230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Ball Python

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.

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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.