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Pythons are a family of non-venomous snakes that are native to Africa, Asia and Australia. Pythons are ambush predators that use constriction to kill their prey. Unlike female boas, female pythons lay eggs. Pythons are hunted for their skin, which is used, like leather, to make shoes, handbags and other fashion accessories. Questions about pythons can be directed here.

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What is the difference between a ball python and a bald python?

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The main difference between a ball python and a bald python lies in their appearance and taxonomy: asti.co.in

Ball Python (Python regius):

Appearance: Ball pythons are named for their tendency to curl up into a tight ball when threatened. They have a relatively small head, a robust body, and a distinctive pattern of dark brown or black blotches on a lighter background, which can range from beige to dark brown.

Native Habitat: Ball pythons are native to sub-Saharan Africa, primarily found in savannas and grasslands.

Size: They are relatively small compared to other python species, typically reaching lengths of 3 to 5 feet, although some individuals can grow slightly larger.

Behavior: Ball pythons are known for their docile nature, making them popular pets among reptile enthusiasts. They are generally easy to handle and are not prone to aggression.

Bald Python

Appearance: Bald pythons, also known as black-headed pythons or simply "baldies," are named for their distinctively black or dark-colored heads. Their bodies are typically a lighter color, ranging from cream to olive or brown, with irregular blotches or bands along their length.

Native Habitat: Bald pythons are native to Australia, specifically the northern and western regions of the country, where they inhabit arid and semi-arid environments.

Size: They are larger than ball pythons, with adults commonly reaching lengths of 6 to 8 feet, although some individuals can grow even larger.

Behaviour: Bald pythons are generally more defensive and less tolerant of handling compared to ball pythons. They may exhibit defensive behaviors such as hissing, striking, or defensive posturing when threatened.

In summary, while both ball pythons and bald pythons are non-venomous constrictor snakes, they differ in appearance, n**ative habitat, size, and behaviour. asti.co.in**

Ball pythons are known for their balling behaviour and docile nature, while bald pythons have distinctive black heads and tend to be larger and more defensive. asti.co.in

Python 2.5.2 What is it?

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python if future of programming.

How long for a python to digest a pig?

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After a couple days its ok to start handling your snake again. However, it takes about 3 -4 days for your burmese to digest its prey. Like the Retic, they move their food through their systems very quickly. That's why they can be fed a couple times a week if they're young.

Do pythons make a noise before mating?

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no. a python is an ambush predator. although when he/she hisses it may be heard if you are very near.

What do diamond python snakes eat?

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Diamondback watersnake or rattler?, rattler: mammals ,birds,lizards

Why won't ball python eat?

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I agree with the answer that said it helps in the taming process. We have 5 balls right now & a couple were fed live when we got them, they would savagely strike & coil tightly for several minutes as is usual with a constrictor but as we switched them to FT like our others, they now quietly take the mice/rats out of our hands, very slowly & there's no "hunter" attitude at all. YouTube the video of "the world's most relaxed snake" and you'll see how a snake acts that has been fed FT it's whole life :)

Note from original responder: A snake's attitude toward its prey doesn't really reflect its attitude toward a human being. I have had many animals that always violently struck and constricted F/T prey. A few that would swallow FT prey that they picked up off the cage floor, without constricting it. Snakes do not see humans as prey. Any aggression toward a human is the result of fear or a dislike for being touched, and not due to hunger. If a snake strikes at a human due to hunger, it is a case of mistaken identity (and the keeper probably forgot to wash their hands after handling the snake's food). Regular gentle handling can condition a snake to accept human contact, and will reduce the animal's stress and fear. Most ball pythons are very laid back, but they are all individuals - and there are a few that simply do not want to be handled. Their diet will not affect this.

ANSWER">ANSWER">ANSWER">ANSWER">ANSWER I am a keeper and breeder of ball pythons. Ball pythons have a very slow metabolism, and don't seem to experience hunger the way we mammals do. As a result, if conditions aren't right for them, they can and WILL starve themselves to death (Even if they are otherwise healthy!) So it is important to get them feeding. Thankfully, because their metabolism IS slow, if you have an animal older than 1 year, you probably have plenty of time. Small hatchlings are much more delicate, and can be in trouble after a month of not eating.

The first step to check whenever you have a reptile that isn't feeding, is its environment. Reptiles will not feed if conditions aren't right. Feeding occupies their mouth, which is the only thing they have to defend themselves with, and ball pythons, with their slow metabolism, can afford to wait for optimal conditions in their native habitat. Ball pythons need a cage with a 90F basking area, and it should be 80F on the other end. This allows them to adjust their body temperature by moving around. They need a small, dark hide cave JUST big enough for them to curl up inside, tightly. There should be one of these on each end of the cage. They should have a dish of water, and the humidity should be 60%. The day and night cycle should be 12 hours of light, 12 of dark.

