Category: Ball Python Care

  • Best Cleaning Products for Snake Enclosures

    Best Cleaning Products for Snake Enclosures

    You’ve used up your reptile enclosure cleaning spray from the pet store and are now stuck wondering “what else can I use?”  It’s easy to reach for the next cleaning spray you have stashed under your sink, but how do we know if it’s safe? Fortunately, most cleaning sprays are safe to use on ball…

  • Can You Put Neosporin on a Snake?

    Can You Put Neosporin on a Snake?

    The short answer is YES. You can use antibiotic cream such as Neosporin on a snake’s wound including ball pythons as long as it has ZERO pain killers.  According to Margaret A. Wissman (an avian/exotic/herp animal veterinarian since 1981) “for superficial wounds, apply a light layer of antibiotic ointment.”2 The most important part is to…

  • Do Ball Pythons Like to Climb?

    Do Ball Pythons Like to Climb?

    Most ball python owners will say that their ball pythons love to climb since that’s what they see them doing the most. Ball pythons are not arboreal animals, however they show some arboreal behaviors such as tree climbing, tree nesting, and even hunting in trees. Ball pythons can and will climb anything to find warmth,…

  • 32 Words Everyone Needs to Know When Talking About Morphs(Ball Python Edition)

    32 Words Everyone Needs to Know When Talking About Morphs(Ball Python Edition)

    Ball python terminology can get confusing especially when talking about morphs. I’ve put together words that we commonly use in the ball python community that could use some explanation. Welcome to the Ball Python Terms Dictionary 1. 0.1 Definition: One Female  In ball python terms this number system to quickly identify the genders and amount…

  • What happens when you cut open a ball python egg?

    What happens when you cut open a ball python egg?

    Cutting ball python eggs can save a python by allowing them to hatch from the egg even if the snake can’t do it themselves. Although it’s a controversial part of ball python breeding, it has more benefits than harm. You can safely cut a ball python egg 50 days after your ball python lays them,…

  • Ball Python Body Language Meaning

    Ball Python Body Language Meaning

    The body language of a ball python will tell us when it is scared, stressed, happy, or even sick. They are one of the easiest snakes to have as a pet and unlike dogs or cats, ball pythons have no way of communicating with us.  Ball pythons have no eyebrows, eyelids or complex mouth movements…