This book is about pythons in general, with only a brief section specific to the ball pythons. Exceptional high quality healthy, beautiful ball pythons. It changes the way a snake looks, without changing the breed. The ball python python regius, also called the royal python, is a python species native to west and central africa, where it lives in grasslands and shrublands.
And chapter 6, the morphs because of the books breadth of information, all snake keepershobbyists and scientists, professionals and beginnerswill find this book a treasure of carefully researched and detailed information relevant to the maintenance and breeding of all species of snakes. This book is essiental for anyone who wants to breed ball pythons for fun. Here is a three column diagram, which separates a few of the popular ball python genetic mutations into their genes respective alleses. Index shows frequency of each trait count and links to ads for sale. One of the reasons the ball python is such a popular snake amongst breeders is the large variety of different morphs that are available. Hard cover w full color dust jacket the ultimate ball python. To breed a snake to a normal ball python, just dont add any genes to male or female and wizard will treat it as a normal. Usually, its not too hard to tell once youve seen it, but ive always advised folks to simply continue introducing the pairs all the way to the end if they are not certain. The ball python manual at amazon this 76page softcover book is considered by many to be the best ball python reference on the market. Ball pythons in captivity by kevin mccurley the ball python is arguably the most popular constrictor available in captivity today, and its an exhilarating time to be involved in keeping these snakes. Created by breeding an albino with a candy, candinos are a rarity and can be identified by their yellow and grayish pink scales. Ball pythons, like other snake breeds, dont all look the same.
We also have one of the largest python breeding in the world. Much of this popularity is due to the amazing number of color mutations. How to breed ball pythons a guide to successful breeding. Pythons at amazon there is enough general information on husbandry that many owners will find it a useful general resource. A complete ball python breeding guide for beginners. There are few things that are more rewarding than producing a clutch and watching the little babies. So you want to breed ball pythons and youre not quite sure what you are doing.
To be a little more scientific, ball python morphs can also be referred to as polymorphism. Selective breeding of carpet pythons has resulted in a wide variety of colors and patterns, as well as new morphs that have never seen the light of day in their australian natural habitat, but do in our household terrariums. Stunning new color and pattern morphs are introduced every year, along with more husbandry resources than a keeper can shake a snake at. Free pdf python regius atlas of color morphs, keeping and breeding ball pythons. Base alleles for creating mutations morphs in reptiles. Python regius atlas of color morphs, keeping and breeding ball pythons. It seems like my 2018 babies are just getting established and i am now thinking about the 2019 breeding season. This book will work for first time snake owners, but i feel that is of most value to serious ball python fans, breeders, or individuals interested in balls in the wild. However, there is enough general information on husbandry that many owners will find it a useful general resource. For instance, an albino ball python with white and yellow scales is a different morph than say a blue eyed leucistic ball python that is completely white and without pigment to their scales. Just as beautiful, and where all the other morphs started from. And even if it may not be as appealing as it sounds, breeding two almost completely brown. Complete ball python, a comprehensive guide to care, breeding.
Ultimate ball python morph maker guide 762 pages by kevin. It is listed as least concern on the iucn red list because of its wide distribution. This nonvenomous constrictor is the smallest of the african pythons. We have a few 2014 bumblebee ball pythons for sale.
Is there a snake moprh family tree out there so i dont have to ask all the time and bug the. Before we get into the list, here is a photo of a normal ball python for comparison. Ball pythons by colette sutherland nook book ebook. These snakes are amazing and ive been lucky to work with them for so many years. There are many ordinary people across the world breeding some extra ordinary ball python morphs. Our ball python breeding building is second to none in the world. I was reluctant to buy the book since it seems that almost all the information one would need about care breeding morphs of the ball python can be found on the internet, but i am so glad i did buy it. Ball python morphs come in a huge mix of colors, patterns and markings. To breed ball pythons, you should get the necessary equipment like an. How to breed ball pythons, incubating ball python eggs.
If, in fact, the captive breeding of normalcolored ball pythons does. It will certainly help you to always proceed checking out python regius atlas of color. Complete ball python, a comprehensive guide to care. Most ball python breeders consider the first day of december to be the start of the breeding season because this is typically when it happens in nature. A comprehensive guide with chapters discussing the ball python in nature, captivity, diet, selection, understanding the ball python, health concerns, breeding and egg incubation, baby snake care, color morphs, and more. Morph maker guide features over 770 pages and 1,200 color photos of the most unique and eyepopping ball python morphs on the market today. Ball python breeding is fun, and ranks as one of the best things about having a snake as a pet. This is a very basic breeding recipe that works for us. Ball pythons are beautiful snakes, and the book is illustrated throughout with informative and fascinating an alphabet of ball python morphs, a to z figures and images. C tinley show, where we will begin introducing males into females cages as well as dropping the temperatures at night.
In regard to carpet pythons morelia spilotes, the practice of selective breeding has led to enormous success. This includes an egg box, perlite or vermiculite substrate, and an incubator. There are now over 3000 different, distinctive color and pattern combinations that have been created. Start by clicking in the field and start typing a morph name select by click in the list or press enter to pick the selected morph. The real musthave ball python morph guide weighing in at over 2. Hey guys ive been looking around alot and started to think is there a morph to morph breeding chart some were out there. I was reluctant to buy the book since it seems that almost all the information one would need about carebreedingmorphs of the ball python can be found on the internet, but i am so glad i did buy it. This is my story and what has worked for me over the last nineteen breeding seasons. Heterozygous fire ball pythons exhibit a reduction in certain brown pigments as well as a pattern reduction, but snakes that are homozygous for the fire mutation often referred to as super fire have a leucistic phenotype. Hard cover with full color dust jacket the ultimate ball python. The next step after successful reproduction and egg. Check back here regularly as we are constantly working to improve the wizard.
