Please share any answers that you may have for these questions...

1) Why are ball python eyes tinted blue sometimes?
2) What are the holes outside a ball python's mouth and what are they for? How do you call them?
3) Do snakes have lungs?
4) Since snakes are long tubes... where is a snake's heart placed?
5) How are a ball pyton's scales attached to each other?
6) How many types of scales do snakes have and what are these types for?
7) Do snakes have lymph nodes?
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Hi Anon,

I've googled a bit and this is what I managed to find.

1) Ball pythons eyes become tinted blue when they are about to shed soon.
2) Those holes are called "labial pits" (or "heat pits"); they are important in hunting and thermoregulation because they contain heat-sensing organs.
3) Of course! How would snakes be able to live without lungs? Emotion: smile
4) The heart is placed within the first 25 percent of the snake's elongated body, along with the head, the esophagus and trachea;
5) Scales are attached to each other by soft skin which is can't be noticed from the outside. The skin folds inward between each adjacent scale. Scales themselves cannot stretch, but when a snake eats a large meal (and in most cases its diameter is more than that of a snake), the skin folds are pulled out expanding a snake's body surface.
6) Two. Top and side scales are small and can overlap. Bottom scales are short and wide.

7) No, snakes don't have lymph nodes.
Check out this pic, I hope it'll help

full article here
to elaborate a little bit ... the smaller top scales are for protection and over lap while the belly scarles are called locomotion scales and are in part to help the snake move,

are ball pythons carnivores?

All snakes are carnivores
yes, they can only be carnivorous


So a ball python's eyes would be tinted blue before shedding or if the snake is hindered in sight. The holes above a ball python's mouth are for breathing, and yes, snakes do have lungs. I would like to say that I am not an expert, and that I am only going off of my personal experience with ball pythons.

Yes, they primarily eat mice and rats, depending on the size of the snake (baby snakes may only eat a baby mouse, whereas a fully grown adult may eat a large rat)

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