How often do Ball Pythons poop?

When a Ball Python eats a good diet, it usually takes 6 to 7 days for them to poop after eating. However, if they eat a heavy meal like rats, then it might take them 2 weeks to poop.

Baby Ball Pythons that can poop every 5 to 7 days after eating food; juvenile Ball Pythons that can poop once a week; young adult Ball Pythons that can poop twice a month after feeding; and adult Ball Pythons that can poop once a month after they feed.

If you see that your Ball Python is not pooping within the allotted amount of time above, then you may need to get it checked out by your veterinarian. Your Ball Python may be suffering from a health condition that is making it stop pooping.

Why is my Ball Python not pooping?

Many Ball Python owners are wondering why their Ball Python has not pooped after it ate food about a week ago. First, you should know that every Ball Python has its pooping frequency, so it is important that you know about that as we discussed earlier. However, if the frequency of pooping of your Ball Python does not match, it means there is a strong reason for the non-pooping.

There are a number of reasons why the Ball Python does not poop, some of which are listed below.

  • If your Ball Python has digestive problems
  • If the enclosure does not have the right temperature and humidity.
  • When there is an irregular feeding schedule
  • In case your Ball Python suffers from stress,
  • When you feed your Ball Python too much or too little
  • There is a possibility that your Ball Python has a slow metabolism.
  • In case your Ball Python is suffering from dehydration.
  • When your Ball Python suffers from constipation or impaction.
  • If your Ball Python is infected with parasites.

How does Ball Python poop look?

As a Ball Python owner, it is extremely important to know how their Ball Pythons poop, because by looking at the poop of your Ball Python, you will be able to tell whether the Ball Python is healthy or whether there is something wrong with it.

In general, Ball Python poop is not loose or hard. Its pooping is generally brown. If your Ball Python's pooping is straining or stinky, it means they are suffering from an issue. You should take them to the vet immediately.

How does healthy Ball Python poop look?

Poop from a healthy Ball Python is composed of brown or black logs with a white chalky substance which is referred to as urates. These two substances will always be present in the poop of your pet. If you see any mucous or liquid urine, this is simply a sign that there is nothing to worry about.

How does abnormal Ball Python poop look?

As a Ball Python owner, it is very important for you to understand what abnormal Ball Python poop looks like because it is a sign that there is something wrong with the Ball Python's body. Therefore, you need to know that the different colors of poop will indicate different problems with the Ball Python. Below we mentioned common different colors of poop.

Green poop

The Ball Python's green poop indicates that this Ball Python has some type of internal infection, which could be a bacterial infection, which could be causing the green poop.

Yellow poop

In Ball Pythons, yellow poop is very uncommon for them to have, when urinates can mix with faeces, causing them to turn yellow. This yellow poop is the result of the python becoming dehydrated in the first place.

Red poop

The most concerned poop of your Ball Python should be red or bloody poop if it is observed. Red faeces might indicate internal bleeding or parasitic infection that the Ball Python might have.

In the case that you notice the above kind of poop in the Ball Python poop then it is essential that you consult with a pet as this sudden change in poop will create a big problem in the future.