|by Christina silvestri
I have had Lyre, my first ball python, for about 2 years now. Ragey, I have only had for about a year. I have gotten many other snakes along the way, different types of boas and other pythons, but out of all of them, the ball pythons have stayed my favorites. I can take Lyre and Ragey out and just hang out with them and watch TV Even My Mom likes Lyre and Ragey, and she isn't one for snakes.
|Lyre Lives in a 50 gallon tank with carpet as substrate, lots of rocks and branches, a hide box filled with aspen mulch and moss, and a big water dish. He eats adult mice, preferably white mice, and I am staring him on pre-killed food. He is doing very well with the change over to dead. Lyre comes out at night and climbs on the branches and (I'm guessing) looks for a way out.|
|Ragey lives in a tupperware box for now. I was having problems with keeping the Humidity up high enough for Ragey to eat and shed properly, so tupperware was the best answer. Ragey was wild caught (or so I was told) and I got her from a pet store in a trade for my iguana. When I got her she was only 10 inches long, now she is over 3 feet! Ragey is now eating adult mice. She is eating and shedding normally now.|