Animal Stories - Ball Python

Animal-World Information about: Ball Python

The handsome, sweet tempered Ball Python is one of the most favored and adored pet snakes!
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The Progen - 2009-01-30
Whether you find your snake or not depends A LOT on luck. I've had snakes escape before. My reticulated was found sleeping INSIDE my shoe once. A few times in the gap between the door and wall of various rooms. Carpet python under the sink anchored to the outgoing pipe. As for my ball python, I had actually given up on finding him but one day as I was preparing for a shower, I opened the cover of the drainage hole to flush in some hair on the bathroom floor and there's where I found him. Mind you, he was already a fairly fat snake at about 24+" then so it was one place I didn't expect to see him. Also, he'd gotten there through a pipe joining the bathroom to the toilet and had obviously gone in from the toilet end. Good luck!

jero - 2009-01-21
Check underneath your bed or underneath stuff where it would be warm and tight, they like to have something on their backs so they feel safe... and for future reference, get a locking top tank or at least put something on top that is too heavy for it to lift.

chris - 2008-11-22
Josie please e-mail me and I will be glad to help you ... First and foremost all snake owners must understand how important it is to be responsible when you own an exotic animal. Lost snakes being found by those who are less than crazy about reptiles can lead to bad publicity and more pressure to ban ownership of exotics. Snakes must be kept in an enclosure that has some kind of locking mechanism. Beyond bad publicity a loose ball python can be injured or killed very quickly ... dogs, cats, and environment can quickly end a ball's life. I'd suggest you hunt in the room you kept your ball in and find think of any place that is warm or secretive (i.e. heat vents, piles of laundry, in between matresses!) When I was much younger my first ball got out and I found her underneath my pillow ... as I woke up! Good luck...

Josie Foster - 2008-11-21
I have a 1 year old ball pyhton..and she likes to get out of her cage and hide somewhere in my house. I had it where she would only be in my room but a couple of days ago she got out again and I am not able to find her. Is there any way to find out where she might be? I need any advice...and help!

Donavin - 2008-11-02
Hey i have a ball python thats about 1 and a half years old she has this type of belly rot and a part of her belly has made a scarf and a scub and it's yellow and red.Please please can you help me with advice
though he is getting medication i dont know what's rong

sami o. - 2008-10-14
I have a ball python, he is about 2 ft. long and has very bright coloring. He is the calmest snake in the world. I used to typically not like snakes but when my fiance brought one home from the petstore, I fell in love. He is so gentle when it comes to handling. He doesn't strike and he is a good hunter when it comes to getting food. I fed him a live fuzzy and he got into hunting mode and started stalking that mouse, and then he struck and started constricting ,and then he dragged into the place that he wanted it in and started to eat it. He is really a good snake. I love my ball python.

kenny martin - 2008-09-14
The other day at about 3:30 a.m. I was letting my dogs out to do their duty's, and we had our garden hose coiled up on our front porch. Well while waiting for my dogs to finish their business, I happened to glance down at our hose on the porch and a snake popped its head up at me, scaring the holy crap out of me (I have been terrified of snakes all my life). Well anyway's,I wasn't fully awake at this time of morning and my instinct was to grab the snake before it grabbed or bit me. Well now I really had a dilemma because now I'm holding a snake about 4 feet long and scared like heck, and the dang thing coils around my arm. I'm thinking what the heck do I do now. Well anyway's, I ran inside the house screaming for my wife to wake up, because any time there's a snake around I gladly let her dispose of them. Well she starts laughung at me and explains that what I am holding is a ball python and that it isn't trying to kill me. She finally got me calmed down and then I got more curious about the snake and wound up holding him. Now I like to take him out all the time and he really likes to coil loosely around my neck and he pokes his head into the collar of my shirt and stays like that for hours. I really like snakes now and I really got over my fear of them.

Tracy - 2008-09-13
My python poops a lot and today she had blood come out while she was. Is that bad?

Victoria Hedges - 2008-07-11
We have just bought two baby royal pythons and we have found them to be friendly and inquisitive straight away. They seem to love nothing better than to wrap around your hands and use you as a heat mat although one, Vince, seems to prefer stretching himself out along your waist/stomach/chest and warming himself there! They seem to be perfect beginner snakes and, despite what I have read, do seem to have a bond themselves as they curl around one another to sleep and both seem happy to live together and share a hide! They really are brilliant pets!

Jason Byrne - 2008-06-26
I had what I consider a unique experience with my ball python. I feed him live mice which I know isn't the greatest. At his last feeding he was having a hard time finding the head. So, I picked the mouse up by the tail and held it in front of him and he ate it right out of my hand. I didn't think he would go for it but he did.