What time should I feed my ball python?

What time should I feed my ball python?

What time should I feed my ball python?

Ball pythons are happy to eat frozen-thawed prey, but snakes that have previously eaten live prey may take some time to adjust to dead prey. Ball pythons are nocturnal, so the best time for feeding is in the evening or just after you have turned out the lights.

How big of a meal should I feed my ball python?

Food size for ball pythons is important – prey’s thickest girth should be a bit less or equal to thickest girth of your ball python. Make sure you offer right sized food – your ball python won’t eat any prey items that are too small. And, feeding prey items that are too large can cause regurgitation.

Can I feed my ball python every 4 days?

Feeding growing and adult Ball Pythons If you want to keep your snake healthy and happy a 7-10 day feeding schedule should be observed. A feeding schedule of every 3-4 days will push your snake to grow and mature faster.

Will ball python eat during day?

In many cases, the best time of day to feed a ball python is after sunset. These snakes are nocturnal and crepuscular in the wild, so they tend to have a better feeding response at night.

Can I feed my ball python 2 days in a row?

There is no real harm in feeding 2 days in a row now and again, but I wouldn’t recommend it long term. Snakes need time to digest and use the energy they get from food, so having a full belly all the time is not good.

How long do ball pythons fast?

There are two records of ball pythons fasting up to 22 months. A healthy-looking snake may fast for a couple of months with no ill effects, but this feeding schedule should not be encouraged. New acquisitions may fast until they become accustomed to their surroundings.

Should you feed ball pythons cage?

It is best to feed them in their home. Also try leaving everything in its cage when you are feeding it such as water bowl, hide boxes, decor, etc. Like what kaorte said, they only eat when they feel secure.

How painful is a ball python bite?

Simply put, ball python bites are not very painful. While their teeth are quite sharp, ball pythons don’t have strong jaws. Accordingly, bites typically feel like a series of tiny pinpricks. In fact, a variety of common injuries typically hurt much worse than a ball python bite.