Ball Python Diet and Care
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Ball Python Diet and Care

Learn about the dietary needs of ball pythons, how often to feed them, and what to do if they won't eat. Understand the specific requirements for your pet snake.

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Questions and Answers

Why should you avoid feeding your ball python live prey?

Because live rodents can bite the snake and cause infection

How often do you need to feed your ball python?

Depending on the snake's size

What type of rodents should you feed to a small ball python?

Small frozen feeder mice

What is the general rule for selecting prey for a ball python?

<p>Select a rodent that is 1 to 1.25 times the size of the midsection of your snake</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is true about ball pythons as pets?

<p>They are low-maintenance and small</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it safer to feed pre-killed or frozen rodents to your ball python?

<p>Because live rodents can bite the snake and cause infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Ball Python Care

  • Ball pythons are low-maintenance pets, small, and clean, making them suitable for snake enthusiasts.

Dietary Needs

  • Ball pythons have unique dietary needs, varying depending on their size.
  • They do not need to be fed daily.

Prey Selection

  • Select a rodent that is 1 to 1.25 times the size of the snake's midsection.
  • Avoid feeding prey that is too large.
  • Smaller prey is acceptable.

Type of Prey

  • Youngest, smallest ball pythons eat small frozen feeder mice or rats.
  • Larger ball pythons eat larger mice or rats.

Live vs. Pre-Killed Prey

  • Snakes are predators, but it's safer to feed pet snakes pre-killed or frozen rodents rather than live prey.
  • Live rodents can bite and cause infection in snakes.
  • Pet snakes can be easily trained to eat dead prey.

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