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Why a Ball Python Makes a Great Pet

by Kirk Hernandez

If you are looking for the right pet for you to bring home, then you need to choose one that is going to fit into your life now, as well as in the future. You want a pet that's going to bring joy into your life, and one that's not going to be too demanding. Some people are the types who prefer a pet like a cat or a dog. Some people prefer more exotic pets like pot-belly pigs, and some prefer reptiles for pets. If you are the type of person who likes snakes, then consider choosing a ball python if you are going to be getting your first snake. Here are three reasons why you may find that a ball python would be a good choice when you are looking for your first snake: 

1: Ball pythons are docile snakes

When you are looking for a pet that's easy to care for, and you decide on a snake, a ball python can be a great choice. Different types of snakes can have different types of behaviors and personalities. As a beginner, you want a snake that's going to be more on the docile side, and this is just what you can expect from a ball python. In fact, many beginners choose to go with a ball python for this reason. A ball python will be a snake you can handle easily. When they are handled regularly, they can get very used to it and may even become a snake that you can take with you out in public without worrying about them getting too frisky and trying to get away or getting hostile.  

2: Ball pythons are easy to care for 

Another great reason for choosing a ball python is because they are also easy for you to care for. Ball pythons don't get very big, and this means you won't have to increase the size of their habitat repeatedly as time goes on. Instead, you can purchase one that is going to work for the maximum size they should grow to be when they are full-grown, and you won't have to worry about replacing it at all in the future. Ball pythons generally stay between two and five feet when they are full-grown. Also, you won't have to worry about the ball python needing to be fed larger and larger food as time goes on since they won't grow to be very large.

3: Ball pythons don't require a lot of attention

You will want to handle your ball python regularly in order for you to keep them as docile as possible. However, they still require much less attention and care than most other types of animals. If you tend to work long hours, then a ball python can be a great pet for you. You can handle them when you have some spare time, but not have to worry about them feeling neglected without frequent attention the way other types of pets like cats and dogs would.

If you would like to find out more, you can start by looking at ball pythons for sale in your area.