Types of Parakeet Main

I, like most people out there, love pets. Furry, scaly, or feathery, it doesn’t matter to me — I love them all. And while I have many little friends, parakeets will remain my favorite. From Derbyan to Quaker, there are many types of parakeet out there, each more unique than the other. But choosing one of them is hard, especially when you don’t know much about them. I have prepared a list of parakeet species to guide any new pet owner in making this important decision.

What Are Parakeets?

Parakeets are birds that are part of the parrot family. It’s important to note that there is no “official” parakeet description, as the overall group includes hundreds of birds. However, most of them have tapered, long-tail feathers and small bodies. There are larger variants of parakeets but those are not usually kept as pets. While parakeets have all kinds of colors and feather patterns, the most common colors are green and yellow.

Types of Parakeet Species

While there are many different types of parakeets, most of them differ only in color or size. The overall behavior of these little friends is very similar, so choosing a parakeet is mostly a cosmetic choice.

Budgerigars (or Budgies)

Budgies are a species of parakeet native to Australia. They are considered energetic, friendly, and smart, making them the most popular choice for families. What’s interesting about them is the fact that they can learn how to talk. Budgies will pick up words or even phrases from their owners, as they are quick learners.


Adult budgies measure 7 inches in length and weigh less than 2 ounces. Furthermore, they are most commonly green or blue in color.

Types of Parakeet

A common misconception people have is that they think Budgerigars are not parakeets. In fact, all Budgies are parakeets. The confusion stems from the fact that every country has different names for parakeets. And so, most US states call them Budgies instead of their real name.


Quaker Parakeet

The Quaker species is also known as the Monk parakeet. They are a small type of bird, measuring almost 12 inches and weighing less than 5 ounces. Most Quakers have bright green-colored feathers and live up to twenty years.


It’s worth noting that Quaker parakeets love flying, so they require a spacious cage. They are also very social, and will always enjoy the companionship of another Quaker.

Derbyan Parakeet

Derbyans are natives of Asia and usually live in Indian and Chinese forests. This species can measure up to 20 inches in length, and they live for almost 30 years. They have similarly-colored feathers to Budgerigars but their head is usually blue or light green. Even though Derbyans are a threatened species, they are still sold by some pet stores.

Alexandrine Parakeet

One of the largest parakeet species out there, the Alexandrine is a smart, social, and brightly-colored bird. This affectionate parakeet can live up to 40 years and has an impressive body length of 24 inches. But keep in mind that picking an Alexandrine parakeet means having a very vocal lifelong companion. You will need to be ready for daily chats with them.

In Conclusion: A Hard Choice

Overall, choosing from all the types of parakeet out there boils down to personal preference. There are many options and each one is unique and beautiful. I recommend doing your research and then seeing what fits your style best. However, no matter what option you choose, remember to always take care of your new friend.

Axolotl Types Main

We can all agree axolotls are fantastic pets. They are cute, easy to take care of, and a perfect conversation piece. Additionally, there are many different axolotl types, each with its own unique appeal. And, as many of us, you find yourself wondering which is right for you. In this article, we will give you an overview of the different axolotl types and help you choose the right one for you.

The main distinction between different axolotls is the color of their skin. Thanks to their genetics, axolotls come in many different colors. Furthermore, their popularity as pets made axolotls even more diverse. New, unique axolotl types were created as a result of genetic engineering. However, for the sake of simplicity, we will focus on the five most common axolotl types and their distinctive features.

Five Axolotl Types You Can Find in Every Pet Shop


Wild Type

The color of a wild type’s skin is usually a mixture of black, olive, and green. They also have golden or iridescent spackles around the body, making them look almost glittery. Their eyes are dark with a golden ring around the pupils and their gills are gray or purple. If you like that classic salamander look, this type is perfect for you.


This type is our personal favorite. Their dark eyes contrast nicely with their light or pale pink body. They have adorable pink or red gills and can even develop dark freckles. Many mistakenly assume that white leucistic axolotl is an albino. However, as we will see, the differences are far from subtle.

White Albino

If you are searching for a more exotic look, go for one of the albino axolotls. White albinos have a white body with deep red gills. Due to the lack of pigmentation, their eyes are clear with red irises. Furthermore, unlike our pals mentioned above, they can’t develop freckles.

Golden Albino

These axolotls can have a golden or peachy colored body with shiny patches. Their gills are also peach in color. Due to the albinism, their eyes are clear. With their pale body and clear eyes, albino axolotls look almost uncanny. But don’t let that fool you, they are just as lovable as the other ones.

