The term “pet snake” is, in today’s culture, an oxymoron. Many cannot conceivably imagine owning a snake as a pet— snakes are perceived as natural enemies to society. While some snakes are precarious beings (boa constrictors, for instance) many are virtually harmless, save a non-venomous bite or two. If the right kind is chosen, a snake can make a pretty awesome pet. If one divests his mind from fear, if he strips the stigma from the reptile, he may find owning a snake to be wonderful. There are a myriad of fallacies about snakes that need to be arrested. This article aims to do that. You might even be enticed to own a snake.
Snakes You Should Be Extremely Careful With ..
It’s wonderful to observe and admire the astounding size and strength of, say, a reticulated python, but that doesn’t mean you have to take it home with you.
The type of snakes that are very difficult for domestication are
A) Venomous snakes. You should not, by any means, make the attempt to own a venomous snake. It may cost you your life and a great deal of pain.
B) Large, overpowering snakes. Burmese pythons, reticulated pythons, and anacondas are not recommended. The first problem is that they can be a bit large to care for. The second issue is that they can crush your bones and devour you whole, if they desire.
Common Snakes to Own
Here are the most typical snakes that are owned
A) Ball pythons. These are pretty different to larger pythons. If they feel disturbed, they are more likely to coil into a ball (hence the name) than constrict and crush your body, which is a relief. They grow up to five feet. Their lifespan can consist anywhere from 20-40 years.
B) King/ Milk Snakes. King and milk snakes are closely related as they are in the genus of Lamproletis. When these snakes are captive bred, there are pretty easy to domesticate. The pinnacle of their lifespan is 20 years. They are 5-7 feet long.
C) Corn Snakes. This species is great for someone to own, as they make excellent pets. They are quite tame. The size of a corn snake ranges from 3-5 feet. They can live for a bit more than 20 years.
A) Don’t show fear. Snakes, like many other animals, have an instinctual detective for unease. And your unease can spur the same nervousness in the snake, which is not wanted.
B) Feed it regularly. Snakes are carnivorous. Usually, pre-killed mice will do the job. If you need rodent control, owning a snake is an excellent benefit.
C) Show care. It will take time for a snake to become attached to its owner. But when it does, they are simply superb and fun pets. To get to this point, though, you will need to offer the proper care. The snake, like other pets, will become comfortable with the owner if enough love is given. Put in the effort. Your snake-owning experience will be delightful.