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(Please note: Animals listed on this page have been deemed healthy by their past owners but have not been seen by our vets. Unless the animal is visibly sick, we assume that he/she is healthy. This enables us to offer low adoption fees for these animals and helps us place more of them in permanent homes.)
Monty (Ball Python)
He was found as a stray but is currently living in foster care.
Monty seems pretty young, about two years old and healthy. He is about 4 feet long.
He or she, sex unknown but for consistency we are calling Monty a male.
The ball python (Python regius) is a good snake for a beginning snake owner. Growing to a maximum size of 3-5 feet, ball pythons are not as large as many of the other constricting snakes that are kept as pets, and are quite docile and easy to handle. A captive bred ball python usually flourishes given the proper care.
About Ball Pythons
Ball pythons are so named because when threatened they roll themselves into a tight ball, tucking their head inside their coils. Young ball pythons grow about a foot a year for three years. They can live for a long time with proper care - up to about 50 years, although 20-30 appears to be more typical.
Captive Bred is Best
Ball pythons are somewhat notorious for refusing to feed, but many believe that is a much larger problem with wild caught specimens. In addition, wild caught snakes tend to be very stressed from capture and transport and often harbor a large parasite load. Captive bred snakes tend to be more expensive and sometimes harder to find, but they are well worth the extra cost.
Monty's adoption fee is $60