, or Vaseline. Then you insert the rod SLOWLY into the vent of the snake gently pushing the rod toward the tail until you feel resistance. DO NOT push the rod past this point! Now with your thumbnail mark how deep the rod went into the vent before resistance was felt. Now slowly pull the rod out keeping the spot marked on the rod, and lay it on the snakes tail to compare it to the amount of scales down the tail. If the length inserted is equal to no more that 2 to 4 scales ( typically 3 ) then the ball python is female. If it is more ( typically 7 or 8 ) then it is a male. Now you must remember to remove any lube that may be left on the snake.

    The second method is popping which is to manually force the snake to show their hemipenes. This method is easy to perform if done properly, but is easiest to learn if taught in person by somebody with experience.
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john gamble - 2010-02-27
I have an Albino corn that is now 16. My daughters friend purchased it when pencil size. I am a retired Biology teacher and had it in class until I retired. It loves being handled and only bit me once when I stupidly handled it after changing my mice bedding. He is housebroken and every few days I let him drik from the sink then place into the shower and it goes withing 5 minutes. Sanitize the floor and away you go.He loves being handled. Great snake pet.

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billy darnaby - 2010-01-16
Try puting a blanket in his tank. I put one in with my corn snake and he won't come out of it.

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Tony - 2010-01-06
I really want a snake but my parents won't allow me. They are such cool critters which shouldn't be feared or pictured as mercilous and mindless hunters.

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Samantha - 2009-12-27
we have two corn snakes, scarlet is a 3.5 foot butter corn and damion is a 6.3 foot red albino. we also have two ball pythons and a sand boa. they make excellent pets!




























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Mz Bundy - 2009-12-19
After helping my older sister care for her 3 RTB's she finally bought me one this year as a newborn. Right off the bat she's shown great companionship, nestling in my hair all day, She's now 6 months old and I cant wait for the many of years to come. I named her Bella Morte, "beautiful dead".

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Autumn - 2009-12-06
I just was given a boa from my Bio teacher, I named him Garfunkel. He's so friggin cute!

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Anonymous - 2009-12-04
I got my rtb about 3 years ago and she was a year old when I got her. She never gets the grey color I see in others, she is just that red color all over, even her head.
She's a bit moody and I don't let many ppl hold her cuz if you move the wrong way she will bite. I've been bitten once but she's tried many times (most of it was my fault). She is about 7 foot now, her name is rainboa :P. The main thing I don't like about her is she will not sit still, she moves everywhere!

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brandon - 2009-11-22
My fauther got one, now I got one!

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Dave Snyder - 2009-11-15
It was good to hear of someone else who appreciates these beauties (Riana)! I've got 3 now. I have them in a large cage in my classroom (I teach 6th Grade Science). The kids absolutely love them as do I. From researching them, I've found that many die prematurely due to their diet and/or not having the enough humidity. I've only had mine for two months and I am trying as much as possible to vary their diet. However, crickets are the most readily available. But from what I understand it is best to feed them younger crickets with a soft/or no exoskeleton and to gut-load them with a mix of cricket food,collard greens and carrots. Please share any info you have too so we all have a better chance of keeping these guys alive.

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