Royal Python

How to care for a Royal python

Royal Pythons are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are widely distributed across the continent. Their preferred habitat includes savannah, grasslands and forested areas.They can often be found invading mammal burrows, termite mounds or logs, and as a nocturnal species, this is where they will spend the majority of their day. They are also commonly known as ball pythons, from the ball posture...

MBD – Metabolic Bone Disease

You’ve heard about MBD. It’s bad. But what does it actually do to a reptile’s body, and how can you ensure you will never have to deal with it?MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease, is a disorder caused by the abnormalities of minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which causes the bone structure to weaken as the calcium is released back into the bloodstream, to preven...

Royal Python Care Sheet

royal python

A royal python, or Ball python as our US cousins tend to call them, is a medium sized species of snake that originally evolved in the climates of sub-Saharan Africa. A small snake by python standards, the Royal python is non-venomous and is often called the Ball Python due to it's tendency to wrap itself up into a coil like shape, especially when picked up.Royal pythons smart off small like al...

A closer look at Swell’s reptile starter kits

Bearded Dragon Starter Kit Gold A perfect way to create the ideal habitat for a bearded dragon is to invest in the Bearded Dragon Starter Kit Gold. The kit is designed to provide everything an adult bearded dragon needs for a happy habitat. This kit is also ideal for similar reptiles like Uromastyx.The kit includes a top of the range VivExotic Viva vivarium. This vivarium measures an impressive ...