Don't touch the snake. Don't pick it up, don't poke it, don't look under the hide, don't let anyone ELSE bother it. Leave it alone, completely, for at LEAST 5 DAYS. After 5 days of solitude, quiet, and perfect temperatures, wait about 1/2 hour after the lights go out, and then offer the snake a live mouse or rat that is about as big around as the thickest part of the snake. Sit down, quietly, and watch. If the rodent becomes aggressive toward the snake, remove the rodent immediately. If the snake does not stalk the rodent within 1/2 hour of your putting it in there, remove it.

Schedule a veterinary appointment. Take the snake to a vet. If you CAN, bring a fecal sample--of course, a snake that isn't eating may not produce one. Tell the vet the snake's history. The vet will look over the animal and check for infections and other signs of illness. Illness is the Number 2 cause of 'anorexia' in reptiles, right behind improper environment/stress. (Some would say it's Number 1--but environment is easy to check at home).

If the vet gives the snake a clean bill of health, take it home, put it back in its perfect cage, and wait another week--and try again. Monitor the snake's weight. The vet should be able to tell you if the snake is thin, or has good weight. If the snake is thin, and doesn't eat on the next try, you may wish to take it back to the vet to have it tube-fed a pureed mouse, or a product such as Carnivore Care. Such a thing is VERY stressful for the animal, and should be avoided if at all possible. Do NOT attempt force-feeding, as the esophagus is easily perforated, which will kill the animal. If this is done, at least within 4 or 5 days, you may get your fecal sample--pounce on it before it dries out, and put it in a plastic baggie. Refrigerate it until you can take it to your vet. He will check it for internal parasites--a VERY VERY common cause of failure to eat in ball pythons. If they are found, the ball python should be treated for parasites, and it will probably resume eating once the treatments are done.

If the snake's weight is good, then just keep trying every 5 days. Try a mouse. Try a rat. If you get desperate, try an African Soft-Furred Rat, or a Gerbil. Try a smaller rodent than usual, that occasionally attracts their interest. (Some won't take smaller prey, lol).

If it's winter, and you have an adult male, expect him to start feeding again in April or May. :) Many males stop eating for the entire winter. A few females do, too. They should not lose more than 2 ounces a month during this time. If weight loss is more than that, it's back to the vet again. Remember--only mature snakes will go off feed for the winter. Males over age 1 and 500 grams, and females between 1000 and 1500 grams or larger. If your snake is younger or smaller than this, it should not go off feed for the breeding season.

Finally, when looking for advice on how to care for your animal, seek advice from RECENTLY published books, and from breeders. Don't follow advice from others who only have a few snakes, or who are new to the hobby, and NEVER take advice from pet store personnel. More pet reptiles have died as a result of owners following advice from pet store personnel than perhaps any other cause.

If someone tells you they're not an expert...then they're not an expert, and you need to seek advice from someone who is.

I'm not a vet or a snake owner, so this may or may not be useful. First thing, pythons and other constrictors normally go long periods between meals, sometimes months. In captivity they're probably fed smaller animals than they might catch in the wild, but they still won't be eating three meals a day like we do. Second, I always go on the theory that a healthy animal, no matter how finicky, will not starve itself to death if there is food present that it can reach. So...your python may just be taking a normal break between meals. I'm sure that you can find a book at the library, or information online, that would give you an opinion based on more experience than I can offer, but I wouldn't panic until you know. It's good to see that you're concerned, anyway. Good luck.