Axolotl Types


Finally, melanoids are often mistaken for dark wild types. However, there are a few key differences. Melanoids have a high amount of dark pigment and a lack of shiny one. This lack of shine means that, unlike wild type axolotls, melanoids cannot have flecks or other colors throughout their body. That is great news for those of you who love everything black.

Final Thoughts

We hope that this guide to the most common axolotl types was of help and that you chose the right one for you. However, if you find none of these lovable creatures appealing, don’t give up yet. There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or, rather, plenty of axolotl types in the lakes. There are also GFP, Copper, Chimera, Mosaic, and Enigma to name a few. But be aware, they might be hard to come by.

Budgie Molting Main

Small, big, furry, or feathered — we all love our adorable pets. No matter how they look, each one of them is a cute addition to any family. Parakeets, for example, are the best beginner pet, as they are easy to care for and friendly. But what should we do when our little friend is starting to lose feathers? Do we worry and rush to the vet, or do we try and help them on our own? What may seem like an illness could actually be something natural and normal. It’s time to learn all about molting — times, symptoms, and behavior.

What is Molting?

Molting is a part of the parakeet’s cycle and is described as the replacement of all the feathers. The process doesn’t happen all at once, so our little friend can still fly and stay warm. However, bald spots patches are not normal and may be a sign of stress or illness.


New feathers look like white, sharp stubs which are also known as pin-feathers. As a result of those, the parakeet’s head gets a spiky look.

Molting Time

While time isn’t a good indicator for molting, most parakeets do it on a semiannual basis. Parakeets are capable of molting at any time so there is no predictable schedule. However, the first molting occurs when our little friends are around 10 to 12 weeks old.

Budgie Molting

A normal cycle shouldn’t last more than two or three weeks on average. Anything longer than that should raise alarms as a prolonged cycle could be a sign of health issues.

Molting Symptoms

The most common symptom of molding is, you guessed it, falling feathers. But don’t worry, as new feathers should grow pretty fast to replace the lost ones. The parakeet can look a bit fluffy at times as a result of the still-growing feathers. We advise you to keep track of your parakeet’s average molting symptoms. That will help you notice anything out of the ordinary when that time of the year comes around.


Tip: You should be on the lookout for bald spots. As previously stated, feathers should grow fast to fill out the gaps. If that doesn’t happen, a veterinary check is recommended.

Molting Behavior

Molting is very taxing for any birds, especially the little parakeets. You might notice that your pet is less lively and more sleepy. That is perfectly normal, as they are conserving energy and getting some well-deserved rest.


On the other hand, some parakeets will panic and be jumpier than usual. If your friendly pet seems a bit more aggressive than usual, don’t worry and don’t judge them. It’s normal behavior for the molting cycle.

A Friend in Need

Overall, molting is a natural process that most birds go through. Even if it might seem strange to some, the replacement of feathers is something that parakeets must experience every year. However, if something seems suspicious, it’s better to get professional help. Never be ashamed to ask questions or get help.


Patience and love are what you should give to your little chirping friend. Be there for them and they will surely enchant all your days with amazing tunes.

Axolotl Morphs Main

Did you ever dream of having your own Mudkip? Well, sadly, real Pokémon do not exist, but there’s one little amphibian that the meme-worthy Mudkip is based on — the axolotl. And luckily enough, there’s a wide variety of axolotl morphs out there, each more adorable than the last.


So, which particular type of axolotl should you choose from? We’ve got a handy list for you right here!

Common Axolotl Morphs


Leucistic axolotls are usually pink or white, with dark navy or black eyes. In addition, depending on where we keep them or what genetics they have, these axolotl morphs may or may not develop freckles.


A wild type axolotl has nearly every color you can imagine, from black to green and brown. It also spots black eyes with golden rings around each pupil, as well as greyish-purple gills.

Golden Albino

As its name suggests this axolotl type has a gold-hued body. In addition, it sports shiny patches all over its body, clear eyes, and gills the color of a ripe peach. Despite being an albino, it doesn’t have pure white skin, but its albinism does show in other areas. For example, it doesn’t have black eyes like other axolotl morphs, and the golden hue is the result of a lack of melanophores.

White Albino

White albino axolotls actually have proper, complete albinism. You can have your very own little aquatic wonder with clear, pale skin and transparent eyes. However, albino axolotl morphs can actually develop black fingertips when they reach sexual maturity, making them appear dirty.


