Hi everyone!! This is my first post, and appreciate the opportunity to join your forums!! So as a new ball python (or reptile period) owner I am always nervous and wondering if things are going ok lol... Heres my concern - I recently brought home my 2nd ball python, Sebastian. He is a gorgeous pastel youngster. and he is so tiny!! I think he is either late 09 or early 2010.
He seems happy enough, but he doesn't really go into his hides often. I even had to introduce him to them. He just lies about wherever! MIA my first & older ball is always in her hide,even when she was smaller. And she is not really that active. Especially not during the daytime. But Sebastian (the snake in ?) is like totally ADHD!!!! He is always exploring the tank and stuff. Which normally I would be happy to see. But I just wonder bc compared to MIA and based on all the literature Ive read, this is WEIRD!! It doesn't matter what time of day it is, day or night, he is just going!!! Right now I am only handling him 2x day for about 15-20min each time.
Has anyone else had this experience? Is there something I'm missing (ie tank setup, or whatever) ? Also, we fed him not long after we got him & he ate great!! This last time, no luck. He sniffed it a bit and just went the other way. I noticed some pink on his belly maybe shed?
His tank setup includes a hide on both his hot and cold side. with an Under Tank Heater and a basking light. It is pretty much the same as MIA's and she has never had any issues.