Fire Leopard Clown Het Pied Ball Python



  • Python regius
    Captive Bred
    Approximately 43 Inches In Length
    Roughly 340Grams And Growing
    Feeding On Live Medium Rats Weekly

The phrase “het python” may also cause you to ponder, “What is a het pied ball python?” These ball pythons have the pied gene, but they don’t show any signs of it. They are thus devoid of any white spots. They look like a typical ball python.


They live in Africa’s tropical and subtropical climates, where they are known scientifically as Python regius. From the western coast of Sierra Leone all the way through Ghana and Liberia to Nigeria and Uganda, their original countries are located in the west. They are curiously absent from southern regions of the equator.

Large white patches among their brown spots or stripes distinguish Pied Ball Pythons from other species. They are incredibly distinctive among Pythons due to their recessive characteristic of unpigmented skin.

Additionally, they have a special reputation among snake keepers for being calm and simple to manage.

Since they are naturally quite reluctant to bite, once they have gotten used to their new environment, they can be handled easily on a regular basis.

If properly cared for, this snake is typically very healthy in captivity and has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. They typically eat thawed rats every two weeks, and maintaining their tanks is not difficult.

Pied Ball Python Care Guide

The Pied Ball prefers to hang out on grasslands, savannahs, and farmlands in the wild. They spend the night on the ground. This implies that they will spend the day sleeping while curled up in a “ball” inside of burrows. They will hunt small lizards or rodents at night.

Tank and Enclosure

Pied Ball Pythons can survive in a tank that is longer than it is tall and holds 60 gallons of glass or plastic.

They should be given logs or other hiding places to remain in during the day because they will nest in burrows during the day.

The majority of pythons are known to be proficient swimmers. The Pied Ball is no exception, thus it should have access to a water dish that is both big enough for them to soak in and not so little that they constantly spill water.

This dish will be used by your python for drinking and soaking.


Carnivorous Pied Ball Pythons only consume meat once every month in the wild.

In the wild, they forage at night and look for prey via thermal radiation. On either side of their mouth, there are five labial pits that may detect heat or infrared radiation. They use this special quality to locate food.

Even though this snake is simple to feed sparingly while in captivity, they can be picky eaters. Exclusively live or recently deceased prey will be consumed by them because they only eat by thermal radiation. They will frequently consume tiny rodents. Your snake won’t be able to detect the rodent if it has been dead for an extended period of time.

One adult mouse or rat should be fed to your pied ball python every two to four weeks, depending on its growth. Although larger snakes may feed more frequently (every two weeks), it is important to carefully check their weight when deciding how often they should eat.

Lighting and Heating

The tank should be between 80°F and 85°F during the daytime, with a basking region that is between 86°F and 90°F. The tank’s temperature at night should remain between 72°F and 79°F.

By using a heat light, a basking spot can be created. They thrive with a 75W infrared heat lamp; nevertheless, to prevent self-burning, your snake should not come into close contact with the heat source.

Although it has not yet been established that UVB illumination is advantageous for them, full-spectrum lighting is advised to simulate natural sunlight for your Python.

There should be roughly 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness for this snake. To allow the python to be active at night, lights ought to be switched off.

A daily misting of the tank or positioning the water dish next to a heat source can be used to maintain the tank humidity, which should be kept between 55 and 60 percent. A humidity gauge, which is easily found at many pet stores, is a useful tool for monitoring tank humidity levels.

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