Pythons for Sale

Pythons, specifically the Ball Python, are well-known for how they curl themselves up into a tight ball.  Uncle Bill's Pet Centers' most popular species of Pythons are the Ball Python and the Blood Python.  They have beautiful swirling patterns of browns, oranges, reds, yellows, and blacks.  As a snake gets ready to shed, though, its eyes will become milky and blue or gray while the coloration of the body will become a whitish color.  During this time, the snake may be irritable, so avoid handling it while the shedding process is taking place.  A happy, healthy Python has clear eyes (besides while shedding,) is active and generally alert, has healthy-looking skin, sheds its skin regularly, will shed skin in one whole piece, and is a regular eater.  These snakes can live up to an astounding 30 years if cared for properly and can grow up to 4-5 feet in length. Please call ahead to confirm the store location you'd like to visit has Pythons for sale available.

Python Diet

Pythons love to eat frozen, thawed, warmed, and even live rodents.  If feeding live rodents, though, it is best not to leave the two parties unattended for the rodent may fight back and injure the snake.  Young snakes will eat 1-2 times a week while adults will eat every 1-2 weeks.  Remember to feed the Python in a separate container so that it may not associate your hand or an open enclosure with food.  Also, it is important to carefully monitor feeding during its shed, as it may cause unnecessary stress to your Python

Python Habitat

The habitat for a Python should be large enough for exercise and daily activities, at least a 20 long.  Possible substrates you can use are aspen shavings, mulch-like materials, coconut fiber, reptile bark, and sphagnum moss.  Avoid gravel and artificial turf as they may damage the snake’s skin.  Temperatures in your Python’s habitat should range around 95°F on the warmer end and 78-80°F on the cooler end with regulated 40-60% humidity.  Humidity may need to increase to aid the shedding process.  Snakes need a photoperiod light cycle, meaning they require 8-12 hours of light a day and black or infrared lighting may be used at nighttime.  Snakes shed their skin on a regular basis, so keep humidity levels well-regulated and provide things that aid in the process of shedding such as sphagnum moss in a shedding box.  Adult Pythons should be kept separately and should not be housed with other species of snake.   

Are Pythons Right for Me?

Most Pythons do not mind handling as long as it is kept to a minimum.  They are neither exactly friendly nor aggressive:  they are just laid back and like to relax!  However, keep in mind that any reptile is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.  Otherwise, if you would like to care for a fairly large and calm snake such as the Python and are willing to commit to caring for a long-term pet, then this snake may be right for you.  They are neat to observe and feed, and can be great cold-blooded companions!

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Pythons for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 

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