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Pet Snakes provides easy to understand, practical information and facts to help the new snake owner take care of their animals. At Pet Snakes we want to provide information that will help you enjoy your reptile more than ever.

3 numbers separated by a decimal

This method of notation indicates the sex(es) of the snakes of that particular species. The first number means male, second female, and third means the sex is unknown.

1.2.3 Ball Pythons - one male (1). two females (2). three unknown (3)

3.1.0 Rat Snake - three males (3). one female (1). zero unknown (0)

Sometimes you'll see four number (0.1.2.3) with the last one representing how many eggs are being incubated for that species.

Whenever you see this notation the males are always listed first, females second, unknown genders third, and eggs incubating fourth. This is the commonly accepted way to use this system of notation.

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