Pythons are members of the Pythonidae family of snakes. There are about 26 different species within this family. The ball python, one of the most popular snakes in the pet trade, is a member of this family. The world's longest snake, the reticulated python, is also part of the Pythonidae family.
Ball pythons are not dangerous. They are the smallest snakes in the python genus and the most docile. They are long-lived snakes that need damp and dark areas for hiding spots.
Ball Pythons, however, do not have or deserve the reputation of being dangerous, they also can't do much damage even if they would decide to bite due to their size :) I have owned and bred Ball Pythons along with other snake species and they are some of the most tame and easily handled snakes available.
I know you guys have been around these snakes for years and probably don't even ponder the question, but I've got some pretty young kids and these snakes are strong. I just got a couple of young pythons a couple of weeks ago- the biggest one is about a year old, almost 3', and about as thick as a silver dollar. It wrapped around my 7 year old boy's neck once and he "couldn'...
Many popular pet pythons, such as the ball python, are too small to harm humans. Even the largest of them. And the most popular boa pet, the boa constrictor, comes in small subspecies, but even larger boa constrictors aren’t really dangerous unless you are are a Darwin Award candidate.
Whenever I tell people about my pet ball python, I get two responses. The responses are typically “that's gross” and “aren't you scared its going to hurt/eat/bite you”. The number of times Nigel (ball python) has bite me is zero while my cute, little pet-store, poster-child hamster has bitten me three times in the domestication process.
Ball pythons are a favorite pet snake. But many species of pythons have a reputation for being deadly snakes. So, are ball pythons dangerous to humans or other pets? The guide explores the risks associated with owning a ball python. First, let’s take a look at how ball pythons manage […]
Ball pythons are notorious for getting out of their cages. For that matter, snakes in general are notorious escape artists. For this reason, it is not a good idea for unexperienced snake keepers to keep dangerous snakes.That said, I learned my lesson the hard way with my pet ball python years back.
Ball python's are not dangerous at all. I've had mine for over 10 years, she's 5.5 Feet long. She is the nicest snake ever. I have never been bitten by her once in 10 years.
Can a Ball Python Kill a Human Child or Adult? Let me start with the short answer. If you’re asking if a ball python can kill a human by constricting, then the answer is no. At least when it comes to human adults and children. These snakes are much too small to encircle and constrict a grown human. Babies are another story.