Then we learned about the four basic needs that all pet snakes have:
may not be your typical cuddle buddies, but assnake owners will tell you, their pets recognize them and respond to their voices.
hello, my husband just brought home a red tail boa. It is pretty small about 20 in long very beautiful snake, we went to the pet store to buy everything for its setup. but after asking as much questions as possible and all the research I did, I am very concerned about the rate of growth of the boa. what worries me is that I have a 7, 9, and 10 year olds at home I’m very worried that its not safe to have this kind of snake at home. my children loved it and are handling it a lot, I wouldn’t want to get rid of it but if it has to be done it will be. what advise can you give me to keep my children safe, thanks in advance
If you read our article, hopefully you know that you made three pretty good choices in a first pet. I might steer away from the Boas for now, as they get quite a bit larger than it sounds like you have room for. Both Corn Snakes, and Ball Pythons would likely work for you though, as long as you have consent from both parents. Reread the article when you get a second, and pay attention to the variables that might make one of these snakes more suitable for you than the other. Also look up Corn Snake and Ball Python Care Sheets on-line, for more comprehensive details concerning their care. If you show your mom how much homework you’ve done on the pet of your choice, she may just feel more willing to let you get one.
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my son is jonesing for a snake. Massively. Hugely. My wife is a bit creeped out by the notion. I can't say I'm any too thrilled at the idea, either. However, in the interests of maintaining an open mind on these things, I ask you, fellow Dopers - what's it like to look after a pet snake? At least with a dog or a cat, I know what the responsibilities are, and I can assume those responsibilities while teaching them to my son (Yes, I was a kid, once - I know better than to swallow this "I'll look after it, I'll feed it, I'll clean the litter box, please, please, please, Daddy" line.) - what do you do with a snake? What kind of snake is better to look after than another? Where do you get a snake? Help me make this decision, please.When I started selling captive-bred baby garter snakes in 2001, I wrote a care sheet — we call homemade care manuals “care sheets” in this hobby — for my customers and for people who were interested in learning how to take care of pet garter snakes. The care sheet was seven pages long. Friends who read it had two reactions: it was the best care sheet they’d ever seen, and boy did I ever overdo it. I was accused of being the most anal-retentive breeder in the reptile biz.