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)
Caring For A Snake
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)
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
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?