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Royal python Python regius

Animals in our sanctuary

Regi
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
28-02-2019
Regi

Regi werd afgestaan door haar vorige eigenaar vanuit Frankrijk.


Sadiki
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
13-12-2012
Sadiki

Sadiki werd binnengebracht op 13/12/2012 door het Wildtier- und Atenschutzstation opvangcentrum.  De politie kwam samen met de dierenbescherming het dier in beslag nemen.  Op dat moment bevond de slang zich rond de hals van zijn baasje.


Ramses
Date of birth
07-07-2022
Date taken in
07-05-2021
Ramses

Ramses, along with 78 other king pythons, was seized by the Animal Welfare Department from a breeder. The breeder did not have an environmental permit to keep these animals and took very poor care of them. The pythons were covered in mites, several animals were lying dead in their tanks and several others were very skinny and underfed. Natuurhulpcentrum collected the animals and started to look for suitable homes. Ramses found a new home in De Zonnegloed.


Amenhotep
Date of birth
07-07-2022
Date taken in
07-05-2021
Amenhotep

Amenhotep, along with 78 other king pythons, was seized by the Animal Welfare Department from a breeder. The breeder did not have an environmental permit to keep these animals and took very poor care of them. The pythons were covered in mites, several animals were lying dead in their tanks and several others were very skinny and underfed. Natuurhulpcentrum collected the animals and started to look for suitable homes. Amenhotep found a new home in De Zonnegloed.


Nefertiti
Date of birth
07-07-2022
Date taken in
07-05-2021
Nefertiti

Nefertiti, along with 78 other king pythons, was seized by the Animal Welfare Department from a breeder. The breeder did not have an environmental permit to keep these animals and took very poor care of them. The pythons were covered in mites, several animals were lying dead in their tanks and several others were very skinny and underfed. Natuurhulpcentrum collected the animals and started to look for suitable homes. Nefertiti found a new home in De Zonnegloed.


Where does he feel most at home?

The Ball python lives in grass areas and the open forests of West and Central Africa. He is mainly active in the early morning and in the evening. During the day he lurks in holes in the ground or under tree roots.

What's his favourite food?

The Ball python mainly eats rodents, such as rats and mice. He’s not an active hunter. He will hide and wait for his prey to pass by. Then he’ll pull his head and neck backwards and shoot forwards to grab his prey. He does this with the sharp hook teeth, which are in his jaws. Before he eats his prey he strangles it.

Fun fact

A Ball python eats very irregularly, but that’s not really a problem. It is a cold-blooded animal, so it does not use any energy to heat its own body. This allows him to go without food for a long time, even several months.

This python is called a ball python, because he rolls up like a ball when there is danger or when he is stressed or scared.

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