Yellow Pythons, also known as the Ball Python, are non-venomous snakes that are native to West and Central Africa. They are called Ball Pythons because when threatened, they curl into a tight ball, protecting their head in the center of their coils.
Yellow Pythons are one of the most popular pet snakes in the world due to their docile nature, relatively small size and unique patterns. Yellow Pythons are primarily nocturnal and are excellent burrowers, often hiding in crevices or underground. Their diet primarily consists of small mammals like mice and rats, which they constrict and then swallow whole.
Yellow Pythons have a unique ability to regulate their body temperature by basking in the sun or burrowing underground. These snakes are also known for their distinctive yellow coloration, which can range from a light yellow to a vibrant lemon yellow, with black markings on their back and sides.
Yellow Pythons are also very flexible and can be easily trained to become comfortable with handling, making them a popular choice for reptile enthusiasts.
In the wild, they face threats from habitat destruction and hunting for their skin, but in captivity, they are widely bred and protected from these dangers.
20-30 years in captivity.
The native habitat of the yellow python is in the rainforests and savannas of West and Central Africa, specifically in countries like Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the Congo. In these areas, the yellow python can be found in trees, on the ground, and in burrows. They have adapted to a variety of habita
The yellow python is a terrestrial species that primarily feeds on small mammals and reptiles, such as lizards, skinks, and mice.
11 pounds (5 kilograms).
6.6 feet (2 meters) in length