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Posted by jfmoore on May 08, 2003 at 17:26:17:
In Reply to: cage size posted by poetichusky on May 07, 2003 at 19:10:59:
”I think the fact that this Ball Python is very overweight, or gravid gives it more of a cramped looking affect. It's just my opinion, but it's tail looks so tiny for it's extremely fat body.”
Hi Cathy –
Yes, you have sharp eyes. That female is packed with eggs. That is why she looks “extremely fat”. However, if you mentally subtract those eggs from the picture, you are left with a considerably thinner, but still 64” snake in a 24” box. What size “home” would you say is appropriate for such a creature to spend 30, 40, perhaps 50 years in? That was the question which acmurty asked.
”….that's obviously not the typical size for an adult BP.”
What would you say IS the typical size for an adult ball python? And would you cite your references, please?
:I think the fact that this Ball Python is very overweight, or gravid gives it more of a cramped looking affect. It's just my opinion, but it's tail looks so tiny for it's extremely fat body. I know Balls are a bit thick, but this girl is starting to look like a Blood or something. I wasn't gonna post anything, but this pic of this snake really annoys me. I'm saying this because Boaphile sells a brand new rack they just came out with, that is supposed to house adult BP's and I think the dimensions are similar, maybe slightly bigger by a few inches. No offense to your snake or you, because I know you're trying to prove a point, but that's obviously not the typical size for an adult BP. When it comes down to it, it depends on the individual snake.