Ball Python

Python regius

Life expectancy: 30 year Life Expectancy /Captivity
Less than 10 years in the wild
Habitat: Grasslands Savannas-Woodlands, Native to Africa
Born: 2008

Fun Facts About Ball Pythons

  • This species is particularly revered in the traditional religion of the Igbo people of southwestern Nigeria. They have many color variations.
  • Ball pythons in the wild have many predators, and very young and small snakes are most vulnerable. Predators include: Larger snakes, birds, carnivorous animals, spiders, insects and large frogs.
  • It is also known as the royal python. Rulers in Africa wore them as jewelry.
  • In captivity, ball pythons should be fed every 10 days.
  • Ball pythons are the smallest python.