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The Royal python, also called the ball python, is a python species native to West and Central Africa, where it lives in grasslands and shrublands. This nonvenomous constrictor is the smallest of the African pythons, growing to a maximum length of 5-6ft.
The name "ball python" refers to its tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. Favored retreats include mammal burrows, abandoned termite mounds and other underground hiding places. In captivity, they are considered good pets, with their relatively small size and placid nature making them easy to handle. Males tend to display more semi-arboreal behaviors, whilst females tend towards terrestrial behaviors.
Care Requirements: Beginner
Temperature : 75-80F (ambient) 88-92F (hotspot)
Humidity : 60%
Diet: Rodents (frozen thawed)
Adult cage size: 30 gallons+
Lifespan: 20+ years