Ball Python

Reptile Store Ball Python Essex

Python regius
Distribution: Africa
Size: 3.5′-5′ as adults


Daytime: 80°F (cool side), 88-92°F (warm side)
Nighttime: 70°F

To achieve these temperatures, we recommend using either an under-tank heat mat or a combination of heat mat and red/black light (nocturnal) heat lamp.


Juveniles should be fed weekly.  Adults can be fed less often, but we recommend feeding at least every couple weeks.

Feed appropriately sized mice, rats, or African Soft Furs.


We use and recommend cypress mulch and New Zealand sphagnum moss.


Please call or email with questions about availability, housing, husbandry, or general care.