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PythonsHabitat & Handling

Where do Pythons Like to Live?

Ball Pythons are not hugely active pets but they will require quite a large tank due to their size. Choose a vivarium which is secure so that your Snake cannot escape.

Strong branches, and sheltered hides will be needed for your Python to feel safe and well, while a heat mat and basking lamp will be needed to regulate your Snake's body temperature. Nocturnal snakes, your Python will not need specialist lighting, however to view your snake at night, you should use a nighttime light.

Your snake will also need a water bath deep enough to soak in, especially during shedding periods.


Give your snake a couple of days to settle in, before you try handling it. Be gentle and persistent, with short sessions at first to build trust. It shouldn't take too long for the snake to get comfortable in your company. Remember these snakes are constrictors so they may try to wrap themselves around you.

Be gentle, and try to avoid sudden movements. If he does wrap around your arm or neck, gently grasp its tail and unwrap it. Never try to unwrap it by holding its head.


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