Try placing the snake in a container and placing it with it's meal in a dark and quiet closet or bathroom. Make sure the container is secure to prevent it escaping. It doesn't have be very big, a plastic sweater box works well. If the snake is small a brown paper bag stapled at the top works wonderfully. It may be necessary to leave the snake in the container for hours at the time. If it doesn't work the first day skip a day and try again. Be persistent. Shedding could be one reason for not eating as well as incorrect temperatures and humidity. Please read up and your snake and provide the perfect environment for a healthy pet. feeding ball pythons i just bought a baby ball python from petco this Saturday it is my first time having this kind of snake but when i asked the sales person about when to feed them they told me that they feed them every Thursday so ok no big deal today is monday so i decided to drive an hour to the nearest local pet store to buy pinkie mice (frozen so i can feed the baby Thursday)well needless to say i wanted to see if it would eat today!!!!lol......so i bought the frozen pinkies that the pet store had said to be feeding them....when i got home i took one of the frozen pinkies out (i forgot to mintion i decided to go ahead and buy 5 of them so next week i wouldn't have to make an extra trip) and put it in a ziplock baggy and put it in hot water!i waited about 10 minutes and it was hot yea i took it out of the bag but i had to make sure it wasnt too hot please remember this is my first time feeding a snake i have 5 tree frog and 2 aulstrain tree frog i have had for over 2 years now but they eat crickets between all seven i have to buy 1000 crickets a month!!!!which can get expensive/so i buy from Herpfoods, they are the cheapiest online,,,,,,but anyway when i felt the pinkie mouse it felt too warm so i held it!!!!! having washed my hands before touching the mouse frozen or thawed,until it felt right not to cold or too hot ,then i put on a small glove my son has had for awhile clean of course!!!!!i took a new pair of tweezers and took the pinkie by the tail guess what the snake took it the first time i wiggled it!!!!well about 10min later i went back to check on my baby and he was surching the bottom of the cage ficking his tongue very fast i thought there was no way he could still be hungry but to make sure i did the same process again and guess what he took it !!!!honestly i think the store was lighing about when it was fead!!!!!!!so i went threw this every 10 min till all 5 mice were gone !!!!not bad for a first timer you think??????make sure the frozen pinkie is warm not room temp!!!!!!tell me what you think email me at teena72315@peoplepc.com it worked 5 times in a role for me !!!!if the snake eats and then keeps flickering and looking around after the total feeding is threw he is still hungry!!!!!!!i am a biggner but i have had pet frogs all 7 of them are stilll alive and i have had them for over 2 years now!!!!i took what i learned from them in feeding and brought it to my new snake!!!!!but please don't get the mouse hot just warm ok continued PS in response to the frozen pinkie mice i forgot to mintion i was told to feed him on Thursday today was monday but being a new mother of a baby ball python i wanted to try to feed it to make sure he wasn't hungry....he hadnt acted hungry till i wiggled the warm pinkie in front of him!!!!!!we had been handling him all day Sunday and never got bit!!!!!thank god!!!!after you feed him a nice warm pinkie once watch his reaction if he is still looking around the cage and flicking his tongue he is still hungry i garentee it!!!!!try it and let me no what you think!!!!!!teena72315@peoplepc.com

Note from Original Responder: Pinky mice are too small for ball pythons, and should not be used. Some very undersized new hatchlings (30 grams or less) may take crawler mice or pinky rats, but they grow out of this in a month or so. Most normal-sized ball python hatchlings will accept fuzzy rats or hopper (weanling) mice for their first meal. Always offer your ball python an appropriately-sized prey item. It should be as big around as the widest part of the snake. Their neck is very narrow, and you may think they cannot swallow something so large, but the skin is very elastic, and they will take it down with no problem at all! Increase the size of the prey as your snake grows. Most ball pythons will be eating hopper rats by age 1. Pinky mice are not large enough to provide your ball python with the nutrition it requires to maintain weight and grow normally. You would have to feed a ball python a dozen of them at a time, and it would be very unlikely to eat so many at once. Ball pythons are adapted to take a single larger prey item, not a dozen smaller prey animals.

Remember: NEVER take advice from pet store personnel.A

As a manager of a local pet store. having worked with reptiles for over 8 years.... not that that makes me an expert, I will say I recommend frozen over live , it helps in the taming process, and you never have to worry about the rat wounding your snake. Also, your Ball may have been fasting prior to purchase, and I have seen a ball go from eating nothing, to one, to 5 mice in one session in less than a week after a month long fast even when we offer them food as much as every 4 days during a fast. So believe me if it is a reputable store then they should be doing the same. We keep charts on every day we offer food to our snakes. and when they eat what they eat.

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Frozen/thawed prey does not aid in taming, as ball pythons do not recognize that they are being fed by their owner...and if they did this would simply make accidental feeding bites more likely (misnamed 'cage aggression). Some ball pythons will accept frozen/thawed prey on the first try, while others may NEVER accept it. There are many tricks for winning over stubborn snakes, but ball pythons have their reputation for stubbornness for a reason. Don't give up, however. I had one female who was a dedicated mouser for 3 years, until she clutched for the first time...then she started eating rats as if there had been no problem. I have another female that was in my care for 4 years, turning her nose up at FT rats EVERY time...and just started taking them this past winter. Obviously, most pet owners can't afford to offer a FT rat to an animal that refuses it, every week, for 4 years, but if you have an established collection of healthy animals, it's more feasible (the FT rat went to the next female in the rack, and the stubborn one got her live rat--only recommended in a closed collection, as it could spread disease or parasites if there's a risk of those being present). Frozen/thawed is the safest choice. I do not recommend offering food to a fasting ball python more often than once every 4 or 5 days. Too-frequent offerings will also ensure refusal--your schedule is correct. I am very pleased that your store keeps good feeding records, that sets it apart as one of the best.

