What Ball Python Supplies Will You Need?

ReptiFiles’ Ball Python Starter Kit

For your convenience, we have put together a list of supplies that ReptiFiles personally recommends for the health of your new pet ball python, as well as your own peace of mind. In other words, we did the shopping for you! ? Just pick one option from or click the link for every category.

Click the link for each category to see which specific products we recommend.

Approximate cost before prey or ball python purchase: $680 USD

Keep in mind that everything should be purchased and set up BEFORE you get the snake. This will save you a lot of stress, and does your new pet a big favor, too.

We also recommend finding an ARAV-certified reptile veterinarian in your area. It’s always better to do a little bit of research when nothing’s wrong than to find yourself in a panic when your pet gets sick. Start here: Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams.

Downloadable Shopping Lists

Do you prefer to have a physical shopping list in hand as you peruse your favorite independently-owned pet shop? We like shopping lists too, so we made one that you can either pull up on your phone or print out:

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Contributed by Kent Pimental

Keep reading:

  1. Introduction to Ball Pythons
  2. Your Shopping List
  3. Terrarium Size & Lighting Guidelines
  4. Temperatures & Humidity
  5. Substrate Options
  6. How to Decorate the Terrarium
  7. Feeding Your Ball Python
  8. Handling Tips
  9. Health & Diseases
  10. Additional Resources

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