Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 30, 2015
I wasn't much of a fan when it came down to these creatures, but when I held her in my hands, she was so small that she slithered from one hand to the next and she would lift her head up at me and stick her tongue out to see how I smelt, how I felt to her. She was two weeks old, just hatched from her egg, and although they don't do much, I fell in love. She was laid back and only active during feeding time. Her habitat was easy to maintain, however, if you start off with a small aquarium, you will have to up-grade when they grow. The males can get as long as 6.5 feet and the females can grow up to 5 feet and it's only fair to adapt them to their living space. Feeding a Ball Python was definitely new for me. From my understanding, you can feed them frozen feeding mice, or live feeding mice. My wife wasn't comfortable enough to feed her a live mouse, so we went with the frozen. I believe that every snake has their own preferences in their food sources and my snake was not having a "non-challenged" meal. She enjoyed them live and squealing. Every animal has their own personalities and likes or dislikes. All I can say is get your options available and try each of them until you notice your reptile doing what it does best. Unfortunately, I moved and wasn't allowed to keep her and had to give her to someone who tried, but did not know how to take good care of her and she passed away.