First time snake owner

Asked August 24, 2018, 8:46 PM EDT

Hi. I just acquired a ball python and I need suggestions on how to maintian its habitat in regards to temp and humidity

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1 Response

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:

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Snakes/Ball-Python/

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.

Jim