1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Scheduled Maintenance - Extended Downtime



    Please click here for more information.
    Dismiss Notice

Ball Pythons

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by BigSam, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. BigSam

    BigSam Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Advertisement
    Hello everybody, I was just wondering how do you tell the sex of a ball python? My is about three months old, and I want to get an oppsite sex of the one I have, I want to breed them. How old do they have to be to be able to breed? Please send some pics of some examples where you look and how you tell.
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

    the most accurate way to sex a python of that age is to probe it. tail length is a really good give away. males have longer tails than females. i'd bring the pythons to a herp store and have them shwo you how to probe a snake.
     
  3. Gillian

    Gillian Arachnoblessed Old Timer

    Hi,
    As well, males have a pretty substantial set of spurs..(bony protrusions), on either side of their vent..
    Peace,
    Gillian
    p.s., Although I will say now, that the above sounds well...:D
     
  4. Devildoll

    Devildoll Arachnoknight Old Timer

    3 months old i would probably pop it...

    You really can't tell by tail length or by spurs.

    Probbing will work too.

    if you are interested in breeding them.... you have about 2 years to wait at best and i would do a lot or research and get some books.