If you are planning to keep ball pythons, there are a lot of things to get to know about their place to live. Keeping a ball python request much care than the other pets. One of the most important things in their habitat is bedding.
Building territory for a python will a much affect on their comfortable feeling. There are many brands of the substrate available in the market place. Due to this, making the best ball python bedding is not an easy task. This article below will help you to find out the right bedding for your ball python.
WHICH TYPES OF BEDDING ARE SAFE FOR A BALL PYTHON?
In the natural, most pythons prefer to live in prairie, grassland habitats, especially in burrows underground. In the enclosed, some materials that most commonly used for the substrate include coconut fiber, aspen shavings, orchid back, carpet bedding, beech chipping, artificial turf, etc or cost-effective option such as newspaper, paper towels, moss, etc.
Please note that never using cedar as a substrate because it is toxic to your ball python. Even though it has a scent but the bark of this tree contains oil that destroys the nervous system of snakes.
The second material that you should not use is sand. Sand or any tiny particles can get the risk of being blind for your python. Sand also cannot retentive moisture and make a much amount of dust.
BUILDING AND DECORATING ENCLOSURE FOR THE BALL PYTHON
Python balls are very shy, they will feel safer and secure when staying in a tight place than open spaces. They prefer to have a place to hide. It is so great for your ball pythons if you provide them sphagnum moss in their tank.
Giving them a place to climb like a sturdy branch is also a good way to keep your ball pythons comfortable and help them when they shed skin.