If white and golden albino axolotl morphs have a lack of melanophores, Melanoids have it in spades. This type of axolotl is almost all black, with no shiny pigments. They look like wild axolotls, but with a less diverse color palette.

Axolotl Morphs

Uncommon Axolotl Morphs

Green Fluorescent Protein or GFP

GFP axolotls didn’t naturally develop. Rather, scientists would inject the protein into their bodies in order to make them glow. And after these GFP cuties started breeding, they transferred this fluorescent trait to their offspring.


The golden rule of GFP axolotls is simple: the more pigments they have, the weaker their glow will be. That’s why albino GFP axolotls shine brighter than melanoids or wild types.


Copper types are really a form of albino axolotls, but with reddish eyes and copper-colored spots all over their bodies. And just like with albinos, their skin doesn’t have any dark pigments.

Rare Axolotl Morphs


Mosaic axolotls are a result of two cells forming in development, and then the resulting organism shows the phenotype of both of those cells. These morphs have two distinct colors mixed in a mosaic-like pattern and are extremely rare.


Chimeras are born in a similar way to mosaics, but their two colors are evenly split down the middle. For example, one half of the axolotl’s body will be black, while the other one would show signs of albinism.


Both chimeras and mosaics are technically a genetic accident. We cannot replicate them through breeding, and the chances of either being born are extremely small. In addition, mosaics are usually infertile, so they won’t be able to breed anyway.


Piebalds are essentially leucistic axolotl morphs, but with a particular pigment placement. Namely, they will have dark patches of skin all over the face, down their backs, and along their sides. More often than not, they are thought of as leucistics with a ‘dirty face’. And unlike mosaics and chimeras, their pigmentation can be inherited.

Silver Dalmatian

Also known as the lavender axolotl, this type is so rare that we still don’t know much about it. Supposedly, it can only be found in the United States. It gets the creative name from its Dalmatian-like body, with lavender skin and dark spots all over it.


A result of genetic grafting, firefly axolotls have a tail that has a different color than the rest of the body. They are extremely rare and you would have to shell out at least $250 to get one.


As its name suggests, not much is known about this axolotl morph. All we do know is that an American hobbyist is currently breeding it.

Final Thoughts

Yes, there are so many cute and awesome axolotl morphs to choose from! And some are rarer than others, it seems. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if your axolotl of choice is an albino or a chimera. You’re still guaranteed to get an adorable amphibian that’s easy to raise and, more importantly, looks stunning.

Parakeet Poop

I think everybody can agree that parakeets make for great pets. They are small, cute, and almost always in a good mood. It feels great to see them happy and vocal. Yet, no matter how well we take care of them, sometimes parakeets can get sick. And while pets can’t really tell us how they feel, there are ways to diagnose them. The most common way to do so is by checking their droppings. But what can parakeet poop tell us about their health? And what we can do to understand our little friends better?

About Parakeet Poop

Unlike most pets, parakeets try to hide any symptoms of illness as best as possible. That is a result of their “prey” behavior — signs of weakness are a death sentence in the wild. However, droppings never lie, and parakeets have a hard time hiding them.


The differences between birds and other pets continue as the parakeet’s digestive system is much simpler. The whole digestive process takes less than a day, and so, poop can provide information about recent food or activities.


It’s important to know that when it comes to birds, droppings are not just poop. They have three components — feces, urine, and urates. The first two are already familiar to us, but what are urates? Urates are a fluid secreted by the kidneys, mostly made up of concentrated uric acid. Those three components are usually released together, but any change in one of them should be a concern.

What Is Normal?

Anything, from diet to age, can factor into how normal droppings should look like. However, before deciding what is normal for your pet, you should inspect the poop for at least a few days. Also, keep in mind that parakeets produce an average of 40 droppings per day. There are a few things that parakeet owners consider as normal when it comes to poop: 


  • Normal parakeet droppings shouldn’t smell
  • Urine should be clear
  • Urates are creamy-white and opaque
  • Depending on the food, feces are either dark-brown or green.

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What Is Not Normal?

Changes in color, consistency, and volume are the first indicator that something is not right. Furthermore, we should not confuse a temporary change with, for example, diarrhea. Like normal droppings, what is abnormal depends on many factors, but there are a few noteworthy signs:


  • Colored urine
  • Feces that have a bad smell and undigested food in them
  • Feces that are yellow, rusty brown, or contain blood inside
  • Yellow or green urates
  • Larger feces that are watery or mushy
  • A decrease or increase in the number of daily droppings


Before doing any kind of analysis, consider what your parakeet had to eat. Moist foods, like fruits and vegetables, will increase urine volume. Some fruits will also change the color of feces, like blueberry, for example.


