Discussion in 'Vertebrate Pet Talk' started by Enn49, May 8, 2016.
@Shampain Thank you. I think so too
I thought it time to post a few new pictures of Mali
The reason we in the UK call them Royal Pythons is because Queen Cleopatra is supposed to have worn them as bracelets
The reason the US know them as Ball Pythons for them tending to curl into a ball when attacked
In a few weeks Mali will be joined by a Python Brongersmai (Red Blood).
Obviously one would never introduce them to one another, but are ball pythons dangerous to cats?
In my opinion a cat is more likely to hurt the snake, they see it as a piece of string to play with although if a Royal/ball struck it could constrict the breathe out of a cat. I have 5 cats and always shut 4 out of the room before handling Mali but my oldest girl is so used to being around snakes that she'll sniff noses with Mali with no reaction from either.
The Blood Python I'm getting will be another matter altogether as they will strike at anything they think may be food. I intend keeping him in my bedroom so I can get him used to being handled with no cats around.
Yesterday my snake family was doubled when I received a Python Curtis Brongersmai from Poland. He's a 2017 hatchling around 2' long called Ular and a normal, no fancy morphs for me. He's had 24 hours to recover from his trip and today I handled him for a few minutes to see what his temperament was like and I'm pleased to say he was calm and inquisitive. Tonight I gave him his first feed with me and he didn't hesitate, it amazes me how fast they strike.
A few new pics
I fed Ular on Sunday, not really expecting him to eat as he was coming up to shed, and he took the rat and devoured it. Last night, 24 hours after feeding he shed. Handsome boy.
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