Threatens the reptile with a different predator danger rolls the snake to a tight tangle and protects the sensitive head through his body. Therefore, the King Python got its English name “Ball Python”. By his shy behavior and reclusive lifestyle Python Regius in his wild rarely comes into contact with people. The implementation on the terrarium if you would like to hold a ball Python, is to recreate the natural conditions as accurately as possible, so that the Python comfortable. Stress, anxiety, or other unfavourable circumstances denied the ball Python fast food intake, prone to illness and may even die. It is therefore important to recreate its natural habitat and its needs as well it is possible in a terrarium. For this, the climate must first be adapted to conditions in Africa.
This means that you must reach a higher temperature, as well as an increased humidity. In Africa, it is at night usually never colder than the 25 C with temperatures around 35 C during the day. This is where you make sure to make it also in the terrarium, must keep the temperature fluctuations in the frame. There should be no larger deviations than 5 C. The humidity in Africa and the other buildings is over 60%, therefore, must the enclosure itself have a humidity of approximately 60% and a humidity of about 80% have the hiding places. Because the Python is a very shy animal, you should offer him sufficient hiding places and equip the entire terrarium with sufficient privacy. This is achieved best by roots, artificial plants and many hiding places.
Because the ball Python spends the days in his hide and is active only at night, UV and UVB not necessary are lamps, because the Python in contrast need no UV rays to other snake species. Conclusion the Royal Python is a fascinating terrarium snake and as long as you feel to the surroundings of the terrarium as accurately as possible the habitats of Africa you can have lots of pleasure with this snake and watch nature in its own four walls. But has a healthy and active animal, it is important that you the establishment of the terrarium is no compromises. Matthias Frank