All in all, taking good care of our little friends is very important. We can all agree that inspecting parakeet poop is not pleasant, but it’s essential nevertheless. With little to no other ways of communication, bird dropping changes should not be ignored. And don’t forget to call the veterinarian as soon as you notice something different. Always remember to be there for your parakeet and never ignore its needs.

Parakeet Gender Main

Parakeets are generally energetic, talkative, exciting, and entertaining pets. They will make your life brighter both literally (with their vivid colors) and figuratively( with their singing and chit-chat). Still, it is important to note that male and female parakeets aren’t the same. They differ in color, behavior, as well as in the number of words they can learn and the way they sing. So, which parakeet gender is perfect for you? Stay tuned to find out!

Visible Differences

The biggest and most important visible difference between male and female parakeets is the color of their ceres. The cere is a spot of raised skin on the top of the bird’s beak. While the male parakeet cere is bright blue or violet, that of a female one is brown. The same hormone responsible for the color of the cere is responsible for the color of their legs: males have blue legs, females reddish. However, these differences don’t mean as much to owners as the way the bird acts and how friendly it is does.

Behavioral Differences

What really separates male and female parakeets is the way they behave. Males are much more talkative. They are able to learn more words or phrases, and they mimic human noises and intonation more readily than females. Male parakeets also love singing. They tend to be a little friendlier and more easy-going than female parakeets as well. They’re more relaxed and lively and love playing with you. They don’t bite as often, and their beak isn’t as sharp. Males also exhibit more head-bobbing.

Parakeet Gender

Females, on the other hand, are a little different. They are a bit quieter, more subdued, and serious. Since they are the ones responsible for nest-building, their beaks are sharper. They are also much more protective and tend to bite more often. All of this comes from their maternal instincts and their need to protect their babies. They don’t bob their heads as often as males, and they aren’t as vivacious. They aren’t as ready to mimic human language and generally learn fewer words than their male counterparts. Still, they can form deep attachments to their owners, a bit more so than males, which again comes from their maternal instincts.

What Does This Mean?

Although it may seem that all of the above points to male parakeets being better pets, that isn’t always the case. Everything we have mentioned so far is simply a generalization of facts.


Every bird is a case for itself, and you might find female parakeets which are chattier or more physically active than males, or you might find males that don’t like singing. It is important to understand that the behavior of your pet also depends on the bond you form with them and on your own behavior.


While behavioral and physical differences are important, they shouldn’t be the only thing you consider when choosing the gender of your pet. Trust your gut, try interacting with both males and females before making a decision, and you should be fine. Remember that your pet will love you regardless of their gender, and choosing will be much easier!

Parakeet Sick Main

Birds, especially parakeets, have become the perfect first pet for kids and beginners alike. Small, cute, and vocal, a parakeet is a nice addition to any family. However, what happens when our feathered friend doesn’t act like it normally does? Knowing the symptoms and what to do if they show up is important when taking care of a sick parakeet.

Sick Parakeet Symptoms

Parakeets are intelligent birds with certain habits. Even if some might try to hide their symptoms, always pay attention to any changes in their daily routine. There are a few symptoms that parakeets can’t hide, no matter how hard they try.

Ruffled or Dirty Feathers

The first thing you should look out for is anything feather-related. Birds tend to fluff out their feathers before going to sleep or when they are cold. But sometimes, fluffy feathers might mean respiratory problems. If you observe that for more than a day, call your local veterinarian.


Furthermore, birds are usually hygienic animals and, as a result, bathe often. Dirty or messy feathers are another sign that things are not going as they should. If that happens, look out for other symptoms and keep a track of any changes.

Red Eyes and Discharge

Any sort of discharge or liquid around the top of the beak is a sign of illness. The nostrils are right at the top of the beak, so any moisture near them is a problem. Finding the nose may be hard, but it’s very important to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

Parakeet Sick

While checking out the nose, it’s a good idea to verify the eyes too. Red, inflamed eyes point directly to respiratory or nervous disorders.


As previously mentioned, parakeets have their own habits. Anything from a lack of energy to reduced appetite is a big red flag. If your bird begins losing weight and isn’t as active as it used to be, an intestinal blockage might be at fault.


Tip: Be on the lookout for tail bobbing. Prolonged, repetitive bobbing of the tail can indicate respiratory problems.

