Ball python Morphs are awesome for beginners because of their friendly nature. Beginners usually have a few things to learn about how to handle and care for Ball Python snakes and you don’t want to add any extra pressure because your snake can get easily stressed or they need a very specific feeding schedule. You want to be able to feel confident with your new reptile.
Ball pythons don’t really bite you unless they feel stressed out and it’s easy to tell when a snake is stressed (it coils up) They are super easy to get along with and you should consider one of them as your first pet for sure
The price can range significantly so we will include all the pricing for you so you don’t have to search for that any further than here
We want you to be able to choose a ball python comfortably with this guide and then you’ll be ready to take care of your new reptile easily.
By creating an environment where certain mutations can happen, ball pythons can come in tons of different colors and patterns.
This is the list of the most popular Ball Pythons that you can choose from
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First a little insight on what Ball Python morphs are
Ball python Morphs are unique in the way that they show a pattern and color based on their breeding
Ball Python morphs are bred by breeders who isolate mutations that are going to naturally happen in the wild. Breeders produce a vast variety of mutations with different colors and patterns.
Just like with humans our genes are passed down through inheritance from our parents. Some people will obviously take on specific eye color or hair color.
Certain Genes are dominant and recessive genes
What breeders will try to do is focus on what will work with these
- Dominant Genes
- Co dominant
- recessive Genes
To be honest with you there are probably 1000 or more different morphs with all the possible combinations available. We had to narrow this down to our favorites. We hope you like the list
I figured you didn’t really care too much about the scientific stuff so down below we will get to the different Morphs and what to expect with them.
The Purple Passion Ball Python
This is by far my favorite snake which is why I put it first on the Ball python Morphs list
You get this snake by cross-breeding Mojave’s Co-dominate Gene with a phantom
If you look at the above picture you will see that they have a beautiful purple color. It’s not a dark purple its more of a light purple
Down their bodies, they have a long white line that accents nicely with their purple color
This bad boy will cost you between $400-$500
Blue eyed Leucistic Python
One of the best-looking snakes I’ve ever seen. number 2 on the ball python morphs list
Blue-eyed Leucistic pythons are completely missing pigmentation (leucism)
You can’t find these in the wild but breeders have been able to make these snakes for quite some time
For these snakes to be bred you need these snakes
It is hard for these snakes to actually come to life so they can be quite expensive. clicking the image will give you a link to where to purchase it from
Clown Ball Python morph
Clown ball python morphs are awesome looking with a golden color mixed with dark brown patterns and a bright white belly.
They were discovered in 1999 and are sought after because of their colors and patterns
The coolest part of this snake is the fact that it has both dark and light scales
You can get these guys between the prices of 200 to 500 dollars
Spider Ball Python morph
These were also discovered in 1999
Their color is like a brown/tan color and goes all the way down the body of the snake
These snakes are very popular and can be used to breed other snakes of their kind and will run you about $150-$300 dollars
Storm-trooper Ball python (YES)
These were made by complete accident as the breeder was trying to make an axanthic pastel snake
It’s a white snake with black markings. I tried to find a good picture for you but this small one is the best one I can find that looks correct
They will darken over time as the melanin in their scales started to ramp up production
Since this snake was made by sheer luck, breeders haven’t been able to make this snake again so unfortunately can’t be made ( i know I want one too)
Bumblebee Ball Python Morph
one of my favorite ball python morphs. The color alone is just excellent
These snakes are awesome. They have this yellow black mix of colors that looks like a bumblebee
you get these by breeding a spider ball python morph with a pastel ball python morph
Sometimes you will get a more black or more yellow filled snake vs some others of the same breed
One awesome thing about these ball python morphs is they keep their color nicely as they age. Sometimes other snakes will lose their color or it will fade. it’s still there but not as bright or vibrant. Not these bad boys!
These guys will cost you between 200-400 dollars
Acid Ball Python Morph
The Acid ball python is a beautiful looking snake and it was first bred in 2015
These guys are expensive. They will run you around 1500 dollars as they are extremely beautiful snakes
They have powerful dominant genes. They have dark brown and dark yellow colors throughout their bodies.
The coolest thing about this snake is their dominant gene is so strong it’s known to “shatter” other patterns of the morphs that are bred with it
Lesser ball python Morph
Lesser ball python morphs have a dark brown and yellow color to them.
when these were first discovered they were expensive! These guys would sell for $30,000 dollars!
