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Why Ball Pythons Are A Great Introduction Into The World Of Owning Snakes

by Sandra Butler

While for many people the idea of owning a snake has always been one that is completely off the table, more and more Americans are starting to change their opinion on the matter. There is so much more information online about snakes and how they can be interesting pets and actually quite charming and cute in their own way that you yourself might have been swayed and are considering getting one for the first time. If that is the case, and you are on the lookout for a good pet option when it comes to snakes, then here are a few reasons why you should have a look at the many ball pythons for sale.

Shy And Non-Venomous

It might sound weird to hear a snake described as 'shy,' but ball pythons certainly are that. They mostly enjoy being snuggled up in a tight circle, and when it does come time to hunt they use constriction to kill and eat their prey, not venom. That means that even in a worst-case scenario, where your snake bites you, it will not cause major damage or be life-threatening, but rather very simple to care for. As you become more familiar with the mannerisms of a snake and how to tell when it is annoyed, hungry, tired, or whatever else, then you can move on to more intimidating varieties.

Not Too Big, Not Too Small

Ball pythons are small for a snake that uses constriction as its main method of attack, but overall it is still quite a lot larger than the really small, and very dangerous, snakes that are commonly venomous. This makes it a perfect middle ground for someone who just wants a good old-fashioned snake that looks and acts like a snake should, and this will allow you to know what type of snake you are more interested in and whether or not you want any more in the future. 

Easy To Maintain

Some snakes have very specific diets that are expensive to keep up with, while the many ball pythons for sale have a very regular feeding pattern that can be fulfilled by a quick trip to a pet store, or maybe even your backyard if you have an abundance of rats or mice. Ball pythons make great friends of farmers who don't know how to keep getting rid of all the vermin they catch, and as long as you keep their enclosure relatively warm and clean, your snake will never have any problems existing in captivity.

For more information on ball pythons for sale, contact a professional near you.


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Friends With Fur: A Pet Blog

Nothing is quite like the bond you develop with a pet. You and your dog know each other to the core. You and your cat have your own way of communicating, even though you do not speak their language. These pets are, in a very real sense, your friends — but they are friends you have the responsibility of caring for completely. Determining what the best care for your pet really is can be a challenge. That's why we created this blog. The articles collected here will help you become a better owner and a better friend to your furry companion, whether they're a cat, dog, rabbit, or other species entirely.