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My juvenile ball python is wheezing and has a rattle/rumble.
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Thank you so much for your help. He isn't eating. I placed a
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My ball python eats live feed. Last night I thought I had
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My ball python was born in August 2019, I got him back in
My ball python was born in August 2019, I got him back in late February this year. He's not a normal, I believe he has the firefly and spotnose genes. The breeder he came from feeds their snakes live … read more
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Anna
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I have a 20 year old ball python who has not eaten for one
I have a 20 year old ball python who has not eaten for one year. He was raised to eat live rats. The last time he ate a rat was 12/24/2009. He then went into hibernation until April 2010. I have tried… read more
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I have a year and a half old ball python i bought on Dec 3.
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I have had a male Ball Python for about three years now, I
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Our Ball Python is approx. 4 and 1 half feet in length. about
Our Ball Python is approx. 4 and 1 half feet in length. about 7" to 8" girth at the largest part of his body. We have always just fed him 8 or 9 adult mice every 4 to 6 weeks. The people that work at … read more
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My one year old ball python hasnt eaten anything in about a month.
My one year old ball python hasn't eaten anything in about a month. He doesn't seem to be loosing any weight should I be worried?… read more
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eaten well every week...about 2 weeks since her last feed
I have had my ball python for approx 7 weeks. She has eaten well every week. She just shed, it has been about 2 weeks since her last feed. She is not interested in eating. My husband fed when I was ou… read more
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