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Ball python
Ball python
The ball python.
Information

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Pythonidae

Genus

Python

Species

P. regius

Length

Has average length of 4-5 feet depending on gender. Females typically grow larger than males. Some females get up to 6-7 feet long.

Diet

Carnivorous

The ball python is an African python snake that usually doesn't grow to be over 3-3.9 feet long. They have large, stocky bodies and relatilvely small, bottle-shaped heads. When stressed, they curl up into a ball, which gives them their name.

Diet Edit

They eat small mammals when living in the wild, while pythons imported from the wild are usually picky eaters. Captive pythons usually do well with rats and mice for their diet.

Reproduction Edit

The females lay 3-11 eggs, which are rather large and are very leathery. They incubate their eggs for 55-60 days, then the eggs hatch.

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