Python or Royal Python
Ball Python, also known as the Royal Python, is
the smallest of the African python species. This
is a very popular constrictor due to its small
size, reasonable price, and docility. They can
live 20 to 30 years in captivity.
typically don't bite, instead choosing to coil
tightly into the ball that gives them their
common name. As they grow and are handled, they
will become more tame and make wonderful pet
reptiles. (This information was taken from
We have four ball pythons at
Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp. Two of them are
named Seth and Shamus. Seth and Shamus are the two
animals that have been part of the camp program for the
longest time - since it first began in 1993.
In the summer of 2010, Seth
laid her first eggs and successfully hatched all five of
The snakes below are sitting on 1' x 1'
square tiles. Shamus is on the left, next to two young
Redtail Boas for comparison.
for more Ball Python