The Ball Python (Python regius) is mainly a terrestrial species of constricting snake native to the diverse regions of eastern, central, and western Africa however, several studies have confirmed that they are also semi-arboreal and will often use trees to climb and hunt. In the wild, they are most often found in semi-arid grasslands, forests, and near agricultural areas, sheltering in animal burrows, hollow logs, and occasionally termite mounds.
Due to the imported African farm-raised Ball Pythons as well as captive breeding, the Ball Python today enjoys immense popularity by pet keepers/enthusiasts and the hobbyists/breeders that selectively breed them for their many color and pattern variations commonly referred to as morphs. As each new morph emerges, collectors and breeders will often sell them for several thousands of dollars, and sometimes, tens of thousands of dollars and this has created a cottage industry of literally thousands of home based breeders that can make a living and in some rare cases, even make a lot of money by breeding and selling new color/pattern ball python morphs.
Breeder Racks and Tubs: While some of the more colorful morphs are quite popular in the pet trade, there is a downside too. Unfortunately, some breeders have no understanding of the ball pythons natural history and having never kept them as pets, they lack the basic 101 pet store level care. The issue gets quiet problematic when some will promote their industrialized breeding level care as to what is best for keeping ball pythons when in reality, what they are really saying is that the commercial breeding systems are simply easier to provide the minimal possible care for large quantities of ball pythons, in the shortest possible time.
The difference between keeping pet reptiles, and commercially breeding reptiles for a profit, is quite a stark difference and should never be confused. Rack keeping is essentially a commercial business method and was not intended for the long term care of any reptiles. Racks and the small plastic tubs that slide inside them were originally based on how rodents are commercially farmed, and were specifically designed for the reptile breeding sector and shouldn't be confused with how to properly care for a pet Ball Python. The notion that this is somehow on par with pet keeping standards or is superior to pet level care is simply misinformation and is just factually wrong.
Fortunately, while in the United States and some other countries most Ball Pythons are bred in a rack and tub system, most pet reptile keepers, who represent over 99% of all reptile keepers, house their ball pythons in much larger setups. Ideally, your pet reptile’s enclosure should try to mirror their natural habitat with décor, plants and other enrichment as well as appropriate lighting and heating in order to try and provide the best care possible for your Ball Python.
Here we have compiled all our products that we recommend to help you best care for your pet Ball Python.
I’ve bought several of the smaller ready to ship models, as well as the 4x2x2’s. All of which have been great products, far better than other PVC vendors I’ve purchased from in the past. Keep it up as I plan on ordering more in the future!
I ordered an evolution 2.0 tank with the cover hood for my young corn snake. It took a little while to be delivered due to the material delay, but the customer service was very responsive and very helpful with updating me on wait times and progress. The tank looks great and it was easy to put together! The temperature and humidity gauge made it so much easier to keep the internal environment perfect. Should I need another tank in the future I will definitely be ordering from here again.
Well made and easy to assemble!
I picked the acre panel upgrade and the clear substrate lip option. Worth every extra penny. The panel upgrade allowed me to stain the outside to match my furniture. The clear substrate lip allows me to watch the isopods and springtails. My cresties love the extra space. I love it!
Heavier than what I thought it was going to be but it looks good in the enclosure. So realistic.
It's an Amazing USA MADE 4x2x2 PVC Enclosure Well made and very stout and EASY ASSEMBLING With SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS only took 10-20 mins to put together recommend buying for anyone with the space for it! Very Impressive Quality-- Other Companies/ Competitors Can Not Compete with these
Thank You Custom Reptile Habitats!!! :)
Everything went together without any issues. Our beardie is loving his new home.
The wait was well worth the time. My ball python loves his home. The craftsmanship is second to none. The customer service was amazing and they answered any and all my questions and inquiries. Thank you!
3 month wait for shipment, but very happy with the end product. Easy to put together, looks great, and a much happier snake.
It’s a beautiful, high-quality background, and I couldn’t be happier with it!
Evolution 4 PVC Enclosure 2.0 - 48 L x 24 W x 24 H
When I began to look for an enclosure, I called a few places. I ended up choosing this 6'x2'x3' from custom reptiles based upon the friendly service rep who took the time to answer all my questions. She also continued to answer all my questions I asked while waiting thr four weeks to ship. I choose the ACRE panels as it looked more like wood furniture that could be stained to match our decor. The steel frams is really sturdy and can support several hundred pounds with ease. Even though I was not given the correct assembly instuction (received the 3 or 4 foot) I was able to figure it out very easily. Strongly reccomend a rubber mallet as it will make pounding in the peices easy and without damaging the material. Overall it took me about 2 hours by myself to assemble the enclosure, stand and light cover. After that you will still have to wait 24-48 for the silcon to cure and vapors gone before placing a reptile in.
Pro's: Light weight, good looking, sturdy, holds heat and humidity extremly well, water proof, pre cut templete for heat lamps, UVB lamps and plant lamps.
Con's: Needs better instuctions for less experienced home doers, no door handles, lock tends to scratch doors. I wish they also had an option or upgrade to glass instead of the plexiglass. Long lead time.
Perfect for my ball python! This will be my go-to brand for all of my reptiles. Super easy to assemble with great versatility.
So much better than I thought it would be. Definitely getting some more
While the wait time was grueling, I finally received my Evolution 4, and it was worth the wait. Very clean and professional looking enclosure (once I got it put together correctly - sorry, support team…). Very sturdy, and already noticing a huge improvement in humidity and temp control vs. my former glass enclosure. Will definitely consider ordering again in the future.