View Full Version : new ball python

08-25-2007, 12:50 AM
picked her up this morning, my new lovely lady. :D

her story goes...
she was a holding snake at the reptile zoo. kids would tour the zoo and then get a photo with a holding snake for a few extra bucks. and then one day, she escaped and slithered her way into the water monitors section. they tore her up. the zoo declared her good as dead. one of the staff brought her home and treated her anyway. the vet she worked with didn't have high hopes either. she's been back to full health for a year now, and needed a new home.

she's been slapped around silly by kindergartners, tore up by monitors, and still the sweetest girl.


scars...couldn't get a photo of the scary one under her chin.

this is my first ball phyton, i've only had rat snakes before. can anyone tell me about her colors and pattern? she looks a lot less yellow then others i've seen.
(no problem with regular or normal, just wanting to be accurate)

08-25-2007, 01:27 AM
Aww. thats so sad. she is a precious girl. i hope she has a great long and Healthy life.

08-25-2007, 02:34 AM
Good for you!
She just looks like a normal, but hey one special normal :)

08-25-2007, 08:59 AM
What a great rescue story!\\:D/ She is a beautiful snake ,and should bring years of enjoyment for you. My ball python, buddy, has been with me for over 17 years, and she, like your snake, is just a normal color/pattern but I wouldn't take a million dollars for her.

08-25-2007, 03:57 PM
thanks gang!

but I wouldn't take a million dollars for her.
8-) i am in love. she is just the calmest snake i've ever met. she doesn't even hide away.

08-25-2007, 11:36 PM
Sounds like she's probably got a lot of stories to tell, if she could talk! :)

Glad she pulled through - sounds like a really nice snake. Perhaps she could talk to my RTB on feeding day and explain a little something about manners. :D

08-25-2007, 11:45 PM
Wow! What a trooper!

08-27-2007, 04:04 AM
She has a nice reduced pattern and a nice looking normal girl. As they age most tend to brown out and get a lighter tan losing some of the more yellow and orange they had as hatchlings and jueveniles.

08-27-2007, 08:44 AM
I'm so happy that you found that snake and that she finally has a good home!

08-27-2007, 10:42 AM
As they age most tend to brown out and get a lighter tan losing some of the more yellow and orange they had as hatchlings and jueveniles.

ah-ha. she's about 10 years old so that makes sense. thanks

Beantown Reptiles
09-28-2007, 11:58 AM
That's great that you are able to give her a nice home to relax in after all she's been through. My kids have asked for a snake, to add to our collection of Beardies and Geckos, but I have no clue where to start. Any suggestions for a good beginner snake?

09-28-2007, 03:11 PM
Corn snakes are one of the best beginner snakes.

09-28-2007, 04:34 PM
I would say a ball python... Corn snakes and slender long snakes like that move alot and are difficult to hold. Ball pythons stay fairly small and barely move when held, and when they do they are slow.