Let’s See if She Can…

I’m now pairing up my royal pythons once again after unsuccessfully pairing them at the end of 2020. My female did not get gravid or lay eggs, but I know she started to develop follicles and such.

You can see the female in the above picture. She is an enchi royal python. The reason I want her to breed is so that I can experience and witness the process. I also bought her knowing that she mated successfully before.

I will say this, I know I talked about avoiding breeding and such to stop contributing to the problem of people not caring for animals, but I have intention to keep the offspring and keep a small breeding project. Any surplus of snakes will be sold. The average amount of eggs that royal python lay is between 6 and 8, which is pushing it. I also have room to house them. On a side note, I am hoping my new frogs will arrive next week as the tank is ready for them.

I am only pairing her with my wildtype royal python. Again, simply to see if she will get gravid. She is old enough, has laid before – with previous owner – and is of sufficient weight. I have paired them 2 times in the last week and I believe both resulted in a successful lock, or intercourse.

Let’s hope she can and let’s hope that there are baby snakes sometime later this year. I am pairing slightly later than I hoped, but from research they will breed at any time during the year in captivity. In fact it makes sense to breed now, as that would allow eggs to be laid in spring giving them the best chance of survival.


I want to show you my balls.

I have yet to see any blue balls. Oh well, one can dream. Dream machine, now I know what I mean. Crisper.

Meet Gemini. She is my Enchi female, she is heavy around 1.5kg or more, she is shy and friendly, she is fast. Fast balls.

I haven’t got a camera so I had to try to take pictures with a separate webcam. After taking the 1st photo I quickly realised two things, a) that she is not staying still and photos are hard and b) that it’s impossible to operate the laptop, camera and hold the snake at the same time.

So, I put her back in the tank and managed to get two pictures. I could try again, when I have a phone with camera.

Royal pythons or ball python, are one of my ‘hobbies’. I enjoy keeping and caring for them. Sometimes they can be a pain, such as when changing their bedding, but I have bought tubs for them to go in or they can roam the room. My snakes have a room to themselves, completely escape proof. They could roam all day in there and they would be fine, obviously I would keep the window closed!

I am glad to be the carer of 5 royal pythons. 3 adults – 2 males and 1 female and 2 babies, both female. There is a breeding project on the horizon somewhere, but with the upcoming bar course I have to see how I feel about breeding them. It might be that there is time to start the project. Most likely, it will start next year after the course is finished. These snakes live up to 30 years so there is plenty of time. Females tend to get 4 to 6 ft and males around 3 to 4ft from my experience. They are docile and friendly snakes, completely child friendly, just make sure the snakes are used to human contact before giving a newborn to a toddler because the babies are nippy. Puffs chest up “I’ve been bitten by adult ball pythons yeah!” cries in corner.

Puffs chest up “I’ve been bitten by adult ball pythons yeah…” cries in corner

I hope you liked viewing my balls today.

If you want more pictures and snake content then like this post. Best wishes and stay safe.


I miss you,
I am here still,
the world spins,
to the dreams of the dead.

A broken sound,
your black eyes,
there is no road,
we are still here. 

My baby royal python Ruby. A normal 100% het albino. Less than a year old. I hope to produce some albinos royal pythons in a few years.

I am tempted to start a page dedicated to my royal pythons. If I start the page it would be a photo journey of the snakes as they grow and of my current breeding project. Loving the snakes, they are very happy and healthy, exception would be my bumblebee ball python who has some retained eye caps at the moment.