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Royal Pythons are one of the most popular pet species in the UK because of both their lovely temperament and how easy they are to keep. They are beautifully marked and are now being bred in many different colours and patterns. Royal Pythons are sometime referred to as Ball Pythons, when they are scared they will roll into a ball with their head well protected in between its coils. They grow to around 1.2m long and are a heavily built snake, with a very gentle nature.
We are working towards improving the welfare of every pet reptile, which is why our expectations are so much higher than those of some other retailers and breeders. You want a healthy, happy pet and we know that our royal python habitats are a great way to achieve that! Please read our article on minimum standards (see the link in the main description below) to see why our habitats are the most effective on the market.
Our animals are only available for collection in store. Speak to our care team, or visit us in-store to purchase your new pet.
Please read about our minimum standards and why we use them – it’s really important!
For first-time owners we have provided a quick guide on the essential care tips for Calico Royal Pythons
Feed your Python one defrosted rat or mouse once a week. Once they reach maturity, you can then begin to feed it on a fortnightly basis. Ensure that you defrost food in a refrigerator overnight and allow it to reach room temperature. You can either leave it in the enclosure near to your python or feed it using tongs or tweezers.
Creating a suitable environment is critical for the well being of your snake.
As long as your python has lots of places to hide, they are quite happy to move straight in to an adult sized habitat of at least 120cm x 60cm (4′ x 2′). Ensure that you regularly clean the enclosure, removing waste as soon as possible and disinfecting water bowls and decor with reptile safe disinfectant spray.