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Question About Eye Coloring

Discussion in 'Ball Pythons' started by Atroxus, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Atroxus

    Atroxus Active Member

    I have a female super pastel ball python which my son named Curly. I have had her for about 6 months but today just noticed that her eyes are not all one color. There is a dark strip through the center of each eyeball that lines up with the eye stripes on her scales. The upper portion of her eyes is a green with yellow tint, the lower portion seems more yellow with green tint. Anyone know if this type of eye coloration is common, uncommon or rare?

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  2. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    This is normal. They do have pretty eyes though don't they? Every one is different.
     
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  3. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    They do come up with some great colours and patterns on snakes.
    That one does have a remarkable looking face pattern.
     
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  4. Atroxus

    Atroxus Active Member

    Thanks. I had never paid close attention to eye color before though. I have loved reptiles since I was a kid, and back in the mid 90s I had a small collection of exotic pets including emperor scorpions, a rainbow skink, a savannah monitor, and a very large red-tailed boa named Cuddles that I inherited from my Aunt, but I had to re-home them when I moved to an apartment that didn't allow pets. :( Then I met/fell in love with my wife who was terrified of reptiles and was totally against getting any, until about a year ago she finally caved and let me get our son a bearded dragon.(years of patience finally paid off) :)

    My wife now has a male banana ball python as well named Loki that I got her for Christmas. His eyes are solid black though, which is why I was curious about Curly's eye color. I am thinking in a couple years I am going to try breeding them together. They should make some really cool looking babies.

    They are both only about 150grams each currently, but are both feeding well on live mice. I am going to see if I can get them to start taking pre-killed though as Loki got bitten by a feeder mouse recently. It was pretty minor injury, but it upset my wife quite a bit. I will try posting a pic of Loki as well when I get home tonight.
     
  5. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Congratulations and welcome back to the hobby then. And converting your wife no less, bravo! ;) I have noticed that the pastel/super pastel bps have especially cool eyes. And she's definitely a gorgeous one!
     
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  6. Atroxus

    Atroxus Active Member

    Oh here is that pic of Loki that I promised, though a bit late. :)

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  7. Atroxus

    Atroxus Active Member

    Here is a couple more pics of Curly as well. :)

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