Ball Python Facts: Morph Hobby
Ball Python Facts: Introduction
Interesting ball python facts is the name of the game with this article and I hope you find one you did not know before. Additionally, It will help you understand not only the ball python as a species but also the role they play with respect to the ball python breeding hobby. On that note, the ball python breeding hobby is always changing. As a result, this list will be continually updated to include new and interesting facts as the understanding of this amazing species and hobby evolves. Lastly, If you have an interesting fact that you would like to share, send it to us and we will add it to the list.
Ball Python Facts #1:
These slithering creatures are named after their instinctual defense posture of going into a ball to protect itself with its head usually being in the center of that ball.
Ball Python Facts #2:
They are originally from central and west Africa and were exported mainly from Ghana, Togo, and Benin. In the wild they live in termite mounts and holes that have been previously created by other animals. Since they live in enclosed areas it is believed that this is why they push against anything that touches them when they are constricting their prey; as if to crush anything against the walls of their surroundings.
Ball Python Facts #3:
The Albino ball python morph first sold for $15,000.
Ball Python Facts #4:
The Piebald ball python morph first sold for $25,000.
Ball Python Facts #5:
Americans call them ball pythons. In Europe, they are called Royal Pythons.
Ball Python Facts #6:
There are many types of Pythons. Ball pythons are among the smallest ranging between 4 to 5 feet.
Ball Python Facts #7:
The Scaleless head ball python morph first sold for $50,000.
Ball Python Facts #8:
The ball python is a snake that is revered and considered a deity in Nigeria.
Ball Python Facts #9:
Female ball pythons, on average, are bigger than their male counterparts.
Ball Python Facts #10:
At the beginning of the Ball Python Morph Mania, there were only a handful of mutations. These included the albino, ghost (hypo), and piebald’s. Soon thereafter, came the pinstripe and spider ball python morph.
Ball Python Facts #11:
A heatlthy ball python can live anywhere from 30 to 40 years old.
Ball Python Facts #12:
Pythons in general are mostly muscle. They usually get about 4 to 5 feet, however, there is a region of Africa (Volta / sub-Saharan region) where ball pythons get larger than average and can even produce three times as many eggs as their average counterparts. Riera Reptiles, LLC currently has ball pythons of this region in his collection which were imported from Africa.