Ball Python Care
Explore the resources below to learn more about ball pythons and their care.
As part of our partnership, ReptiFiles has prepared scientifically-backed care sheets just for Zen Habitats fans. Ball Pythons make good pets due to their docile temperaments, slow movement, and manageable size. Get a shopping list and learn more all about terrarium size, lighting, temperature, humidity, substrate, feeding, handling!
Kasey, Zen's own Animal Care Manager, discusses why Ball Pythons are among her top five easiest reptiles! "Ball Pythons are one of my favorite snake species for their ‘cuddliness’. They get their name from the defensive posture they display when they coil themselves into a ball with their head tucked into the center of the coil. Ball Pythons are sometimes called Royal Pythons. It is believed that name stemmed from the thought that Queen Cleopatra wore a ball python around her wrist as a bracelet,” she explained.
Are you getting a new Ball Python? Our Animal Care Manager Kasey shares tips she's learned along the way when bringing a new reptile friend into her family! “Ball Pythons can make a great addition to families with responsible children, as they are docile and rarely bite. Being in the constrictor family some parents may be hesitant to let their children handle them, but Ball Pythons are too small to constrict humans, even children,” she explained.
Find out why the Nano Chameleon, Marine Iguana, Mary River Turtle, Paradise Tree Snake, and the Phantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko make our Animal Care Manage Kasey's list! Read about the world's smallest reptile, amazing evolutionary adaptations, crazy hair-dos, flying capabilities, and superior camouflaging abilities. And these are only a few of the fun facts you'll learn!
The first step toward keeping your snake healthy, according to Kasey, is to schedule a visit with a veterinarian specializing in exotics within the first couple weeks of them coming home. This will help establish a baseline for your pet and create a relationship with the veterinarian in the event your animal is to ever fall ill. Observing your snake’s behavior, body condition, activity level, skin, shedding, bowel movements, and urination is important to monitor overall health.
There are many reasons to have a Zen Habitats Zen Mat. The fact that it’s incredibly easy to keep clean makes it a must have for your pet’s 4’x2’x2’ enclosure. The seamless and poreless design prevents messes from seeping in between the mat and enclosure floor, preventing bacteria growth and odor. Not only does it provide a clean and healthy environment for your pet, it’s also extremely easy to clean.
Our Ball Python Enclosures are not only functional but beautiful, easy to assemble, and affordable. Zen Habitats enclosures provide a healthy environment for your python to thrive, including large enclosures, front-opening doors, bamboo-finished panels, and non-reflective surfaces. Plus, every enclosure, stand and spacer is covered by a 3-year warranty!