Ball Pythons are one of the most popular snakes kept in captivity world wide. Keeping them can be very rewarding and on the whole, is not too difficult. It is critically important to have you enclosure complete and ready for your ball python before bringing it home. This way, you snake can acclimate itself to its new environment as seamlessly as possible without jeopardizing its health.
Some people are concerned about how often they can handle their snake. The short answer is that as long as your snake does not become agitated, you can handle it as frequently as you like. Also remember that the less often you handle your snake, the less it will be used to being handled.
Therefore, if you are keeping a ball python as a pet, regular handling (once or twice a week) is essential.