Captive-bred ball pythons can also be difficult feeders, but this should not cause fatalities if other husbandry conditions are properly applied. This native west African species is a true constrictor, and can make a fascinating pet.
Caging: These are not highly active snakes so cage sizes can be relatively small.
Heating and lighting: Ball pythons require higher temperatures of around 30°C that do not normally fall more than 5 degrees. Heat pads under one end of an enclosure would be a good heat source for these snakes.
Feeding: Although these pythons are rodent feeders they can be very picky, preferring one specific type. Gerbils are often a favourite. They will often stop eating for months at a time.
Miscellaneous: A water bowl is required that is large enough for the snake to completely submerge.