Happy Python

How To Keep Your Pet Python Happy?
Author: Lazarus Prabhu

 

There are literally hundreds of ‘word of mouth’ tips and tricks … you need to know including all the hard to find Python information people just can’t locate with internet searches or trips to the library!

All it needs is the patience to learn them, and follow the advice and suggestions.

If you’re a committed python owner, and learn all you need to know about pythons and python rearing, you can keep your pet python happy, and raise a beautiful, lovable python who will bring years and years of companionship, thrill and joy to you and your family, safely and cost-effectively!

OK – today, let’s talk about how to make your pet python – when you have one – HAPPY! (Because you have to admit, when your pet is happy, you’re happy too!!!)

First things first. How do you know when your python is happy?

Pythons are wild animals that don’t know how to exhibit their happiness to humans.

At least not as yet. 😉

The two most important things you can do to make your python happy have to do with the SUN and SWIMMING.

* The Sun …

Most pythons enjoy basking under the sun. Therefore if you provide your pet a good hide box and a heat spot, it will use the hide box to rest most of the time, or just coil around the heat spot basking. A warm python is usually a happy python!

* Swimming (exercise) …

Given the narrow confines of the cage we provide them, pythons don’t get much of the exercise they would otherwise get in the wild forests.  The best exercise for pythons is swimming. True, it is not possible to take the python to a swimming pool or an abandoned pond for security reasons.  But you can use a kiddy pool or a large plastic tub to create a python swimming pool.  Just fill the pool or tub with warm water and let your python in it. You will watch it move around happily, keeping its head above the water.  Make it a point to clean the tub or kiddy pool with disinfectants every time.

Swimming is definitely one of the best ways of entertaining your pet python.

* Other ways to keep your python happy …

Of course, mating your python when it is ready is also another important happiness you can give your python. More about this in a future article.

With experience though, you’ll be able to notice anything ‘out of the norm’ for your python thru its body language … signs that it may be feeling sick or uncomfortable, though this will be a little difficult to see at first.

And it’s important to learn all the signs of illness, and make sure your python is not ill. This requires a separate article too, as it is an involved topic by itself.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is offered for education only.

About The Author.  Prabhu Lazarus, Editor, Pet Fan-atic! pythonsecrets.com  E-mail: contact@pythonsecrets.com

 

This article is reposted from The Reptile File