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Shelby Pumasaurus Gross - 2012-07-10
I have another question. Most everyone tells me ball pythons grow to be between 3-5 Ft, but I have heard rumors saying they can get up to 10 Ft. Is this true for some ball pythons depending on how they have been fed?

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Shelby Pumasaurus Gross - 2012-07-06
I just bought a Ball Python today. She moved around quite a lot while in the bowl. Then after we got home I put the bowl in the tank under the lamp so she could calm down, and when she did I placed her in the actual tank and took away the bowl. It's been 45 mins and she is still in the same position with her head curled under her. She IS breathing, so she isn't dead. Is this normal? (I know they take a while to adjust, but shouldn't she be exploring?)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-06
    It takes a couple days to just adjust.  You lived in one place and were used to the sounds and smells.  Then you got placed in a bowl and went for a car ride.  Then you got moved again and you are just wiped out.  She is just resting and trying to figure out where she is before she starts doing any exploration.
  • Shelby Pumasaurus Gross - 2012-07-10
    Thank you. She is doing fine now. It's been four days and she LOVES to get out and explore. I've been holding her a few times a day for short periods and she seems to have relaxed. I was getting frustrated though, because I was told to feed her Monday morning and she wouldn't eat. She wasn't even interested, but I stayed strong and remained calm. I finally got her to eat that evening. She had no problems whatsoever. :)
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Anonymous - 2012-07-02
I have a ball python he is about 2ft long and I am having issues keeping his tank warm. I have a hot rock and a heat light. The last time he ate was fathers day and I have tried feeding him and he will not eat. Please help I'm about to try puting a heat pad in the tank.

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  • hankypanky56 - 2012-07-02
    Never use a heat rock! They will burn your animal, definitely don't want that to happen. Heat lights are fine I guess, I prefer to use UTHs (heat pad) but don't put that IN the tank stick it under. That should be fine. As for feeding just try different options, it is normal for them to fast but as long as you take care of him well you will be okay.
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Liz Lewis - 2012-06-26
hi could any 1 tell me what light or heating u use for a 10 months old bora in a 3ft viv

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-26
    Repti-Glow light is a great choice for lighting.  Do not use any ground heating sources as this can dry your snake out.  An infrared heating source at the top of cage works best.  Make sure to have a guard around it to make sure the snake doesn't getr burned.
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jeff - 2012-06-14
I have two of these, a male and a female, my male is six feet long at the time. The female is a tri-color with a slightly larger head than the male. The female is also more aggressive than the very laid back male I have but still very tame.

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HAVASI LÁSZLÓ - 2012-05-27
Hello: I live in Hungary! I, too, escaped from the snake, he slept in the cool behind the toilet. Does not go far because of the unknown place! Just be careful not to stand on. He misses the water, can be found there!

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Marsha C. Mais - 2012-05-24
So, exactly 1 week ago, I bought a Snow Corn that I named Rexx, since the labeling said it was a male. Hadn't had the chance to pop him to confirm since he's milked me twice in attempt. Anyways, I want to say he was a hatching since he was very tiny, about 4 or 5 inches long and as thin as a pencil. I put him in the same vivarium with our older female Albino Corn, Phoenix, who is about 2 feet long and as thick as my thumb. Anyways, last night, I saw Rexx climbing the top edge of the tank, which has a VERY secure lid. That is his normal behavior thus far since he was very active from the start. This morning, he's gone. Is there a chance that my older snake ate him since today or tomorrow is supposed to be feeding day for both? Or is it more possible that he still snuck out? There are 2 very small holes at the back corners of the lid to allow wires to go through but I never gave much though to them til I started looking for the snake this morning. A lot of professional articles I've read said putting 2 corns together is just fine..while a few personal opinions of keepers either agree or say otherwise, or that it's more likely that hatchlings will eat each other.

