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  • beautiful sterling ball python female. now that’s sterling; cinnamon and super pastel, and I am a big sucker for super genes because it means all of its babies will for sure be born with the pastel gene, and then the possibilities of pastel plus whatever other genes get mixed in!
  • beautiful sterling ball python female. now that’s sterling; cinnamon and super pastel, and I am a big sucker for super genes because it means all of its babies will for sure be born with the pastel gene, and then the possibilities of pastel plus whatever other genes get mixed in!

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  • Is that a ball python with - GASP - lights??? You bet it is! Kiki has both a halogen heat lamp and an Arcadia 6% T5 HO UVB as part of her setup.

As a general rule, the more common a reptile is in the pet trade, the more myths they have about their care. Ball pythons, leopard geckos, and bearded dragons are prominent examples of this tragedy. Here are some of the most common myths I hear about ball pythons on almost a daily basis:
β€’ Any kind of light in their enclosure is intensely stressful.
β€’ They don't benefit from UVB.
β€’ Large enclosures stress them out.
β€’ Wild ball pythons live in termite mounds and never emerge from their burrows.
β€’ They're clumsy climbers and shouldn't be given any kind of climbing object because they'll fall and hurt themselves.
β€’ They need to be fed every 7-14 days.
β€’ Fasting is unnatural and a bad thing. ...I could go on. There are A LOT of myths about ball pythons, which has led to widespread husbandry practices based on folklore rather than actual science. It doesn't help that the groups which enforce these practices tend to be authoritarian and cultish by nature, quick to boot anyone who dares to so much as question their godlike authority. Their vicious tyranny intimidates people into bending to their will, because after all, how could they be wrong when they assert their opinions so forcefully?

All you need to do is compare their assertions with actual science and real observations of wild ball pythons: (continued in the comments)
  • Is that a ball python with - GASP - lights??? You bet it is! Kiki has both a halogen heat lamp and an Arcadia 6% T5 HO UVB as part of her setup.

    As a general rule, the more common a reptile is in the pet trade, the more myths they have about their care. Ball pythons, leopard geckos, and bearded dragons are prominent examples of this tragedy. Here are some of the most common myths I hear about ball pythons on almost a daily basis:
    β€’ Any kind of light in their enclosure is intensely stressful.
    β€’ They don't benefit from UVB.
    β€’ Large enclosures stress them out.
    β€’ Wild ball pythons live in termite mounds and never emerge from their burrows.
    β€’ They're clumsy climbers and shouldn't be given any kind of climbing object because they'll fall and hurt themselves.
    β€’ They need to be fed every 7-14 days.
    β€’ Fasting is unnatural and a bad thing. ...I could go on. There are A LOT of myths about ball pythons, which has led to widespread husbandry practices based on folklore rather than actual science. It doesn't help that the groups which enforce these practices tend to be authoritarian and cultish by nature, quick to boot anyone who dares to so much as question their godlike authority. Their vicious tyranny intimidates people into bending to their will, because after all, how could they be wrong when they assert their opinions so forcefully?

    All you need to do is compare their assertions with actual science and real observations of wild ball pythons: (continued in the comments)

  •  475  35  5 December, 2019
  • Throwback to last year when this little guy was just a hatchling! Pastel Desert Ghost Het Puzzle #desertghost #pastelballpython
  • Throwback to last year when this little guy was just a hatchling! Pastel Desert Ghost Het Puzzle #desertghost #pastelballpython

  •  441  6  9 January, 2020