Ball Pythons

Modestly sized and very calm natured, ball pythons are one of the most popular pets snakes…

Growing to around 120-150cm in overall length, ball pythons reach a very manageable size in captivity. Quite the opposite of many pythons, ball pythons (or Royal Pythons as they’re known in the UK) can be successfully housed in a reasonably-sized vivarium.

Ball pythons are also well-known for their docile nature. They tend to be quite slow moving and can easily be held, making them an ideal snake for beginners.

On the other hand, thanks to selective breeding ball pythons are now available in a dizzying array of different color forms (“morphs”) meaning you can choose a snake that is as unique as you are.

If you’re looking for tips and advice on caring for ball pythons as pets then read on…

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Ball Python Caging

A complete guide to choosing and setting up a cage for your ball python. Includes information on types and sizes of cages, and recommended tank decor. A complete set-up guide.


Feeding Ball Pythons

Find out all about feeding ball pythons, including what types of food to feed, what size prey items to select and how regularly to feed.


Ball Python Heaters & Heating

Find out how to heat your ball python's cage properly. Article discusses the types of heaters available, recommended temperatures and how to achieve optimal results at home.


Ball Python Feeding Problems

Ball pythons have a nasty habit of going off their food. But what can you do? This article outlines some common causes, and simple solutions.