About a year ago I was thinking about taking on a pet for companionship. I have had dogs and cats before and they both have positives and negatives. But something that has changed since the last time I have owned a pet is my absence from the house. It seems like I am away much more than I use to be. Always going on trips and long working days. So a dog and cat would be a horrible match for that lifestyle.
A friend of mine has a Ball Python Snake as one of her pets. She brings in around sometimes and I got over my fear of snakes over time with her snake, Morg. So after talking to her about how to care for a snake and seeing that some snakes can be friendly I decided that a snake would fit my lifestyle very well. They don’t have to be handled everyday. They eat about once a week when they are growing and about 1 a month when they are older. They water needs to be changed every 3-5 days. It would be a perfect match for my lifestyle.
I talked to my daughter, Evie about getting a snake as a pet and we watched YouTube Videos about how to care and feed a Ball Python. I wanted to make sure she was alright with my choice of pet.
So I decided to go on the search for my snake. I knew I needed to get one I will be happy with for years. They are known to live 20-30 years. After buying a container and looking for a week or two I found Monty at ZooKeeper here in Austin, TX. I fell in love immediately! He is not a standard Ball Python. He is a Pinstripe Ball Python.
We have been friends ever since. He has posed on models and made fast friends with everyone in my life! We are really too cute together! I can’t wait to take him with me on the road!