Chances are you will have to bathe your snake at some point. In fact, it might be a good idea to do so occasionally, to prevent pests. But in many cases, it isn't necessary at all. And you certainly don't need to bathe a snake as often as many owners seem to believe. If you do need to give it a bath, you'll want to know how to bathe a snake properly. Doing it … [Read more...] about How To Bathe A Snake (And Why They Rarely Need Baths)
Caring For A Snake
Not everyone needs to know the sex of their snake. It’s really only important if you are housing multiple snakes in the same enclosure, or if you plan on breeding snakes. But it’s still nice to know, even if you only have a single snake. Unfortunately, telling the sex of a snake is not as simple as it is with a dog or cat. A snake’s sex organs are internal, so there … [Read more...] about How To Tell The Sex Of A Snake (Multiple Methods)
Breeding your own rats or mice for your snake can save you money. But it means taking care of more animals. If you only own a snake or two, it simply is not worth it. You can find any size rat or mouse on Amazon these days (see here) and they don't cost that much. Of course, those are always frozen. If you want to feed your snake live rats (not generally a good … [Read more...] about Breeding Rats For Snake Food (Everything You Need To Know)
Imagine owning one of the most beautiful snakes on earth. I'm sure you're expecting a catch. Like it's highly aggressive and venomous. Well, you're right. There is a catch. But it's not venomous. Or even dangerous. The rainbow boa does have a reputation for being aggressive. But that reputation is overblown. Nevertheless, we don't recommend this species for new … [Read more...] about Rainbow Boa Care Guide (Great Pets, But Not For Everyone)
I can tell you what snakes don't eat. Vegetables. It seems obvious, but you won't believe how often we get asked "Are there vegetarian snakes?" Well, there aren't. They all eat meat. What kind of meat depends on the species. Keep reading to find out what prey snakes commonly hunt and what you can feed your pet, even if it likes to eat something in the wild that … [Read more...] about What Do Snakes Eat (And What Should You Feed Your Pet)?
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?
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)
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)