Reptile Facts to Cure Boredom
A normal ball python is a name for a ball python without any genetics or mutations that would modify its color or pattern. Normal ball pythons are also called “wild-type” or even “classic” according to World of Ball Pythons. These ball pythons are the most common amongst wild ball pythons.
Over 7,300 different ball python morphs have been discovered so far. A ball python morph is a gene or set of genes that alter a ball python’s colors and/or patterns. One morph that is vital to discovering new ball python morphs is a normal ball python. After all, some ball python morphs can only be proven by breeding them with a normal ball python.
Ball pythons can hold their breath underwater, but they can’t breathe underwater. Somewhere along the lines of history, most snakes have developed the instinct to hold their breath underwater. Ball pythons, and other python species, hold their breath underwater especially when they are soaking.
Ball pythons like most snakes don’t have vocal cords, but they can make sounds. They can hiss to ward off any predators or express discomfort. A snake’s hiss is just air being pushed out of their larynx, unlike vocal cords which make sounds with vibrations.