What do you think of when you think of snakes? Probably a long, thin, wiggly creature that is incredibly agile and flexible. In other words, not the kind of animal that has a lot of bones. Bones would give it a more rigid structure after all, right? But snakes do have bones. A lot of them, in fact. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about snake … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Have Bones? (And Everything Else You Need To Know)
Is your pet snake trying to eat itself? It's freaky, right? I can't blame you for being worried. I mean there must be something wrong with your snake for it to try to swallow itself whole. And, truth be told, you're right to be worried. Once your snake starts to eat itself, it can be hard for it to stop. The intervention of a veterinarian is often required to keep … [Read more...] about Why Do Snakes Eat Themselves? (And How To Prevent It)
Snake mites will annoy your snake. They cause it discomfort and stress. But the problems don't end there. If left untreated, mites can lead to serious health problems and eventually kill your pet. What can you do? First and foremost, ensure your snake has a clean living space. Then make sure to monitor your snake for any signs of mites. If you spot any, eliminate … [Read more...] about Snake Mites: Learn How To Treat Mites And Protect Your Pet
Have you noticed reddish blotches on your snake's skin? Or even blisters or open wounds? This could be a common bacterial infection referred to as scale rot. Keep reading to learn how to recognize this condition, and how to treat it before any serious harm comes to your snake. You'll also learn what precautions to take to ensure it never comes back. Or to keep … [Read more...] about Scale Rot In Snakes: How To Treat And Prevent It
Snakes are not so different from us. Sure, they look completely different. But we actually share many characteristics. We both have eyes and tongues and bones and even ribs. But do they have ears? Can snakes hear? A quick glance will tell you they don't have ears. But does that mean they can't hear anything? Keep reading to find out everything there is to … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Hear Sound? (Mystery Unveiled…And It Is Fascinating)
There are only three US states that do not have any venomous snakes. Hawaii and Alaska don't have any native snake population whatsoever. But non-venomous snakes have been introduced from elsewhere and now inhabit both of these states. The third state with no venomous snakes is Maine. Unlike Alaska and Hawaii, Maine does have snakes that are native to its territory. … [Read more...] about Are There Poisonous Snakes In Maine?
Even as a kid, I always found the shedding process fascinating. But also a bit creepy. I don't know what it is, but something about a shed snake skin always gave me a bit of a shiver. Whether you find it creepy or not, a common concern of new snake owners is knowing when their snake will shed. Does it follow some type of schedule? Is there a way you can tell your … [Read more...] about When Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?
Snakes are very different from us. While we have some of the same biological features, there are far more differences than similarities. That is probably one the reason many people have a strong fear of snakes. One big difference is in the eyes. If you observe a snake for a while, you will notice it never blinks. Does that mean it doesn't have any eyelids? And if … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Have Eyelids? (And The Surprising Way They Sleep)
A stressed ball python is an unhappy ball python. You don't want your pet to be unhappy, do you? And unhappiness is only the first step. Stress can lead to serious health issues. You always want to keep an eye on your pet to make sure it is comfortable. At the first sign of stress, try to figure out what is causing the stress and fix it. How do you know your ball … [Read more...] about Signs Of Stress In Ball Pythons (And How To Fix It)
Why are you asking this question? Did you hear somewhere that snakes give birth through their mouths? Or did you perhaps see baby snakes emerge from their mother's mouth (this does happen and is a pretty amazing sight)? Or perhaps you are simply wondering, since snakes do not appear to have any other openings beside their mouth? Well, they do in fact have another … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Give Birth Through Their Mouth?