Can a ball python eat too much?

Can a ball python eat too much?

Yes, sometimes ball pythons will over eat to a certain extent, but they are also prone to fasting for periods of time which result in them slimming back down. Regardless, personally I do not feed any more often even if the meal seemed small or the snake still seems hungry.

Why is my snake still hungry after feeding?

When a snake is hunting to feed, this causes a release of certain hormones that cause it to become excited. It takes a while for the rodents to be digested, so even though your snake has a belly full of rodents, it may still feel hungry for a spell after it eats.

How much should my ball python be eating?

Your snake may be the best one to answer this question for you but typically an adult snake (over one year of age) will eat once every 10 to 14 days. Younger snakes should eat more often since they are still growing. They should eat at least once a week, or even once every 5 to 6 days while growing.

Why is my ball python so active after eating?

You sure he’s not still hungry? That’s the first reason they would still be active after a meal. Other reasons might include ‘searching’ for a good place to settle, or being upset by something different (temp, humidity, etc.) in their enclosure.

Can I feed ball python two days in a row?

There is no real harm in feeding 2 days in a row now and again, but I wouldn’t recommend it long term. Snakes need time to digest and use the energy they get from food, so having a full belly all the time is not good.

How do you know a ball python is hungry?

Hungry ball pythons often lay motionlessly, with their head poised and ready to strike. They may also prowl slowly around the habitat seeking prey. When frightened, ball pythons may withdraw their head into an “S-coil,” hiss, flee or roll into a ball.

How Long Can ball pythons go without eating?

Almost every ball python can survive for a minimum of six months without a single meal. Many individuals can go much, much longer. Of course, this is assuming there is not something else going on with your snake’s health and its husbandry needs are being met.

Can I hold my ball python everyday?

First off, never handle any snake for at least 48 hours after feeding. So, barring those 48 hours, I pretty much handle my ball every day that I can for maybe a max of about 20 minutes. I don’t handle on feeding day or the two following days.