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Ball pythons, named due to their tendency to roll themselves into a ball and hide when frightened or threatened, are also commonly referred to as “royal” or “regal” pythons.
Ball pythons are generally well-mannered, easy to handle, and grow between three-five feet; making them an ideal snake for a beginning snake owner. Ball pythons do not usually bite, and for the most part, are very docile. Young snakes tend to be more aggressive, but become more comfortable with frequent handling.
Unfortunately, snakes are vulnerable to illness and health risks just like their cat and dog counterparts. With the proper care, ball pythons have a life expectancy up to 30 years. Did you know that Nationwide pet insurance offers an avian and exotic pet insurance plan? Click here to learn more.