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The Ball Python Manual

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The Ball Python Manual  By Philippe de Vosjoli with Roger Klingenberg, DVM, Tracy Barker, David Barker, and Alan Bosch.


88 Pages.
©2003.

The ball python appeals to enthusiasts for many reasons – its form, color, and pattern are attractive and a way that is distinctively African; it doesn’t attain a size that is a problem to maintain; and it readily becomes tame and is easy to handle.  But for all these pluses, caring for a ball python can be quite challenging.  The Ball Python Manual is filled with the most up-to-date information on selecting, acclimating, housing, and maintaining this fascinating snake.  You’ll also find information on the husbandry and propagation of this often misunderstood species, including tips on how to overcome problems with feeding and diseases.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • General Information
  • Selection
  • Quarantine and Acclimation
  • Housing and Maintenance
  • Feeding and Handling
  • Ball Python Morphs and Variations
  • Captive Reproduction
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Resources
  • Index

The highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems® books, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, are the No. 1 books on reptile care.  From Choosing a pet, to selecting a veterinarian, to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.