Dropping Changes

We know that checking the droppings of your parakeet is not pleasant, but it’s something you should do often. You should especially watch out for yellow, brown, or black excrements. Those colors can be signs of internal bleeding.

Parakeet Care Tips

We recommend calling the vet as soon as anything is out of the ordinary. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid or ease your parakeet’s health problems:


  • Examine your parakeet as frequently as possible.
  • Feed your bird a varied diet that includes all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.
  • Clean the enclosure at least once a day.
  • Keep up the fluids intake and change the water every few hours.


All in all, taking care of our little friends is a big responsibility. Research and attention are the keys to a long-lasting friendship. Don’t be afraid to ask for professional help if you feel overwhelmed. Always keep in mind that you are the person they trust and depend on, so don’t let your parakeet down. And remember — a healthy pet is a happy friend!

Parakeet Noises Main

Parakeets are, arguably, one of the most sought-after parrot species today, and for good reason. They’re bright in more ways than one and they’re phenomenal pets. But the key to living a harmonious life with our feathery friends is understanding all the different sounds and noises that they make. Today, we’re going to break them all down for you, and show you the meaning behind the melody.

1. Tweeting

One of the most important things all parakeet owners need to learn is the distinction between happy and unhappy tweets. The former is one of the species’ go-to sounds, and they’ll let it out every chance they get. Throughout the day, parakeets will tweet once a while, mostly to let us know that they’re still there and that they’re feeling good.


On the other hand, any unhappy tweet or a chirrup is usually much louder and lasts longer than the happy counterpart. With it, our beautiful budgies are trying to let us know that they’re experiencing a problem, and need our help.

2. Chirping

Chirping is definitely a happy sound and one that most parakeet owners love hearing. It can definitely take up different tunes and melodies, and go from a cool, mellow song to some high-pitched vocals.


Since it’s one of the most common sounds, it might also mean that it’s time to refill their food or water dishes. Also, if a parakeet is chirping every time we walk into a room, it might mean that it’s lonely and needs company.Parakeet Noises

3. Singing

Even though they’re not songbirds, parakeets can let out some noises that sound delightful to our ears. It could be chirping, whistling, chattering, snippets of human speech, or even a combination of some. When our parakeets are “singing” that means that they’re really happy, and feeling good.

4. Chattering

Chattering is another sound for the happy category, and it means that our birds are content. During chattering, parakeets will usually start repeating the words that they’ve learned from us, and they’ll do it for a while. Also, they’ll probably sit still, fully relaxed, and with their feathers somewhat fluffed to show just how chill they are.


5. Beak Grinding

Albeit unusual, beak grinding is something many parakeets do when they’re feeling good. They often do it while they’re eating or gritting, and it just shows that they’re relaxed and content. Essentially, it’s the equivalent of a cat’s purr.

6. Squawking

A squawking parakeet is probably one of the worst noises to hear. It’s not only upsetting to us, but it can also disturb other animals and birds in the vicinity.


Squawking is a dead giveaway that something’s gone awry, and we need to act on it right away. Usually, budgies will let out this sound when they’re afraid, have been injured, or have seen/imagined a predator.

7. Hissing/Chiding

Hearing that awful tssssk sound from a parakeet means that things are deeply wrong. Hissing or chiding is honestly one of the most unpleasant things to hear as parakeet owners, and it’s one that we need to act up quickly.


When a bird chides, it usually means that something or someone is invading its personal space. Also, it’s a warning to back off and steer clear of the budgie.

Final Thoughts

Parakeets are incredible when it comes to picking up and mimicking noises they hear. Them imitating us or a baby wailing, for example, is all pretty normal, and it means that they’re happy.


With that said, budgies are generally pretty low-maintenance birds who only require a bit of space, food, water, and our company. Keeping them content shouldn’t be too hard, but we should always keep one eye (or ear) open for any strange noises.

Ball Python Poop Main

Reptile poop is so fascinating because it can reveal so much about our cold-blooded pets. Depending on its appearance, consistency, and frequency, we can tell whether there’s something wrong with our Royals or if they’re perfectly happy. Here’s how.

Understanding How Ball Pythons Poop

A ball python’s pooping process is pretty similar to what other animals do. The snake gets hungry, it munches on some delicious food, which then passes through the digestive tract. Once all the nutrients are absorbed, the snake excretes the remnants. Sounds pretty straightforward, right?


Well, the biggest difference between ball pythons, and reptiles in general, is that they eliminate poop, and pee from an opening called the cloaca, and not the urethra or anus.

