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What to know before getting a Female Ball python

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by zyphonix223, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. zyphonix223

    zyphonix223 Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Hey guys, there's a reptile Expo in Vancouver here next month. And i'm actually too young to have a job so I don't have much money and I was wondering if there is a difference between having a male and female bp besides food will be much larger for females. For example, do you have to do anything special for infertile eggs or do females have more needs? I already have a male Bp and everything is pretty easy, he just likes it when I just literally throw the rat into his enclosure and leave him alone. Thanks
     
  2. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    You mean you lied about your age when you signed up!? :eek:
     
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  3. zyphonix223

    zyphonix223 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Haha maybe..
     
  4. Mordax8393

    Mordax8393 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I have a female and she isn't any harder than a male to keep. Feeders are larger, but not that much.
     
  5. Agreed with above -- my male (4+ yo), though lacking the length of a female still has quite a bit of girth! I don't know if a female's care differs aside from the the egg laying.
    My male is a chubby guy who'd probably eat daily if I let him. I probably only need to feed him every ten days, but he's out of his hide and searching for food by day five -- so I tend to feed him weekly instead.

    I can't stand the thought of any critter being hungry. :(
     
  6. zyphonix223

    zyphonix223 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Okay thanks guys, I'm just worried about her laying eggs and me not knowing what to do
     
  7. Mordax8393

    Mordax8393 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    You should not have problems with unexpected clutches unless you pair her.