How Often to Feed a Ball Python - Reptile Knowledge

They are a constrictor and their diet consists of small rodents. They will eat mice and rats throughout their lives. They are nocturnal, so feed at night. Small Ball Pythons will feed on small "fuzzy" mice (once a week) and will begin to consume larger mice and even small rats as they grow. Adults will feed on adult mice or small rats (one or two every week to ten days). Ball Pythons will often refuse food if they are handled excessively or when their habitat changes. They will need time to get comfortable in new surroundings. Fresh water in a good size water dish should always be available. A shallow water dish works well. The python will usually climb in and may get water on the substrate. If this happens, the substrate should be changed or alternatively, the python can be soaked in a separate water dish once a week.

May 10, 2011 - The Eating Habits of The Ball Python By: Kevin Dangerfield & Jaylon Jennings Hypothesis Will snakes react more to warm food or cold food?

All snakes have a POTZ, which is the Preferred Optimal Temperature Zone. For a single cage, an under-tank heater (UTH) with a thermostat or rheostat is a good option. Do not use hot rocks in your ball python habitat as they often cause burns in snakes. You’ll want a heat source that heats the entire enclosure, air and all, not just one spot, although a hotter basking area is better.

Ball pythons vary in their feeding habits

When originally purchasing your ball python be sure to hound the ball python breeder about the specific snake you are looking at and its eating habits Ball pythons are not usually picky eaters and therefore can be fed frozen fuzzies, hoppers, or full-grown mice/rats depending on the size of the snake being fed. Young animals such as the one featured in this blog post should eat once weekly, but as they get older, it is acceptable to feed them every one to two weeks. It should also be noted that during the cooler times of the year, it is not unusual for ball pythons to reject food. This is normal and owners should just keep an eye on the weight and health of the animal and offer food approximately every ten days until the snake resumes its normal eating habits.

Ball Python Care Sheet - Reptiles Magazine

Ball pythons are not usually picky eaters and therefore can be fed frozen fuzzies, hoppers, or full-grown mice/rats depending on the size of the snake being fed. Young animals such as the one featured in this blog post should eat once weekly, but as they get older, it is acceptable to feed them every one to two weeks. It should also be noted that during the cooler times of the year, it is not unusual for ball pythons to reject food. This is normal and owners should just keep an eye on the weight and health of the animal and offer food approximately every ten days until the snake resumes its normal eating habits.

Feed your ball python an appropriately sized rodent weekly