Best Pet Snake Species for Children and Beginners | PetHelpful
If you’re considering investing in your very first pet snake and are looking for the best options then read on for my personal “hot list”.
What snake IS best for you? It is a good question to ask, and I think I have the answer. I have listed snakes that are popular pets, both dangerous or not. These answers are coming from the experts, and they will be asking the questions. Take this quiz, and help to learn what type of snake is best for you.
So those are the four criteria I used when making my list of best snakes to keep as pets. And now, without further ado, here are the four types of snakes I recommend as pets -- especially for the novice snake-keeper.
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The Best Snake Pets - 5 Top Choices for Snake Keepers
Snakes are very great pets; they don't need to be feed very often, they are very clean, they are odorless, and many don't need much attention. They are very rather fond of their owners, and the same way that you might be if you have bonded to another pet. This causes the question to arise: "Do I have what it takes to own a snake? What snake is best for me?"In this short snake care guide, we are going to go over the best pet snakes- more specifically the best beginner snakes- and some tips on how to care for them.I have an albino San Diego gopher snake (one of several gopher snake species), and I refer to him as my "ambassador" to the snake world. He is my ambassador because he has the best temperament of all my pet snakes. So he is the snake I get out whenever a curious -- but somewhat intimidated -- houseguest wants to learn about snakes. I tell them, "Wait right here. I've got just the snake for you to meet."The Best Pet Snake, A Ball Python. Ball Pythons are an easy snake to keep as a pet. Most are non aggressive and make an excellent snake for a first time snake keeper.I've put the ball python last on my list of best types of snakes to keep as pets for one reason only. They can be a bit more finicky with their eating.The rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata), though not as popular as the corn snake or the California kingsnake, is still a popular pet snake in the hobby. Fairly docile, the rosy boa doesn’t get too large, growing to about 4 feet in length when fully grown, though average sizes are 2 to 3 feet in length. The rosy boa can be purchased for around $30-40 as hatchlings at reptile shows, reptile stores, and on the Internet. They are not typically found in the big box retail pet stores, where you can readily find corn snakes and ball pythons. The rosy boa is a long lived snake, capable of living 25+ years or more. My best friend growing up had a rosy boa that lived 16 years.