Before you buy your python
Check with mom and dad! Yes, different people have different opinions about the kind of pet they should have, and snakes unfortunately still haven't made it to the top of most people's favourites list.
If everyone in the family is OK with the idea, then you have to decide if you really want a pet that won't play fetch. Buy a book on ball pythons, and read up as much as you can about them before you make your decision. Snakes are delicate creatures and require attention and tender care.
You should set up the python's pad before you bring him or her home, and this would essentially be an inexpensive modified aquarium. This information is provided in more detail in the Care and Feeding section, so read it before you make your visit to the pet store.
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