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ball python acting strangely

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Posted by: jmsandlin at Wed Jul 18 10:05:39 2018  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jmsandlin ]  
   

Hello,
So i picked up my first ball python Saturday evening and now she's acting strangely. She's a baby, looks like she's had one shed as a couple old scales are still stuck to her tail but otherwise looks fine. Sometimes she rolls her head upside down which kind of concerns me but she always manages to turn it right side up without problem. She does it mostly when she's trying to roll into a ball, like she's rolling back on herself. So that was the first strange thing but i'm not sure if that's normal for a ball or not. Then this morning she latched on to my sons shirt sleeve, she didn't rear back and strike though, just meandered over there and bit it. I mean to feed her today as the store people said to wait at least 4 days for her to settle so I thought maybe she's just hungry. I put her back in her tank to leave her be until the store opens and then she bit herself! I thought she would release right away but she just sat there with her body in her mouth. So i took her out and unhooked her jaws from her body and thankfully she didn't try to do it again. Does anyone have any ideas? Do you think she's just really hungry and because she's a baby just latching on to anything? Or did I get a defective snake? Her tank has all the correct heating and substrate that she needs. Thanks in advance.


   

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