Okay, I find them irresistible already. Every time we go to the pet store for cat stuff, I make my husband stop by the reptile cages so I can ooh and ah over the sweet little ball pythons. I can’t have one while we still have cats (hopefully for a good, long while), but I can coo. (Yes, I can. You can’t stop me.) They’re at their cutest when curled into balls under their logs.
If it’s all getting to you and you think you might want a little ball of joy of your own (your own personal neck massager?), there are a few things to keep in mind, like the fact that this snake is an escape artist and benefits from quite a bit of handling. Here’s some good background to help you decide whether you’re going to be the next person to take a ball python from the store before I get a chance to talk baby talk at it.
The cute, in order: Ghost Ball Python and Spider Ball by Alex Butler, reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic license. gussy4 by quantumdell, reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.