Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 1,077

0 members and 1,077 guests
No Members online
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 04:30 AM.

» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 75,216
Threads: 248,623
Posts: 2,569,255
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Sharon84
Page 1 of 7 1234567 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 61
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    09-05-2006
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    yes, yesterday i noticed a what looks like a burrow near my snake's water bowl. this tends to be the cooler side of the cage. also i use an substrate that is called jungle mix that is intended for egg incubation,breeding,nesting,and burrowing. what promoted this beginning behavior.

  2. #2
    Registered User 33takkun33's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-19-2006
    Location
    Boardman, OHIO
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    to my experience, i would say no but then again bp's are supposed to be trestrial but mine love climbing in his big plant and the felxable stick, so i wouldn't count it out.
    I Got a Ball Python named NATHAIR!!!!!
    (Nathair is irish Gaelic for snake)
    NATHAIR is the coolest snake i could ever hope to own!
    This is my friends and I, on a Saturday night. Might give u a little idea about me, lol.

    P.S. I m the one on the far left. Kenny is next to me. And Jimmy is doing his thing on the right.

  3. #3
    BPnet Veteran
    Join Date
    08-30-2005
    Location
    nor cal
    Posts
    2,353
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Images: 11

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    no, ball pythons don't burrow. they dont burrow like say a monitor lizard or burrowing rodent.

    what your snake did was he pushed into the substrate and the substrate your using happens to be able to hold a little once he's slthered threw it. in the wild he would have probably done the same thing but in dirt so all you would see is dirt thats been moved.

    anyine want to explain this behaviour? ive wondered what this is to. anyone that has any theories care to discuss? possibly its the snake trying to remove stuck shed or something? i know they aren't burrowing for shelter or anything.
    -marshall

  4. #4
    BPnet Veteran SPJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-23-2005
    Posts
    2,887
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 113 Times in 79 Posts
    Images: 1

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    I have one that makes tunnels thru the substrate and lies there with only it's noise pointing out. Excatly like what a dumerils boa does.
    This one is odd though. None of the others have ever done anything like what this one does.

  5. #5
    BPnet Veteran
    Join Date
    08-30-2005
    Location
    nor cal
    Posts
    2,353
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Images: 11

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    does he have less or bigger hides compared to the other ones?
    -marshall

  6. #6
    Registered User MontyNSpike's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-17-2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Images: 4

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    From a ball python website.


    http://www.blackpineanimalpark.com/A...all_python.htm

    "Ball pythons love to burrow, and are usually found curled up tight, hiding away."

    From another one.

    http://www.petstation.com/ballpyth.htm

    "Since they burrow in the wild,"

    And yet another one.

    http://www.paradisepets.co.za/rep_ca...ython_care.htm

    Habits:

    Like many of the pythons, these are rather sedentary snakes. They hole up in burrows during the day-sometimes many in the same burrow-and emerge at night to hunt.

    So yes, Ball Pythons DO burrow and I have witnessed mine trying to burrow outside in grass, and on my bed, he'll use the sheets to make a burrow.
    -Brian-

    Monty- Ball Python
    Spike- Red Tailed Boa
    Quentin Tarantino-Pastel Boa

    Than- Boas are better than Pythons
    Then- We went to the store, then we went home

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MontyNSpike For This Useful Post:

    embrit345 (03-23-2017)

  8. #7
    Don't Push My Buttons JLC's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-28-2004
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Posts
    31,651
    Thanks
    3,195
    Thanked 7,201 Times in 3,028 Posts
    Blog Entries
    37
    Images: 304

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    In the wild, ball pythons LIVE IN burrows...but that does not make them burrow-diggers. They will move into rodent burrows or termite mounds. I don't think they are phsyically equipped to actually dig through dirt to create a burrow. They may, however, enjoy slithering through the groundcover to wriggle under it...or maybe they poke at the ground to look for burrow openings. I don't know. But I'm about 99.9% sure they don't actually dig burrows themselves.
    -- Judy

  9. #8
    BPnet Veteran
    Join Date
    08-30-2005
    Location
    nor cal
    Posts
    2,353
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Images: 11

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    yes Brian, they do utilize burrows but they do not dig burrows themselves. they use rodent burrows. unless you can explain to me how a ball pythons is going to dig its way into the hard earth and actually TUNNEL with its soft scaley nose im holding firm that they do not.
    -marshall

  10. #9
    BPnet Veteran SnakieMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-16-2006
    Location
    El Centro, CA
    Posts
    389
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Images: 8

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    I've seen Loki dig a few times....usually when i put him back in the tank, he'll wander around a bit before slithering around his water dish. Then he just starts "digging" under the substrate. It's more than just nosing it around, he goes all the way down to the glass, he'll even hang out there for a few minutes, then he

    goes into his hide, or on top of it, depending on his mood.
    Loki Kali
    Merlin

  11. #10
    Registered User MontyNSpike's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-17-2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Images: 4

    Re: do ball pythons dig/burrow.

    Show me evidence that they don't burrow and maybe I'll believe it!
    -Brian-

    Monty- Ball Python
    Spike- Red Tailed Boa
    Quentin Tarantino-Pastel Boa

    Than- Boas are better than Pythons
    Then- We went to the store, then we went home

Page 1 of 7 1234567 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1