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Old 12-17-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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BALL PYTHON: SNAKE EXPERT, HELP?

i have a couple questions pertaining to my Ball python, if you know alot about snakes, please send me a PM!
i would post my questions, but i dont want to have my thread locked. thank you!
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Don't use a heat rock. Use a heat lamp on one side of the tank only because some snakes will sit on the heat rock and burn their underside. The snake will be able to get away from the lamp if it is on one side of the tank. Get one of the red bulb heat lamps at Petco or Petsmart. It doesn't have to be very powerful.

DO NOT feed the snake inside the tank. Get another container like a large cardboard box to drop food in for him to eat. Don't handle the food and then touch him because your hand will smell like food. Just drop the food in and wash your hands before getting him out. That way, your snake won't want to bite you unless you hurt it. If you feed him in the tank, he may think anything coming into the tank is food.

I worked at Petco about a decade ago. I liked walking around with a scorpion or bearded dragon on my shoulder while I talked to customers.
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Your other thread got locked because of what you said you were going to do.. had nothing to do with the snake.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
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Don't use a heat rock. Use a heat lamp on one side of the tank only because some snakes will sit on the heat rock and burn their underside. The snake will be able to get away from the lamp if it is on one side of the tank. Get one of the red bulb heat lamps at Petco or Petsmart. It doesn't have to be very powerful.

DO NOT feed the snake inside the tank. Get another container like a large cardboard box to drop food in for him to eat. Don't handle the food and then touch him because your hand will smell like food. Just drop the food in and wash your hands before getting him out. That way, your snake won't want to bite you unless you hurt it. If you feed him in the tank, he may think anything coming into the tank is food.

I worked at Petco about a decade ago. I liked walking around with a scorpion or bearded dragon on my shoulder while I talked to customers.
thanks for the help! right now i have a light on the top of the screen, is that ok?
what do you think about heat pads?
thanks for the advise on the food! i really have no idea about snakes, so this is helping alot.
i will be messaging you other questions you may be able to help me with!

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Your other thread got locked because of what you said you were going to do.. had nothing to do with the snake.
did i say i was going to do anything? i asked if the snake can be around my neck while consuming my "MEDICATION"
they said anytime that is mentioned in a thread, lock! so lets not bring this up
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thanks for the help! right now i have a light on the top of the screen, is that ok?
what do you think about heat pads?
thanks for the advise on the food! i really have no idea about snakes, so this is helping alot.
i will be messaging you other questions you may be able to help me with!



did i say i was going to do anything? i asked if the snake can be around my neck while consuming my "MEDICATION"
they said anytime that is mentioned in a thread, lock! so lets not bring this up
Threads are locked when you mention illegal activities, regardless of what that might be.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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How about we not talk about that so it doesn't get locked, thanks.
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Threads are locked when you mention illegal activities, regardless of what that might be.
Not true at all

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gen...-truck-18.html

Tons of illegal refrences in there about smoking weed. And I'm sure there's a ton of other threads containing illegal activities
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I don't like heat pads for the same reason as a heat rock. They can get burned. As for a lamp, don't just go for the heat lamp, use the UV bulb. They need the vitamins from it as if they are in the sun.

I used to take my snakes to places with me all of the time. I would put my hair in a ponytail and they would wrap around it and tuck their head inside. You would not believe how many compliments I got on my "hair wrap". Until she moves....
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Have a ball python but she was already 15 when we got her.. So I probably wouldn't be helpful. All the things you shouldn't do, like feed them in the cage, we had no issue doing because she was so used to it.
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Do the snake a favor and go to Petco or Petsmart and talk to a reptile person, or do some research online. TacomaWorld isn't the best place for snake advice.
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I don't like heat pads for the same reason as a heat rock. They can get burned. As for a lamp, don't just go for the heat lamp, use the UV bulb. They need the vitamins from it as if they are in the sun.

I used to take my snakes to places with me all of the time. I would put my hair in a ponytail and they would wrap around it and tuck their head inside. You would not believe how many compliments I got on my "hair wrap". Until she moves....
the lamp petsmart recommended me has like a black light bulb, ill look at the box when i get home and see exactly what it is. it doesnt feel like it puts off too much heat.

i have been taking him everywhere! shopping, get gas, etc! its so awesome haha.

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Do the snake a favor and go to Petco or Petsmart and talk to a reptile person, or do some research online. TacomaWorld isn't the best place for snake advice.
i already went in and talked to the reptile person, he helped me quite a bit but i think he also mislead me a little bit.
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I've never heard of black bulbs, but they seem to be the same as the red bulbs after looking at them on Petco.com. As long as it puts out a little heat and the snake can escape the heat by going on the other end of the aquarium, you should be good to go. Get a half log or something the snake can hide in.


Also, don't put the water bowl anywhere near the lamp light. It will grow mold and other crap in the water bowl, and you'll have to scrub it every once in a while.
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I guess I'll ask the obvious question here, why would you get a pet you know nothing about? Shouldn't you have asked all this before actually getting it?
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what is going on here?

ball pythons are easy. no heat rocks. they cant really regulate how hot they are getting and can get burned. i used a heat pad with a thermostat. measure temps. i felt safe with a heat pad. i used a heat lamp with a standard bulb. i just warmed a branch section that the snake would curl up in.

UV is more important to lizards than primative snakes. it is a calcium thing if i remember correctly. snakes gets alot of calcium from bones, skin..that type of thing.

i never gave my snakes a water bowl. i did however give them daily soaks in a lukewarm water tub. they loved it.

is this ball python captive raised? is it a baby?
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