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  • Tracy - 2012-05-25
    My daughters baby albino corn snake escaped from a tight sealed enclosure. It managed to slip through the tiniest if graps near where the lid secured. We were assured that the lid was escape proof, but I am now a believer that nothing is truly escape proof. We then went out and purchsed an Exo-Terra enclosure for it. As for the vent holes at the back we were told by two breeders to make sure that they were closed. Our daughters snake turned up inside her dresser drawer after we had ripped her room apart looking for it.




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Kristen - 2012-05-25
Hi!! I just got my son an albino corn snake. Her name is Coral. We love her. She has grown to love my son and just rests on his arm while he holds her. Is it ok to use newspaper for her cage?

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Elissa Lewis - 2009-11-21
Hey there I have a wonderful baby ball python 11 mos old named martha. It's absolutley astonishing, I got her almost one year ago, to see the enormous growth patterns. As far as the refusing to eat.... yea right! I've moved three times since I've had her and she loves her food! She'll eat whenever the chance presents itself, LOL! They say don't handle your python before you feed them, mine doesn't care! LOL!
And she loves people absolutely amazing! I hope to have her around for a very long time!

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  • Jacob - 2010-04-18
    Your aren't supposed to pick them up because it causes problems in their digestive track.
  • julianna dominguez - 2010-07-16
    Mine is the same way.. he eats 2 mice -twice a week and would eat more if I gave them to him(he LOVES to eat : ) .. he's such a pig, and being a young snake, it is amazing watching them grow so fast .. in 2 months he has shed twice already and has tripled in size since I got him, I showed the store where I got him and they couldn't believe how big he was.. I said it's because he eats so well! (they feed frozen and say 1/2 the snakes wont eat them) I always have fed live to him and another female ball python I had for years previously... they have never had a problem with the mice as they barely touch the ground before he has grabbed them LOL... and he's so sweet he really loves being held and will refuse being put away sometimes LOL, even when shedding, I checked on him before I bought food and noticed his eyes were milky and was in shedding process and he never showed any aggression and let me hold him to move him. He's the best.. if cared for properly, they are the coolest, most fun and truly sweet animal to add to my family.
  • jerrica cole - 2010-09-15
    My 9 yr old ball python Quagmire is friendly like yours. He doesn't care if we hold him before he eats and he ate the same day we moved. He loves people too, my 11 yr old son wears him around the house like a belt, lol.
  • Phil - 2010-10-23
    I'm sorry but the handling of the royal python should not be done "after" the feeding. They need to be left alone for a period of not less than 24 hours. Handling the snake after feeding would be like if you ate chili with a glass of chocolate milk then went on roller coaster.
  • Michele Elise - 2012-05-24
    Phil and Jacob are correct. No snake should be handled after feeding, particular species is not important! Please go to the google bar and type in Snakes regurgitation. You will find tons of articles on the subject.
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gator - 2010-06-17
I got a baby royal ball python 2 weeks ago at a reptile expo. It eats fine and seems healthy. But it is the most aggressive 1 I have ever seen. I've had ball pythons before my biggest was bout 3 1/2ft long. I never had a problem or seen 1 even shake its tail. This baby is so aggressive I don't want it around my gf's kids unless it calms down. Is this really normal for a baby ball to even shake its tail?

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  • weldon rhoades - 2011-08-17
    There are a few reasons your itty pet has a huge attitude.The first reason they bite is they feel threatened. This could be due to him not being acustumed to handling. Second could be that your not feeding him enough. Babies need fed 2 and maybe 3 times a week. Third could be that he's hurt. Maybe has been bruised by misshandling or even abuse before you got him. 4th reason is, he isnt a pure Ball and may have been mix bred with a more aggressive breed for instance a reticulated.
  • Michele Elise - 2012-05-24
    No it isn't normal for a ball to shake his tail. For any baby snake, I don't care what breed it is. It is eat or be eaten when they are itty bitty babies. Of course by now you have gotten rid of the snake or gotten over your problem. I think its unlikely that your ball is a cross as it would have been quite a lot more expensive and I think you would have noticed that. The next time you have a baby you may consider actually allowing yourself to be bitten. A baby is going to literally give you only a pin prick of blood if that and it may help you to dismiss your fear easily.
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