Perhaps because of this, though, the females are often credited with being more aggressive than the males. Both are widely considered docile, but, particularly once eggs have been laid, the females do tend to be more sensitive and more likely to bite or lash out.
Are male or female ball pythons better pets?
If you are looking purely for a pet ball python than a normal (non morph) male will be your best bang for the buck. Many top breeders have a number of normal males for sale and even with shipping they will be a much better snake for someone new to snake keeping.
Is it better to have male or female snake?
Females tend to be more docile. While females grow larger, there are pretty much no differences in temperament due to gender, which is not to say that there are no differences in temperament from snake to snake.
Are female ball pythons more docile?
Male and female Ball Pythons are incredibly docile. In fact, temperament seems to vary more by individual than sex. While neither sex is more aggressive (defensive) than the other, there are slight differences between them. These differences are more to do with their attitudes towards food and each other than us.
Can ball pythons be friends?
Re: Ball python is friends with all my pets !!!!
Gotcha’, good to know! As you can tell from this video, ball pythons are great friends with birds!
Do female ball pythons grow faster than males?
Unlike many snakes, there is a large size difference between males and females. Males and females are hatched the same size and weight. But, females grow up to 1.5 times faster! This means fully grown female ball pythons can be twice as long as males.
Why are female ball pythons more expensive?
Re: Why are female morphs more expensive than male morphs? Females are the ones who produce the eggs, if you breed, you normally have many females to produce more clutches, you don’t need many males to circulate around the females. So females normally cost more.
What is the average lifespan of a female ball python?
The expected lifespan for a ball python in captivity is around 30 years. Individuals have been reported to have lived over 50 years when cared for well. In the wild, they have predators, including humans, wild pigs, and leopards. If they survive to adulthood, their average lifespan in the wild is between 10-15 years.
What should I name my ball python?
30 Best Ball Python Names
Can you put two female ball pythons together?
While it is possible for two ball pythons to share the same tank, it’s not recommended. There’s just too much that can go wrong, and ball pythons are extremely antisocial. Putting the two snakes in the same cage can lead to diseases, stress, feeding issues, and even cannibalism.
Do ball pythons like to cuddle?
Snakes do not tend to enjoy cuddling because they have evolved to be solitary creatures. It’s unlikely that snakes respond to physical contact the way mammals and birds do. However, over time a snake can associate you as a positive part of its life due to providing food and heat.
Do ball pythons like to be held?
Yes, ball pythons like to be held and pet, primarily based on the average amount of human contact they receive. Traditionally, snakes are fearful of humans, which means that ball pythons don’t like being held. However, the same concept does not apply to captivity because the snake gets socialized differently.