Ball Python

  • Scientific name: Python regius
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: pythonidae
  • Genus: Python
  • Species: P. regius

Fun Facts

  • This snake gets its name from its tendency to curl up like a ball when threatened.
  • A terrestrial species, though it can both actively climb branches and swim, it is found in empty rodent burrows.
  • The python bites its prey and coils around it eventually suffocating the prey.
  • It eats rodents, small animals and birds on occasion.
  • The ball python can grow to be 4 to 6 feet.
Ball Python