It was not more than a day or two ago when I ended up in line searching for ball pythons available to be purchased, as I caught a representative of the store tell a client, “A fish tank is the thing that you keep your Ball Python in”. In case you’re similar to I used to be, you believed that worker and returned home with the fish tank and lights that you ‘should purchase’. From that day forward, I just accepted my snake cherished all the open space.
Today I’ll be looking at dealing with your Ball Python in a fish tank versus a fenced in area which has explicitly been intended for Ball Pythons. The main issue that I saw when my female snake was in her fish tank was her helpless shedding. For what reason wouldn’t my Ball Pythons skin tumble off? She’d lost some in the center, yet the remainder of her body actually has old skin on it. Or then again maybe the normal, “My snake’s eye covers haven’t tumbled off. How would I eliminate them?” Simple. The issue is that you are keeping your snake in some unacceptable sort of fenced in area.
A Ball Python requires a day by day relative stickiness (RH) of generally 55%. This number sounds straightforward. “How hard could that be?” I thought. Indeed, when I understood 55%RH implied I would need to shower down my fenced in area two times per day, 7 days per week, I understood that a fish tank was not made for a Ball Python. Getting to 55%RH was hard, yet ultimately I discovered that during the shed cycle (Which we’ll discuss in about fourteen days) the moistness should be significantly higher, 60%RH-70%RH! I wound up strolling all over the steps the entire day showering it down. The dampness simply dissipates out the highest point of the fishtank so quick when the air is so hot on account of the bulb. In the right reptile walled in area for this kind of snake, you would just have to shower down your nook once every 4 days*. This permits you to invest more energy making the most of your pet Ball Python. Your snake will shed the entirety of its skin from the tip of its nose right down through its body with 85% less work for you!
Presently, if your snake’s eye covers are stuck on, or you need to pull its skin off during an awful shed, it is no doubt on the grounds that your snake is in a fenced in area with practically no mugginess. As opposed to being worried about eliminating the eye covers/skin (which worries the snake and is superfluous), you ought to be more worried about raising the mugginess. My recommendation is consistently to keep your snake in a Ball Python Enclosure. You wouldn’t keep your reptile in a feathered creature confine, so for what reason would you keep it in a fish tank? (TM)