The Best Snake Pets - 5 Top Choices for Snake Keepers
Learn what kinds of snakes make the best pets for beginners in this Howcast video about pet snakes.
Red-Tail Boas are great pets for the right person. Te right person, is one who has the ability to observe all interactions between the snake and young children. If you think there will be times when your young kids might be handling the snake when you are not home, there might be more suitable pet snakes out there for you. The average size for an adult Boa is around 8 feet, with some larger females approaching 12 feet. Boas do not get nearly large enough to consume a child, but can still have a very painful bite, and as strong constrictors, could certainly cause harm, if unsupervised. Growth rates vary largely due to feeding frequency etc., but they will grow more rapidly when young, and slow down with age. I would anticipate growth of 12 to 18 inches for the first 2 -3 years, and then slower growth after that. I hope that helps, and wish the best for you and your new pet.
I’ve really been thinking about getting a pet snake. I know it’s going to be a while, because I already have a relatively young, small pet that I am caring for and I am not allowed to have two pets like such at the same time. But I was debating between a Ball Python and a Corn Snake. I’ve never had a pet snake before, and used to be scared of them, before getting over that fear just recently. I’m afraid I might still be a little skittish around my soon-to-be snake pet, though. Which type do you think would be best for a beginner like me, and do you have any tips on how to take care of it?
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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?"So, you've decided to get a pet snake and now you're wondering which to get. If so, I promise you will find this article helpful. I've listed below four of the best snakes to keep as pets based on my 25 years of snake keeping experience. 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.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.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.The corn snake is widely regarded as one of the best snakes to keep as a pet. I agree with this notion, for the most part. There are plenty of other species that make good pets, as well. Kingsnakes and ball pythons come to mind. But the corn snake is definitely at the top of the list -- especially for first-time keepers.