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Posted by jfmoore on May 12, 2003 at 02:52:17:
In Reply to: Can Two Balls Co-habitate? posted by sheck3 on May 11, 2003 at 15:11:08:
If both snakes turn out to be males, it’s unlikely they’d make compatible cage mates due to combat. If the snakes are two females or a female and a male in a cage that large they should do okay together. Regardless of how many hiding places you have in the cage, they may spend most of their time occupying the same hide. Whether this is due to the fact that there is only one spot with the environmental conditions closest to what they prefer, or there is some sort of thigmotropic security gained from coiling together, or some other reasons, I don’t know.
:I have a lovely, large ball python (@ 5 feet) which I inherited from my niece. I've had her several years, and she came with a large cage (6x3x3) which she has occupied alone. I recently acquired a second ball -- about half the size of the first. Can the two share the large cage? If so, any suggestions on easing the introduction of the second snake? Thanks!