Brought to us by The Snake Keeper (TSK), in 2000, the Mojave Ball Python is now a staple in the hobby. Though nice as a single gene morph, it is in its super form or in combinations with dark genes that it shows its true potential.
The Champagne Ball Python is an unusual morph that completely changes both the animal’s pattern and colouration. First produced by Eb Noah in 2005, it has been reasonably popular ever since.
Literally the first incomplete dominant Ball Python morph, the Pastel has been around since 1997, when NERD first produced it. Though it’s nothing new, the Pastel Ball Python is something of an essential for many combos.
When Pastel just isn’t bright enough for you, add in the Fire gene and make a Firefly Ball Python! This designer morph has been around since around 2005, but it is a classic.
The Albino Ball Python morph was first produced by Bob Clark Reptiles, in 1992, and was a big contributor to the growing popularity of the species. That may have been a long time ago, but they are still popular today.
The Coral Glow Ball Python is an awesome morph. Who wouldn’t love a mutation that creates incredibly bright, striking colours? Produced by NERD, in 2002, the Coral Glow gene does all that and more.
First produced by Josh Jensen, in 2014, the Acid Ball Python is a striking morph that will be playing a role in the hobby for years to come. Let’s look at a quick summary of what makes this morph special.
Do Ball Pythons like to be held? Well, some do, some don’t, and some really don’t care. To understand which group your pet belongs to, let’s look at some of their most common personality types.
Recently I made a DIY Ball Python incubator that maintained more stable temperatures than most professional models, but at half the price. If you want to build your own, then this step-by-step guide is worth a look…
Ball Pythons show high genetic variability, leading to many colour variations known as morphs. Of these, some of the most sought after are the recessive Ball Python morphs. Let’s look at those I consider to be the top 5.
This Bull Snake care sheet will help get you familiar with a seriously underrated species. They may have a reputation for being grouchy, but the truth is they usually turn into calm adults and make great pets!
It may surprise you to hear that this cold, rainy country is home to 11 species of native and non-native squamates and turtles. In this post, ecological consultant Josh Butterworth gives us a quick run-down of what reptiles live in the UK.
A few years back I spent a week Herping Florida. This gave me the opportunity to see how small invasive species are affecting native ones, especially in suburban areas. Keeping reading to find out what I saw.
Do Ball Pythons need vitamin supplements is a common question these days. Mainly because we are told that they do by some of the more entrepreneurial resources out there. The truth, however, is that supplements are unnecessary for this species.
This Rosy Boa Care Sheet is the first in my Popular Pet Reptiles series, and it’s no coincidence that I’ve chosen to focus on them. The species (well, technically two now) was one of my favourite childhood pets. Keep reading to find out why!
Convergent evolution in Snakes and Lizards is a phenomenon that gives real life evidence of how evolution works. There are a few examples that have been widely discussed, but so many more that are overlooked. Let’s focus on a few of these.
Ball Python shedding, health and humidiity are linked, and it’s important to keep humidity at 55-65%, except during a shed when it can be raised to 80%+. Keep reading to find out why.
New keepers often ask: Do Ball Pythons bite? Once past a few months in age, 99% of Ball Pythons become incredibly tame. But if you keep snakes there’s always the possibility of being bitten. Let’s find out how bad a Ball Python bite is and how to avoid it.
People often ask me how big do Ball Pythons get. The average is between 3 and 4.5ft (90 and 137cm) long. Let’s take a look at what determines this size and what influences their growth. We’ll also discuss a larger than average Ball Python: the Volta.
How many eggs do Ball Pythons lay? This might sound like a simple question – and it is. Why they lay this many and whether they all hatch, on the other hand, is a little more complicated!
Here it is guys, all my top tips for herping thrown into one post. I hope it helps, but if there’s anything I haven’t covered get in touch via the Contact page.
In March 2019, I flew to the Algarve with the goal of herping Portugal. I went from Olhão to Carrapateira, spotting reptiles and trying food and drink along the way.