So, my partner and I have just adopted our first ball python. She's owned snakes before, and I haven't, so I'm feeling just a bit like an idiot at the moment. ^^;;
He's two years old. (We actually don't know the sex, either, but aren't terribly concerned about that.) Despite the fact that I've only had him for a few hours, I already have a couple of questions!
How much should he eat? The man we adopted him from said he ate three mice a week, which seems like more than I'd read about in my care books. He also seems a bit overweight, but since I've never had a snake, I'm not really sure.
He's also going to shed soon - is there something I can do to help him? He has a water dish large enough to soak in, he has some reptile carpet that he can rub against to help the shedding, and we're keeping an eye on the humidity so it isn't too dry. Anything else?