They were first bred in 2001 and since then people have been seeking out these snakes but the price has come down quite a bit since they were first discovered
You can literally now buy a lesser ball python for around $150 dollars
Mojave Ball python morph
These snakes look awesome. it looks like blotches were dripped into it. Their basic color is dark brown and black
They were first bred in the year 2000 and the coolest part of the snake is the underbelly with a bright yellow design.
Mojave ball pythons have co-dominant mutations and they are used to breed a lot of other ball python snakes like blue-eyed leucistic ball pythons.
You can pick up one of these snakes for $150 dollars
Black Pastel Ball Python (Super Black Pastel)
They have a Black body with Yellow drops and keyhole shapes in it.
First bred in 2002 and you can pick up one of these snakes for about $150-200 dollars
one really cool thing about these snakes is if you breed two of them you will get something called a super black pastel which is darker than the regular black pastel ball python with reddish marks
if you look on the bottom of the snake (on its belly) its completely unmarked. something I didn’t expect at all
Vanilla Ball Python Morph
This snake is a Co-Dominant Morph
They have a light yellow color with black blotches along their body
Their heads have a white patch on them as seen in the picture above
Breeders will use these snakes to create vibrantly colored baby snakes. They aren’t too expensive either between $100-200 dollars.
White Ball Python Morph
They were created in the year 2007 by complete accident
These snakes are considered the cleanest of leucistic snakes. These snakes are completely devoid of pigmentation but instead of being albino which usually has red eyes and these snakes have normal eye colors
You can successfully purchase these snakes for around $700 Dollars give or take where you buy it from
Fire Ball python Morph
This Ball Python was first bred in 1995. It has a medium brown color mixed with a tan color.
You can get another version of this snake called a Super Fire which runs a price tag of $400 dollars and the normal fire ball python morph costing about $120 dollars. To get the super fire python you have to breed two fire ball pythons together like the super black pastel morphs
Ghost ball python Morph
These snakes have less vibrant and punchy colors compared to other morphs. This is actually called Hypomelanistic coloration. This is what gives it this faded or hazy color
Their color is more like a brown or yellow mix and their bellies are a white/grey color
You can get yourself a Ghost Ball python for about $150 to $250 Dollars
Phantom Ball Python Morph
Phantom Ball pythons have codominant traits that are sought after by breeders and will be used to help breed the more rare snakes
These are close to the same genetic code as the mystic morph python
These snakes have a nice tank color as you can see in the picture above (sorry I know its small) with a white underbelly
The blotches and spots they have are frequent as well which makes it look awesome
You can purchase these snakes for about $150
Lavender Albino python Morph
these are cool-looking snakes eh!
They have this tan/beige color with yellow blotches all throughout the body.
This snake first sold for $40,000. the fact there are people out there with that kind of money just waiting to buy an animal is fascinating to me
These snakes are a color mutation and are a combination of recessive albino and lavender traits (hence the name)
These guys will run you about $400 Dollars
Albino Ball Python
similar to the idea of the lavender albino python morphs they have yellow blotches along a white body
These guys are famous for their colors and they do look awesome
They were first created in 1992 and they are still sought after for their color rarity
These snakes are completely amelanistiic and cannot create and red, black, or brown colors in their skin. This is why albino snakes are bright colors with red eyes
You can find a link when clicking on the image and you’ll be looking to spend at least $350 Dollars
Pied bald ball Python Morph
Dude this snake is awesome looking. It is so unique as most snakes have a similar pattern all the way down their body but this snake is different
This snake was first bred in 1997
This snake has a white base color and the rest of the colors will fill in where they do
the patterns are all over the place which I think is really cool because of the variations of patterns that can emerge
Champagne Ball Python
These guys are interesting as their patterns are not the most punchy. They sort of fade and blend with each other.
These are cool because they actually can be a darker brown color as well as a light color
the above picture is a light version of course
They are used to create morphs that don’t have patterns. Like many morphs out there that have very distinguishable patterns and they will be passed down.
These bad boys were first bred in 2005 and I provided a link for you in the picture
Red Ball Python Morph
These snakes are popular among breeders because they bring out the reddish and brown colors in morphs.
Not a whole lot is known about this snake but you can pick one up for about $100
Mystic Ball python Morph
Look how awesome this snake looks. It looks like something from a movie or cartoon
You also might think that it’s crazy expensive… think again! You can buy one of these for around $150-250 dollars and the super version is $400-$450 dollars
They have awesome contrasting colors that are like a silver/grey color
Their heads will also be dark in comparison to their bodies.
