Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Our latest blogs have focused on the kinds animals that you can request at your events and petting zoos. Most people probably wouldn’t think to ask about today’s animal, still it’s available for your event or establishment. That’s right, the ball python or royal python as it’s also referred to is an example of small reptiles that we can offer your guests and attendees.

This wouldn’t be a CTC Animal Rides blog without a few rocking animal facts so let’s pass the ball around eh? Great, now let’s get into a few ball python facts. The ball python hails from sub-Saharan Africa and like other pythons it is non-venomous. This is also the smallest of the African Pythons.The ball python can measure up to six feet but usually tops out at around 4 feet.

The ball python has nocturnal habits and during the day it wants to be as inconspicuous as possible. It seeks shelter in dark crevices and caves during the day. The ball python is also an excellent tree climber. You never know where this little critter might get to.

More About The Ball Python

The ball python eats small rodents. They will go after mice and rats of course but they will also go after a shrew and a bird as well. A female ball python will lay anywhere from 5 to 10 eggs in a clutch. At birth the young are on their own and will have to fend for themselves.

Here’s one fun fact that most people aren’t aware of. What do you call a group of snakes? They can be called a knot, a bet, a pit, a nest, or a den. At CTC Animal rides we have all sorts of fun animal facts that we bring to your events with our camel rides, Swine Time Pig Races and Petting Zoos. Give us a call today to get more information for your event.