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Incubating Ball Python Eggs

Togo, a ball python in the Live Animal Care Center at the Museum of Science, has laid eggs. Liz, our assistant curator, teaches us how to properly incubate these eggs so we may have snake babies in the near future. This fun, informative video is part of our new virtual Museum, MOSatHome!

Species: Ball Python

Name: Togo

Size: Ball pythons are the smallest of all pythons and typically grow to about 4 – 5 feet in length.

Native Habitat: Ball pythons are native to the grasslands of west and central Africa.

Fun Facts:

- They get the name “ball” python because their defense mechanism is to curl up into a tight ball if they feel nervous or threatened.

- The longest snake in the world is another python species called a reticulated python…they can grow to over 30 feet in length!