Coral Glow Ball Python
I have a thing for bright-colored snakes. They were first discovered in 2002 and they are well known as Hypomelanistic Morphs.
These guys have this yellow, tan, brown, and almost white colors on their scales
They are co-dominant and the colors can literally change as they get older
They are actually known among the snake community as “white smokes”
You can get yourself one of these snakes for about $300
Fire Ivory Ball python
These snakes are awesome-looking as well. It sort of has this yellow purple hue along the back of the body. You’ll see these colors in lines along the back.
They were bred in 2012 with a breeder crossing ivory morphs and a fire morph together.
These guys will cost you around $300-$400 dollars. They are pretty snakes though so you should just do it 🙂
Lemon Blast ball python morph
These snakes look like the color of a lemon lol
They were first bred in 2003 with a mix of co-dominant pastel genes and Pinstripe genes
Lemon blast ball python morphs have a bright yellow color for their base and then it looks like an artist threw lines of black and spotted some black along it.
People seek this snake out because of its unique color and patterns
Yellow belly ball python morph
These were first discovered in 2003 and bred from co-dominant genes
Their color is a nice yellow hue with black all over its body.
You can get versions of this ball python that do pop in color more than others but its honestly not very common
These snakes don’t really cost too much money because they are pretty generic looking
They cost around $50 dollars
Axanthic Ball Python morph
These snakes are awesome looking and they lack the pigment to have yellow and red
Grey/silver colors will dominate these ball pythons the most. A lot of other snakes will have very dark colors like browns and tan colors.
As these snakes age, they will brown out so don’t expect them to stay this bright vibrant color all their life
You can pick up one of these snakes for $250
Pinstripe Ball python Morph
Breeders love this snake because it is a good way to change the way offspring are made.
They get their name from the long stripe that runs down its back and it has this dark gold/brown color
These snakes will cost you around $150
Scaleless Ball python Morph
These things look so awesome! They were first bred in the year 2013.
They look super smooth and soft to touch which is strange for reptiles because they have scales and scales have a certain texture to them because they actually have skin instead
On their bellies, they still have scales so they aren’t smooth all over.
what I didn’t know until now is how expensive they actually are. These guys run you around $3000. as with most things in life, rarity drives the prices of this snake through the roof
Scales actually help snakes move across the ground properly these snakes would have a problem moving across the ground.
HIghway Ball python morph
These snakes are made by crossing a gravel morph with a yellow belly
Most of the time these Ball pythons will have a more interesting base color of grey/brown with darker grey and yellow thrown in the mix
They will have a broken yellow line down their spine most of the time so it’s easy to identify these snakes. That grey shadow which helps make that yellow color pop is sometimes lighter and darker depending on the snake itself.
the more its stands out the more it costs
You can get these snakes for around $600
Chocolate Ball python Morph
These snakes look like a chocolate bar color. A nice brown color that under the right light shines nicely
They were first bred in 1999 and most of the time they will have this color all along their body with these nice patterns running down it
These snakes aren’t too expensive unless you get one that has a really punchy color so expect to spend around $100 – $200 or so on this snake.
Dreamsicle Ball python Morph
These ball python morphs are hard to make taking 4 generations of breeding to make which is going to drive up their price to a whopping $2500 – $3000 dollars
It requires two snakes to breed this properly. One being an Albino-lavender and the other being a pied Ball Python morph which are recessive Gene snakes
They have a white base with nice orange thrown in there. it does look like one of those popsicles.
Banana ball python morph
These awesome looking snakes were first discovered in 2003 and since then have dropped in price ( thank god)
They have this dark tank color as its base and a yellow blotchy circle type mix thrown in
They sometimes will have dark freckles down their bodies as well but that’s not going to be all of them
They first sold for 25 thousand and have dropped to about $250
Ringer Ball Python Morph
They have regular patterns and colors throughout their body except for one specific part which is normally their tail will be pied
They are usually bred normally and then a bright spot which is where the term ringer comes from will be shown on the body somewhere
That white part of their body is just white scales even though it kind of looks like a scaleless (skin ) type of texture
these snakes will cost you around $100-$200 dollars
Cinnamon ball Python Morph
Cinnamon Ball Python Morphs were first bred in 2002 and it has a dark brown color with its base color being more of a tan or beige color. it does have some red hue to it but not a lot
As they age their color will change to a more grey color
You will pay around $100 for these snakes and if you want to get a more rare version of this snake which requires breeding two of these snakes together you will pay around $500
Blue eyed Lucy
breeding a Mojave ball python with a lesser ball python will give you this snake
It’s not the same snake as the blue-eyed leucistic because those have no pigment in their skin at all while these snakes do have a little bit of yellow
You can get these snakes for about $700 dollars.
