Ball Python Care
Just the Basics. We didn't write a book...
The term morph generally applies to the animals appearance. It's color, pattern and combinations of those two. There are now literally thousands of morphs and more appearing every day. It all has to do with genetics, and combining traits through selective breeding processes. The basic care for all morphs is the same. Morph prices are constantly changing due to the basics of supply and demand.
My Ball Python won't eat..
Welcome to Ball Python 101. Balls go through times when they just plain don't feel like eating. In the wild they do not get fed on a schedule, and eat when they need to, and when they find food. There are many contributing factors to why they sometimes not to eat, so don't let it freak you out. Generally they stay healthy, just monitor their body weight. If they start to drop weight then consider a vet visit to see if there actually is a problem.
What's with the name?
The name Ball Python is more of a nickname, and most commonly used in the USA. In Africa, where they are native to, they are more commonly referred to as Royal Python, as the Latin name suggests ; Python regius. In the past, Royal members of various African nations would carry them on their neck and shoulders to show status.