I need some help as I don’t know what to do or think, I went to a shop to get my (Banana) ball python probed as I was having doubts about him being a male due to his growth, he’s just over a year and I can’t probe. When they probed him they said he was a female. So I accepted that, whilst I was there I saw a ball python that caught my eye (Opal Diamond) and asked if it was a male or a female, so they probed “him” and said it was a male. I then learnt how to “pop” a ball python about a month later, so I practised on the banana and he popped as Male, so it made me wonder, so I popped the opal diamond and it came out as female… so I thought I’ll go to a different shop and get the opal probed, they said looking at the tail its a Male they then probed “him” and said he’s probing as a female! The opal diamond is 5 years old.
Just to say I popped my Male pied and he’s 4 years old and is definitely a male. I only say that as they say older ball pythons are harder to pop, which is true. Not saying I’m an expert At popping but thought it might help with this.
Thank you for the help in advance!