Snakes need the right humidity to be comfortable. Some species are more sensitive to changes in humidity than others, but all can suffer health issues if their enclosure is too humid, or not humid enough. You need a hygrometer that will give you accurate humidity readings. You also want it to be easy to use, reliable and ideally, not expensive. The best reptile … [Read more...] about Best Reptile Hygrometer For Reliable Humidity Control
Snakes can be surprisingly picky eaters. Many species just eat whatever meat is available in their environment. But other species have distinct preferences. They have developed a taste for a certain animal and don't really want anything else, unless they are starving and can't find the prey they prefer. So what about frogs? Are there snakes that prefer frogs? Or … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Eat Frogs? (What One Species Does Is Amazing)
Few things are more important for your reptile than a good temperature controller. Unfortunately, there are a lot of models on the market that aren't very good. You always have to worry it will fail and the enclosure will get too hot or too cold. Then your pet suffers and could even die. The best reptile thermostats are accurate and reliable. You can be sure they … [Read more...] about Best Reptile Thermostat (Reliable Temp Controllers That Won’t Fail)
Ball pythons are the most popular pet snake. And for good reason. They don't get too large, they are docile and they are low-maintenance. But there is one thing they absolutely need. And that is the right enclosure. What makes the best enclosure for a ball python? Size is the most important factor. You need to give your snake enough room to feel comfortable. … [Read more...] about Best Ball Python Enclosure (And The One Feature It Must Have)
What do you imagine when you think of snake teeth? Probably the classic image of a snake stretching its jaw to reveal long, sharp, scary fangs. But only some snakes have fangs like that. All are venomous snakes and they need those fangs to inject venom into their prey. Not all venomous snakes have those kinds of fangs. And non-venomous snakes still have teeth. Some … [Read more...] about Snake Teeth (Facts You Need To Know About Snake Fangs)
Are you considering the elephant trunk snake as a pet? Don't. That's probably not what you want to hear, but most people should not own this snake. It is incredible difficult to look after. It is shy and easily stressed out and has very specific requirements. It also grows quite large. Unless you have the space for a large snake and you are able to provide the … [Read more...] about Elephant Trunk Snake Care (What You Need To Know)
Size does matter. Are you thinking about getting a ball python as a pet? Then you need to know how big it gets. Why is size important? Because you want to make sure you provide it with an enclosure that offers plenty of space to live a happy and healthy life. Putting it in an enclosure that is too small is not only cruel, but can lead to serious health … [Read more...] about How Big Do Ball Pythons Get?
Would you feed your snake a live rabbit? How about a dead one? A lot of people would not. Luckily, you can always feed your snake a rat instead. Dead or alive. If you feel squeamish about feeding a snake any animal, I hate to break it to you, but you probably shouldn't be a snake owner. Apart from one species that eats only eggs, all snakes eat animals. Does that … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Eat Rabbits?
Frustrated at the number of different substrates available for your ball python? You're not alone. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages. It can be hard to figure out which brings the ideal mix of characteristics for this species of snake. There are actually a few types that work really well. We prefer cypress mulch bedding above the others. Keep … [Read more...] about Best Substrate For Ball Pythons (Bedding To Keep Your Snake Comfortable)
No snake species has the color variety of an Amazon Tree Boa. It is a stunning snake. But it does not make a good pet for everyone. This snake is aggressive and has some pretty strict requirements. It can be a beautiful pet for an experienced snake owner, but not for a beginner. Despite that, we know many beginners will want to get one anyway. Before you do, … [Read more...] about Amazon Tree Boa (Care Guide & Why It’s Not Great For Beginners)