Articles for tag: Ball Pythons, Boa Constrictors, Corn Snakes

Keeping Snakes with Children

“Keeping snakes with children in the house is cruel!” “Don’t worry, we won’t let the kids hurt the snakes. We’re teaching them to be gentle.” Some conversation along these lines happens at least once in every snake loving family. Friends and family, especially the older generations, cling to the widespread belief that all snakes are ...

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Breeding Rodents as Pet Feeders

When you own reptiles that feed off rodents, it might be a good idea to breed the rodents yourself. If you have less then five reptiles, then you’ll probably be better off buying them frozen from the internet, but otherwise you’ll save a great deal on making your own breeding farm. The first that needs ...

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Why You Should Get a Snake as a Pet

Looking back I would never have thought that I would get sucked into the world of reptiles. It happened fast, and it happened hard. Now I have nine snakes, and with no intention of stopping. Snakes require minimal care. You get them a cage, set up a heater with a thermostat so the temperature is ...

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Best Pet Snakes for Your Children

Has your son or daughter all of sudden come up to you and asked you for a pet? Not a pet that your use to like a dog or a cat, but have asked to get a pet snake. Well if this is the case and you really want to make your child happy, read ...

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Best and Worst Pet Snake for Your Child

When I was a child, my father brought home a variety of unusual animals. At one point, we had over 22 different birds in large cages in an atrium area of our den. We had a couple of cute, fluffy rabbits, one name Mr. Rabbit and the other named Mr. Bunny, and we had a ...

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Buying and Caring for Ball Pythons

Of the 2,400 or so known species of snakes, several make good pets and are quite popular as such! Though there are several things to consider when deciding to keep a snake as a pet, they are fascinating, beautiful creatures, and interacting with them can be a rewarding and quite educational experience! There are many ...

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The Best Pet Snakes for Beginners

Most people have an adverse reaction to snakes. But with proper selection, care, and handling, snakes become great pets. They have spectacular colors, are easy to care for, and are very hardy animals. What are the best snakes to have as pets? You have your garden-variety snake that is very common and not dangerous. Then ...

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When Your Pet Snake Bites

Many times bites from snakes are due to owner negligence. Carelessness can mean getting bit and many experienced snake owners say if you haven’t been bitten yet it’s coming. Due to most keeping snakes that are not poisonous or “hot” snakes, this is just about that group. A bite can hurt, it’ll bleed and the ...

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The Five Best Snakes to Keep as Pets

Snakes are among the list of creepy-crawlies that many would never consider for a pet. Some snakes, I would have to agree with them. While snakes are fascinating, they are wild reptiles, and most are not suitable for an average household. Here are some snakes I have owned and handled, throughout the last ten years, ...

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10 Most Common Snake Myths

Everyone has heard the stories: larger than life snakes rising from the deep recessed shadows, snatching a human into its clutches only to slowly digest him or her live. Have you heard a story similar to this? This is a sample of one of many myths and stories perpetuated-incorrectly-about snakes. This article is to address ...