Read the Operating Manual First!

I was passing through the electronics section of a large retail store the other day picking up some batteries when I overheard a conversation between a customer and an employee of the store. The customer appeared to have purchased a basic VCR player a few days prior and was back in the store asking the employee a ton of basic operating questions. What the employee said to the customer next was astounding, straightforward and yet very true indeed! The employee politely asked the customer, “Sir, did you read the operating manual that came with the VCR? Most of your questions have already been answered in the manual.” The customer then replied, “You know what, I never even considered reading the manual. I just plugged it in and became frustrated when I couldn’t get things to work right out of the box. Thank you for your help!”

When I heard this conversation take place, I immediately thought about the countless emails, phone calls, instant messages and posts in our ball python forum from people asking similar questions. Questions that are more than likely already answered in any ball python book, care sheet or this website for that matter. I feel confident in saying that we have the most information and resources available on ball pythons that one could ever imagine, right here at RCReptiles.com. We probably have more information about ball pythons on this website than most people would care to know or learn about but more importantly, it’s here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it’s all free of charge to you. All you have to do is simply take the time to read and explore the material on the website and you’ll learn a lot more about your ball python and its requirements.

For instance, our ball python forum is packed with discussions on a wide variety of ball python related topics by some of the brightest and friendliest ball python keepers on the planet! The “Ball Python Articles” section of our website contains over 50+ articles, documents and reports on ball pythons. Everything from ball python care sheets to their biology and much, much more! Explore our website and you’ll find that just about any and every question you can think of has probably already been addressed in an article, blog, forum discussion, etc.

If you don’t have a ball python and plan on purchasing one in the near future, it’s in your best interest and that of your ball python that you learn the basic care requirements at a minimum before you bring one into your home. Read the ball python care sheet, understand the housing needs of a ball python (heating, hides, humidity, etc) before you even purchase one. After you’ve done your due diligence and have a firm understanding of the “do’s and don’ts” of keeping a ball python the right and responsible way, go ahead and purchase one!

A ball python is one of the best pet snakes you could ever dream of owning so do your future companion a well deserved favor and do the equivalent of reading the “operations manual” for it. If your ball python could speak, I’m sure it would say with much gratitude, “Thank you!” :-)

Learn more about your pet ball python snake
Learn more about your pet ball python snake

Interesting Albino Ball Python we just Hatched

I'm not quite sure what's going on with this albino if anything but I figured it was worth sharing in the blog. What do you think, just a pale albino ball python or do you think there's something going on genetically here? You can follow the discussion here in our ball python forum and chime in on the discussion as well.

Interesting Albino Ball Python - Photo #1
Interesting Albino Ball Python - Photo #1

Interesting Albino Ball Python - Photo #2
Interesting Albino Ball Python - Photo #2

Photo'd next to an albino ball python clutchmate for comparison
Photo'd next to an albino ball python clutchmate for comparison

Beware of Ball Python Internet Scam Artists!!!

It has come to our attention that there are people using the Internet who are attempting to blatantly defraud and scam people by offering them great deals for ball python morphs (Piebalds, Albinos, Pastels, etc) using photos of ball pythons from our website. We’ve been able to have several of these websites shut down but we’re still receiving reports from people that scammers are still attempting to defraud people using our photos – mainly from the collection page on our website.

I can't stress enough that if you decide to purchase a ball python, even if it's not from RCReptiles.com, please research the person or breeder you plan to buy your animal from. Report all Internet fraud to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and read my other blog entitled Ball Python Buyers Beware!

Report ball python Internet fraud and scam artists!
Report ball python Internet fraud and scam artists!

Happy Mother's Day to Supermoms Everywhere!

Taking a detour from blogging about ball pythons today to wish every mother out there a happy mother's day! :-)

Happy Mother's Day to Supermoms Everywhere!

A Public "Thanks" to Jules Sylvester

I want to thank Jules Sylvester for his glowing remarks and for telling his friends and the wonderful folks in Hollywood that RCReptiles.com is the place to go for quality captive bred ball pythons. For those that don't know Jules, he's the one responsible for supplying the amazing snakes in the blockbuster movie, "Snakes on a Plane". You may have also seen him on the Jay Leno show or in his 2002 television series, "Wild Adventures".

Thanks again Jules!

Snakes on a plane movie
Snakes on a Plane