The main thing it lacks is the photographs of all of the morphs which are produced annuallyit covers all of the husbandry issues like the big book so if that is all you need save some money and buy this book. Creating designer snake morphs by breeding two different morphs to one another is a lot of fun. When considering the best breeding size for a male ball python, i generally like to put them in the 600 to 900 gram range. This is an abbreviated version of the complete ball python by the same author. When breeding ball pythons there are three types of genetics that you can work with. There are literally hundreds of different morphs available. Since then, there has been a lot of development in breeding, which is why expert stefan broghammer presents an updated and vastly expanded reprint. On the following pages we will explain the most basic fundamentals of reptile genetics as they apply to reptile breeding.
Throughout the 2019 season, i will be posting about my approach to breeding carpet pythons. Enter two parent morphs to be paired in breeding and calculator will display genetic possibilities. Breeding codom morphs versus recessive ball python morphs. How to build a ball python breeding facility with jsa reptiles. Check back here regularly as we are constantly working to. And now without further ado, lets get on to the list of 10 beautiful ball. Browse 15179 ball python morphs for sale in the united states by genes colorcoded to show dominance and zygosity. Ballzout ball pythons is a hobby breeder of ball pythons. To breed ball pythons, you need to get the necessary equipment. There are exceptions to this size and i suggest that the breeding size of a male should be heavily determined by the size and number of females he is intended to breed with.
Stefan broghammer is well known worldwide by many book publications the most famous is python regius, atlas by ntv. His reputation and additions of new morphs are remarkable. Ball pythons in captivity professional breeders series. It is threatened by hunting for its meat and for the international pet trade. Ball pythons are one of the most common reptiles bred in captivity. Amateur hobbyist or professional breeder, this is a must have book. To avoid health problems, make sure that your ball pythons are old enough and large enough to breed before you attempt to get them to mate. Mojave x mojave blue eye luecistic, but for some one like me that was a mind blast. Ball pythons in captivity by kevin mccurley overdrive. About this book amateur hobbyist or professional breeder, this is a must have book. But if youre completely inexperienced with breeding pet snakes, you might not know where to start. Excellent book with incredible pictures of the different morphs. If not i think that all the accumulitive knowledge from the people on here we could make one. This book has good information on everything about the ball pythons and should be in every snake.
A true designer morph, you wont find candinos in the wild as they only occur from two recessive genes found in the aforementioned 2 other morphs. Recessive ball python morphs better known as the long game. It is hard to believe how fast time goes by when youre breeding snakes. The first edition of the ballpythonatlas was already celebrated by fans of this giant snake as the ultimate. Largest selection of ball python morphs in the world. The ball python python regius, also called the royal python, is a python species native to west. Temperature drops begin at the same time as introduction, we generally lower the hot spot to 85 or 86 degrees where the ambient temperature stays around 79 or 80 degrees. On top of this, breeders are creating new morphs and color combinations all the time. One of the most common questions we get at vms about breeding ball pythons, is how to tell when a ball python is gravid as opposed to ovulating. At present there are more than 100 different morphs and every year more and more are being produced. So ive been wanting to learn more about breeding ball pythons and the genetics involved to produce different forms, i dont care about the price, whats the best book for me if i want to learn everything so i can breed one day. Pricelist ball pythons gender morph male female python regius ball python cb2019 0. These snakes have been produced by manipulating genes and remodeling phenotypes into snakes with countless patterns and color combinations. The extraordinary variations of color and pattern for which ball pythons are known and selectively bred are showcased in a gallery featuring some of the most beautiful snakes in.
Even today, its cheaper to buy imported normalcolored ball python babies than to breed them. When purchasing a ball python from us you will recognize immediately that you are. He has successfully designed and bred many never before seen ball python morphs. The normal wildtype ball python is readily available from most pet stores that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Written by a respected breeder of ball pythons, this book covers a wide variety of key topics such as housing, health care, breeding, and genetics. The world of ball python breeding is complicated and fascinating. Wizard shows chart and interactive results of morphs, with clutch stats, and links back. Ball pythons are beautiful snakes, and the book is. This is because the breeding process is very dependent on temperature. The ball python is arguably the most popular constrictor available in captivity today, and its an exhilarating time to be involved in keeping these snakes. If you want more lists with more ball python morphs, comment below to let us know. This week ill share all that i have learned about breeding ball pythons with you. Whenever i hear the word morph, i think of that old television show and book animorphs.
Quickly calculate genetics of possible offspring when breeding ball pythons. This is by no means a complete list of all of the possible genetic mutations. Ball pythons are among the most popular of all pet snakes, and make interesting pets for both beginning herp hobbyists and professional breeders. Python regius atlas of colour morphs keeping and breeding by broghammer is an insight into not only herpetoculture and morphs but much more. Ball pythons the history, natural history, care, and breeding this is the most detailed and comprehensive book ever written about one species of.1470 52 979 1141 282 1331 110 288 375 196 1129 1432 171 625 357 690 1333 1216 1478 1128 384 1420 982 420 41 804 1490 734 1000 1040 1500 699 1160 176 767 819 1206 305 951 161 166 1299 666 240 947 359