lavender albino ball python
In the world of domestic reptiles, there are few pets more popular than the ball python. But breeders were not content with the standard black and white coloration of this species. After many years of concentrated breeding efforts, wild morphs of ball pythons now exist in many colors. Perhaps none is more striking than the Lavender Albino Ball python, which is a mix of yellow spots over a light lavender base color, making for one of the most unique appearances in the reptile kingdom.
Quick Facts about Lavender Albino Ball Python Morph
|Species Name||Python regius|
|Common Name||Lavender Albino Ball Python|
|Adult Size||2-5 feet|
|Minimum Tank Size||40 gallons|
|Temperature & Humidity||75-95 degrees F and 40%-80% humidity|
Ball pythons are relatively hardy snakes, and they aren’t particularly susceptible to disease. Moreover, they’re generally quite docile, making them easy to handle. Overall, they’re some of the best reptile pets you can find. Lavender Albinos just happen to be a more dazzling version of the same snake.
The Lavender Albino Ball Python is a very specific color morph. They have a very unique and instantly recognizable appearance with a light purple base color and yellow patterning running down the length of the body. The intensity of the purple varies from specimen to specimen, but the base color is distinctly purple or lavender in all.
Ball pythons get pretty large, so they need a sizable habitat. For an adult, you’ll need a minimum of 40 gallons, though it’s recommended that you get a 100-gallon habitat for an adult female or a 75-gallon aquarium for a male. Make sure there are several hiding spots within the tank where your snake can seek shelter.
Lighting for your Lavender Albino Ball Python doesn’t have to be complicated. Replicate the sun’s hours with your snake’s lighting. Make sure to use a bulb that offers both UVA and UVB.
Heating (Temperature & Humidity)
Your snake needs to regulate its own temperature, and to help it do that, you’ll need to provide hot and cool parts of the tank where it can move to when necessary. The hot part of the tank should be under a basking bulb, and it should be about 90 degrees F. On the other side of the tank, temperatures should be closer to 80 degrees F, providing a nice gradient for your snake to move through and regulate its temperature.