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
Caring For A Snake
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?
Bull snakes are opportunistic. If they can catch it, kill it, and swallow it, they will eat it. That means they will go after any prey that's available, as long as it is not too large for them to overwhelm and swallow. And since bull snakes get quite large, that makes for a pretty long list of potential food. Keep reading to find out what kind of things the bull … [Read more...] about What Do Bull Snakes Eat?
Shedding is stressful. More so for your corn snake, but it can increase your stress levels too. You want to make your snake comfortable during the shedding process, when it is especially vulnerable. You also want to provide the right conditions for a successful shed. So how often do you and your corn snake have to go through this? I might have some bad news for … [Read more...] about How Often Do Corn Snakes Shed?
I can't tell you how many male corn snakes end up with female names, and vice versa. That's because most snake owners don't know the sex of their pet. It's not usually a big deal. But it can be, if you plan on breeding your corn snake. Whether you simply want to know the sex so you can pick out an appropriate snake name, or you need to know the sex for breeding, its … [Read more...] about How To Sex A Corn Snake Safely At Home
That's not why you get a snake. If you want a pet that comes running whenever you open the door, and jumps in your lap for cuddling whenever you want, get a dog. If you want some cuddling, but on your pet's terms and not yours, get a cat. A snake will rarely even acknowledge your presence. And while you can hold a pet snake occasionally, that can hardly be described … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Recognize Their Owners?
It's worrying to see your snake without an appetite. You know that snakes can go a long time without food, but that doesn't mean they should. Especially not YOUR snake. You want it to be happy in your home. Plus, not eating can put its health at risk. So let's find out what can cause a snake to lose its appetite and how you can fix it and get it eating … [Read more...] about Why Is My Snake Not Eating? (And How To Fix It)
What is that horrendous smell? If it's stronger and more pungent than anything you've smelled on your snake before, it's probably snake musk. And hopefully you didn't get any on you. It's impossible to get rid of and you'll be smelling bad for a while. But what is snake musk and why did your snake emit it? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know … [Read more...] about Snake Musk — Why Do Snakes Stink?
Pet snakes are not for everyone. They are wonderful animals and make low maintenance pets. Assuming you don't get a venomous snake or a large constrictor, of course. They don't need much care, much attention, much food, or much space. But if you want a pet that will be your best friend, will spend lots of quality time with you and will love you unconditionally, you … [Read more...] about Pet Snakes (Common Questions & 7 Things You Need To Consider)
You're one of the unlucky ones. Most owners will never need to know how to tame an aggressive ball python. They are generally calm and docile snakes that are easy to care for. But each individual snake has it's own personality and temperament. And since you're here, I'm guessing you have a more aggressive ball python on your hands. Luckily, you can change that. … [Read more...] about How To Tame An Aggressive Ball Python (In 9 Simple Steps)