Ball Python habitat

We have to admit that the Ball Python is an excellent pet. They are not too big and they are not too demanding and most of all they are not poisonous. The ball Python got its name because it usually curls into a ball when it is disturbed. In the following few paragraphs we are going to learn more about the Ball Python habitat.

Ball Python Habitat

The Ball Python can be found in Africa and North America. They can be seen on trees but also in the grass. They are used to high humidity in their natural habitat. The grasslands are perfect habitats for these types of snakes. They are mostly active at night and they usually spend the day sleeping in their hideouts (in burrows and holes).

Ball Python in Captivity – recreate its habitat
If you decide to take care of this type of python in captivity it is very important to know how to duplicate the conditions he lives in, in its natural habitat. You should keep many things in mind, and first of all it should be the size of the snake. When you choose a terrarium, you should know that it should be long enough for the snake to stretch completely and not touch the edges. After you have decided about the size, remember to place hide boxes. Ball pythons love to have a place to hide. Cover the base of the terrarium with an adequate substrate.
Controlling the heat and humidity is an important part of your efforts to imitate the natural habitat of the ball python.

When it comes to feeding smaller pythons can be fed with mice and as they grow up you can feed them with rats or gerbils. Ball pythons are a bit picky when it comes to feeding and many pet owners complain that they have problems feeding them. But this is not such a big problem since the python should be fed once a week, this also applies to their water balls, disinfect and replace with fresh water every week.

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