First time snake owner
Hi. I just acquired a ball python and I need suggestions on how to maintian its habitat in regards to temp and humidity
Mecklenburg County North Carolina
Thank you for your question. Ball pythons are relatively easy to maintain. Here is a link to a "Care Sheet" published by Reptiles Magazine that should give you everything you need to know to create a suitable habitat for your snake:
If you're interested in finding out more about this species, there is an excellent, but somewhat expensive, book available on everything you need to know about ball pythons:
Barker, Tracy M. and Barker, David G. (2006). Ball Pythons: Their History, Natural History, Care and Breeding. Boerne: VPI Library.
If you don't want to spend the money to purchase this book, you can probably borrow a copy at your local library through interlibrary loan.
I hope this answers your question, and thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.