The Ringneck snake looks like the perfect pet, right? I mean, that distinctive neck ring actually makes it look like it is already wearing a collar! If the snake did have a collar with an up-to-date identification tag, it would tell you that the ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus) is mildly venomous. It would also tell you that it is a relatively small snake, … [Read more...] about Are Ringneck Snakes Poisonous?
Why is the carpet python such a popular pet? There are a few reasons, actually. For one, it is a python. But it's not as large as most pythons. And it's not tiny like the ball python. Basically, it means you can own a python, without actually having to care for a gigantic snake. In other words: it is big, but not so big that requires a gigantic amount of space and tons … [Read more...] about Carpet Python Facts (9 Fascinating Facts You Need To Know)
Corn snakes have a reputation as great beginner snakes. They are docile, easy to care for, not too picky, and beautiful to boot. But do corn snakes bite at all? Or is that not something you have to worry about with these gentle creatures. They're non-venomous and one look at the tiny teeth will tell you that, even if they do bit, it's not something you have to be … [Read more...] about Do Corn Snakes Bite?
Naming your pets is always fun. And that is even more true with snakes. There are more than 3,000 snake species in the world. They are a fascinating, intelligent, mysterious breed with their forked tongues flicking this way and that. They deserve a unique, clever and, yes, funny name. You can really have a lot of fun looking for suitable names for these slithery … [Read more...] about Funny Snake Names – Great Name Ideas For Your Pet Snake
I'm sure at some point you've heard: "There are no snakes in Hawaii." Well, that's not true. And yet, it also is. Confusing? Don't worry, it will make perfect sense in about 4 sentences. We'll answer the main question and also dive into everything else you need to know about snakes in Hawaii. Because, it turns out, it's a pretty complicated issue. Are … [Read more...] about Are There Snakes In Hawaii? (And How They Threaten The Entire Island Chain)
Good or bad, snakes evoke an emotional response. Some people are deathly afraid of them. Most prefer to give them a wide berth. A minority of us love them and welcome them into our homes. We understand that snakes mean us no harm. If they attack, they do so out of fear, not maliciousness. But even knowing that, many people have an automatic fear response upon seeing a … [Read more...] about Why Are People Afraid Of Snakes? (And How To Overcome Ophidiophobia)
Corn snakes don't hang out in trees, but they do enjoy climbing. And if they're stuck in an artificial habitat, there's really not much for them to do. Some corn snake climbing toys will help keep them entertained and also get them some exercise. But what type of climbing toy is best? There are a lot of options. The most important criteria are that it not be harmful … [Read more...] about Corn Snake Climbing Toys (5 Best Branches And Vines For Your Pet)
Most people avoid deadly snakes at all costs. They exist on six continents and are feared on all six. For good reason. But we also find them fascinating. And some of us find them so fascinating that we want one (or more) of our own. But keeping venomous snakes is not easy. They are aggressive and many have venom potent enough to kill humans. They kill people every … [Read more...] about Keeping Venomous Snakes (Guide To Deadly Snakes As Pets)
Approximately 90 miles away from Sao Paolo, Brazil is the Ilha de Queimada Grande or the “Snake Island”. No human being can step a foot on this chunk of land off the coast of Brazil for one simple reason. It is deadly. Locals in Sao Paolo tell stories of people who have ventured onto snake island and never returned. Legend says a group of pirates brought the deadly … [Read more...] about Golden Lancehead – Interesting Facts About Bathrops Insularis
Bullsnake care is relatively easy. Despite the aggressive sounding name, these snakes are harmless and they make great pets. But there is one potential issue: their size. They are one of the largest snakes you'll find in the US and that size means they need more space and more food than most other species. Before deciding to care for a bullsnake, make sure you have … [Read more...] about Bullsnake Care (Complete Guide To Caring For A Bullsnake)