How can you tell if your man is sleeping around with someone other than you?

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Check cell phone bills. You can usually access these online if you have the right info. and the provider he uses. Most folks dont know you can hire a P.I. for as little as $500. Well worth the money in my case. Has he lost interest in you? behavior different? Sex drive different? Tell him you got a very strange call saying "he is cheating on you and to be aware of his ability to convince you otherwise." Wait and watch for his response. Who cares??? If he is cheating than you don't want him..

Where can you get a ball python snake for a pet?

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There are many pet stores that carry ball pythons for sale as pets. There are also people (probably some local) that breed the ones they have and then sell the babies.

If you are planning on getting a ball python, remember, they do outgrow their tanks and you'll need to slowly upgrade the tank size as the snake grows and you'll need to supply adequate heat for them to survive.

Please do your research before buying an exotic pet

I can't tell if my ball python is a male or female?

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I would take it to the vet since there is no real way to tell for yourself if
you don't already know how.

^^^ This is not true. With ball pythons the females heads are always bigger and wider, and males have bigger spurs.

How long do ball pythons fast for?

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When ball pythons fast for breeding season, it generally lasts right around 3-4 months. If they are fasting for other reasons, they can fast anywhere from 2 months to a year, 1.5 years being the longest I've ever heard of where a ball python survived without eating.

Is olive python poisonous snake?

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No, no snake is poisonous. Also, no python is venomous, they are all constrictors so they do not use venom.

What do burmese people look like?

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They look like your regular Asian. Most light skinned , but many dark skinned.

What country does python snakes come from?

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There are about 70 subspecies of rattlesnake, and they are all native to the Americas. Rattlesnakes can be found as far north as Southern British Columbia in Canada and as far south as Argentina.

How long is a ball pythons tongue?

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It is twice the length of its tongue folded in half

What does an African rock python snake look like?

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The African Rock Python (Python sebae) is characterised by its size.

It is one of the largest of the Python family, measuring up to 33 feet (10m) in length ! It can weigh upwards of 200lbs (90kg) or more !

Its colouration is of a dark brown background, dotted with fawn 'rosettes' and dark brown blotches - which helps it blend into the African countryside with ease.

It's diet, as a young snake, consists of rodents - gradually progressing on to larger prey as it grows - an adult will easily swallow small antelope !

How much is a 1 ct Burmese Ruby?

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10,000

A pythons appearance?

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Pythons are a gold and brownish color mixed with dots of all colors. they are in many other colors also.

They are found in rain forests, grasslands and savannas, woodlands, swamps, rocky outcrops, desert sand hills, and shrub lands, depending on the species. Pythons may be active day or night, depending on species, habitat, and when prey is most active.

Can a ball python eat vegetables?

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A ball python is usually 2-4 feet long with some exceptions that get 5-6 feet. I am sure there as been an occasion or two where a ball python as eaten another ball python but I have not ever heard of it (I am a breeder). King snakes on the other hand will eat any other snakes (even ones bigger then themselves). However except for breeding purposes, Ball Pythons should not be housed in the same cage they are loners and can become stressed and stop eating when housed together.

They're possibly the 4th easiest snake to look after, followed by the corn snake, the king snake and the the milk snake.

What are some names of pet stores?

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pet smart, pet co pet mart are three big ones

Can pythons live in trees?

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Most pythons live in the dense underbrush of rugged tropical rainforest regions. They are excellent climbers; some species, like the Green Tree Python, are arboreal. Arboreal means to live in trees. = boomslang and green mamba also lives on trees and some boa species too.

How do royal pythons reproduce?

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If you look at the underside of a snake near its tail, it has a small vertical slit. This is its vent. The cloaca (vent) is a genital and anal opening. Males have hemipenes, which means they have two penises. Likewise females have two receptive areas for the hemipenes. The male inserts the hemipenes into the female's cloaca and ejaculates. Females can store sperm for over a year.

What do baby pythons eat?

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Just About Anything That Comes In It's Way. They Eat Sun Bears, Leopards, Tigers, People, Dingoes, Civets, Other Snakes, Eggs, Birds, Procosbis Monkeys, Phillipene Monkey Eating Eagles, Asiatic Black Bears, Wallibies, Saltwater Crocodiles And Other Animals. P.S. Dingoes And Wallibies ARE Found In Indochina.

What is the life cycle of a ball python?

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they can live up to 30 years if healthy enough

Where do Diamond Pythons live?

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Since i live in Arizona this is easy a diamond back snake lives in the desert .

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake lives in eastern pine forests and swamps in the coastal plain of eastern states.