- Nov 16, 2015
Someone sold you a ball python with a bad pant job. Half of it's faded.
It has been a while since I had one that small. I would recommend keeping a water dish in there large enough for the snake to fit entirely in. When I switched Fred to this type of setup he shed so much better. I normally give Fred a week or two to settle in when I rework his enclosure. That gives him time to get familiar with the setup and it seems to me he takes food easier. He is an older snake and I had him long before frozen food was common/easy to obtain. As such he will only eat live even after 5 reptile people have tried to convert him (with no luck) for me. I'd give her time to settle in and try to feed in a week. After she is eating you can start holding her as you want. Be sure to give them a few days after being fed before holding so they don't panic and regurgitate the food back up. If you have had other Balls you should be good with this one. They are very similar despite the size.My only question now is, when could I start holding her and getting her used to me? I'll try to feed her next week, but since when I got my male he was 6 months old and we bought him with the tank he was already in, he was eating almost the day we got him. This one, new environment, new people, and she is just a little over a month old, so can someone give me some tips?