The Poop Frequency

Another thing that all snake-owners should know is that reptiles don’t start expelling their waste until they’ve completely digested it. So depending on how big their meal was, their poop frequency may vary, and shouldn’t cause a lot of concern.


Also, instead of making a few tiny deposits, snakes will have a single big one, and go on about their day. With that said, the process can last anywhere from a couple of days to weeks.


The first sign that something’s wrong with our ball python is if it poops a few times in between meals. That means that it might be experiencing diarrhea or is sick.

Ball Python Poop

What Exactly Does Healthy Poop Look Like?

Those who had their pet pythons for a while will already know what healthy poop looks like. But we wanted to go over it one more time, just in case. “Normal” python poop tends to be brown or black, sometimes with a chalky white part, and with small amounts of mucous.


On the other hand, unhealthy poop is easy to spot because it can be green, yellow, red, or white. The best course of action when we spot any irregularities is to collect a sample right away and take it to an exotic animal vet. They should test it for parasites and disease, and we’ll have an answer pretty quickly.

When Should We Be Worried?

In addition to a change of color, another telltale sign that something’s wrong is when our precious python has been constipated and hasn’t regurgitated in a while. If left unchecked, that can lead to impaction, which is a serious medical condition and requires intervention.


A dead giveaway that a snake is struggling with impaction is if it’s feeling sluggish and weak. At that point, there’s no time to waste, and the python needs to see a vet.


But before we jump the gun, there are some things we can do to help with constipation/regurgitation. For one, we need to start giving our snake smaller prey, soak their food, and offer more water. We can also increase the humidity and change their substrate.

The Bottom Line on Ball Python Poop

Honestly, we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to ball pythons and the things that come out of them. But our general advice for all reptile-lovers is to go see a vet if they’re concerned.


If the snake’s poop is a strange color or it hasn’t pooped in a long while, the best person to determine what’s wrong is a professional. It’s just up to us to keep on top of the situation, and always be on the lookout for signs of trouble.

Ball Python Morph

Friendly and shorter than other snakes, ball pythons are some of the most popular snake types out there. Thanks to their easy-to-follow care instructions, ball pythons make for great beginner snakes. However, before buying one, new snake owners must make a difficult choice — what morph to buy?

What are Morphs?

Because of their unique skin appearance, some captive ball pythons are selectively bred to create specific colors or patterns. Ball python morph is the name given to such snakes.


Similar to humans, the genes that give each snake its distinctive color or pattern are passed on through inheritance. As a result, genes can be dominant, recessive, or codominant. Breeders can produce different types of morphs by combining those three genes:


  • Dominant genes hide recessive genes and dictate the color or pattern of the morph.
  • Recessive genes stay hidden until paired with other recessive genes.
  • Codominant genes have incomplete dominance and result in unique combinations of dominant patterns.

Most Common Ball Python Morphs

There are hundreds of combinations and patterns out there with each one more beautiful than the last. Let’s take a look at the most common ball python morphs and see what fits you the best.


The Albino morph is one of the most popular and impressive morphs out there. Melanin is a brown pigment that makes a normal ball python look a bit dark. However, the Albino python is unable to produce this pigment and the result is a white and faded-yellow snake with red eyes. With a price to match the looks, the Albino ball python is available for a  $400 price tag.


The Spider morph is a unique looking snake with tan-brown base colors that fade down the spine. Their pale belly and distinct dark spots on the head and body make them easily recognizable. Thanks to their spider-like appearance, the prices for such a morph go a bit above the $150 mark.

Ball Python Morph Main


Pastel ball pythons are some of the most interesting morph types thanks to their breeding possibilities. Because the pastel gene is codominant, combining two of them results in a totally different type of snake. Ball pythons resulting from such breedings are called Super Pastel and have lighter colors and patterns. Despite its breeding potential, most Pastel snakes cost around $70, with the better looking Super Pastel going up to $150.


Similar to Albino ball python, Ghost morphs suffer from melanin disorders. However, unlike their paler counterpart, Ghosts have hypomelanism. That results in a light tan or yellow skin, with gray patterns sometimes appearing on the snake’s belly. You can buy a Ghost ball python for $100 or more depending on the pattern it has.


Overall, choosing a morph boils down to personal taste. There are a lot of options — from beautiful light colors to unique patterns. As a result, ball pythons are one of the most gorgeous snake types available. No matter what you choose, every snake requires love and care. Watch out for our hissing friends and they will watch out for you!