A cool feature about these snakes unlike their leucistic counterparts is their eyes aren’t sensitive to light
Butter ball python morph
these guys are actually pretty normal-looking snakes. The colors are yellow and brown. the colors themselves aren’t too punchy which is good or bad depending on what you’re looking for
usually snakes that are rarer have more rare colors and patterns. The ones that are more generic will have lower prices points which will be good for anyone especially beginners
If you want a more rare version of this snake you can get a super butter snake
you can pick up this snake for $100
Black Ball Python morph
Breeders will use this snake for a lot of breeding because it has a dominant gene
it’s a pretty normal snake beside the fact that they have a long stripe running down their back
you can pick up one of these snakes for about $100
Woma ball python morph
These guys look pretty normal off the bat. They have a dark base color and black erratic blotches down its body
They were first bred in 1999 and breeders use these snakes to make vibrant mutations. You can get Super woma snakes too which are obviously rarer.
its not easy to morph this breed but still it wont cost you that much at around $250 (compared to other snakes at least)
Pewter Ball Python morph
This snake has genes from cinnamon and pastel ball pythons
they have a nice light brown or tan color with some awesome-looking patterns. some look like figure 8 patterns and some look like circles with another black circle inside
They were first bred in 2003 and run a cost of $250
Pastel Ball python morph
These awesome snakes are pretty popular snakes first being bred in 1997
They have an awesome yellow/golden color with black patterns thrown in
these snakes are also co-dominant which are going to be used to make other genes brighten up
You can actually make a super pastel as well from breeding two pastels together which are pretty rare snakes
They don’t cost too much money either running you around $100
Sunset Ball python morph
These bad boys were first bred in 2012 and created from basic morph snakes
They honestly look like a sunset. The very first sunset python was sold for more than a sports car at $70,000
Like most things, rarity and control will bring prices down and they have come down in price a lot
you can pick one of these up for $1000
Tiger ball python morph
To get these snakes you have to morph Enchi and desert morphs together
They have an awesome yellow base color with black lines and blotches down its body.
These snakes are also on the thicker side compared to other snakes
These bad boys only cost like 120 dollars. To me, that’s a steal for how punchy their colors are.
Candino ball python morph
To get these snakes to come alive (lol) you have to mix albino morphs with a candy morph
Their base color is a pink/white/lavender color with yellow blotches all over
these are classified as a designer morph and can run a hefty price tag of around $500
Enchi ball python morph
The first breeding of these guys was back in 2002 and they come from Africa dude!
They are co-dominant when bred together with other morphs
Their color actually glows more as they age which is usually the other way around compared to most snakes
you can get yourself one of these for about $120
Ghi ball python
GHI stands for Gotta have it lol
This morph was first discovered in 2007 and it’s a rare python to have
its colors are a dark/black base with a nice golden yellow color thrown in erratically
You can get a regular GHI for about $250
Ivory ball python morph
This snake is a super form from the yellowbelly morph and takes a look at its colors!
another designer snake which will cost you between $250 and $300
Down their back, they have a long yellow line that runs the whole way
it almost looks pure white at first but it’s almost an off white color or a dirty white
Spotnose Ball Python
the name comes from the two spots on both sides of its nose
They actually look like normal snakes but when you see the two spots you will know its a spotnose
first discovered in 2005 and will run you about $150
Super Blast Ball Python morph
bred with a pinstripe morph and a super pastel morph.
These things are awesome. Their colors are yellow with very thin lines mixed in there with a dark brown spot on their heads
They also have a long stripe running down their back that is a light color. Sometimes it’s hard to see
These guys are affordable at the price of $300. Which isn’t bad for their rare color
Most Common Ball Python Morphs
The most common morphs today are
Like anything with rarity people will jump into a crazy just to make money. A lot of people were jumping into rare snake breeds because they knew they could sell certain ones for like $30,000 Dollars
The most expensive Ball python morphs available
price follows rarity. Always.
If you want an inexpensive snake look for common snakes
Rare snakes can run up to 40,000 dollars. some of those are on this list!
here is a list of the most expensive Ball Pythons out there
- Sunset Ball Pythons
Ball Python Summary
These snakes are awesome because they can come in so many different colors and patterns and they are easy to take care of. They are docile with a good temperament
if you’re just a beginner or completely experienced these snakes are going to be awesome little pets for you to have.