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  • Picky ball python

    Just having some trouble having him feed and was wondering what size rats should he be taking ?

  • #2
    Ball pythons are notoriously picky eaters. Make sure the rodent you are feeding is warm. It can also help to feed at night, when the snake is more active. As for the rat size, the best thing to do is to weigh your snake. To determine the right sized rat, weigh your snake and feed rats that are around 10-15% the snake's body weight. I found a chart online that might be helpful:

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    Good luck getting him to eat!
    Crested gecko "Bug", corn snake "Luna", dog "Raymee," and a bunch of fish!


    • #3
      The average life-span of a picky ball python is 30 years but it is not unheard of for one to live up to 45 years old as long as they are living in captivity. These snakes tend not to live as long in the wild because of the environment and dangers in having to fend for themselves.