Python regius

Ball Python

(Royal Python)

 

 

 

Origin: Africa

Size: 3-5 ft (record 6ft)

Age: 20-30 year (47yr record)

Active: nocturnal

Habitat: Savanah grasslands and open forest
20-30 gal aquarium; newsprint, cypress bark, fir bark, pine shavings; water bowl large enough for soaking; shelter

Temp.: 80-85F, bask 90F

Foods: mice (pinky, fuzzy, adult; depending upon size of snake)

Temperament: calm, coils into tight ball when frightened; Can be problem feeders, especially wild caught (which typically harbor parasites)

References:
de Vosjoli, P. (1990) General Care & Maintenance of Ball Pythons. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc. Lakeside, CA 92040.
de Vosjoli, P., Klingenberg, R., Barker, D., and Barker, T. (1994) The Ball Python Manual. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc. Lakeside, CA 92040

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