The lifespan of a snake depends on a large number of factors. First and foremost: snakes survive longer in captivity than in the wild. In the wild, a snake is exposed to predators. Birds and other animals are always looking for a meal. They are especially vulnerable when they are little and unable to recognize danger or defend themselves. Snakes often become food when … [Read more...] about How Long Do Snakes Live? (Lifespan In Captivity And In The Wild)
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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)
Their diet is one of the things that makes ringneck snakes so popular. The others are their small size and docile nature. It all makes one of the easiest snakes to care for. They don't take up much space, they pose no danger, and they are beautiful, with their dark color and the orange or yellow collar that lends them their name. They also don't need to eat rats or … [Read more...] about What Do Ringneck Snakes Eat?
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?
Frustrated at the number of different substrates available for your ball python? You're not alone. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages. It can be hard to figure out which brings the ideal mix of characteristics for this species of snake. There are actually a few types that work really well. We prefer cypress mulch bedding above the others. Keep … [Read more...] about Best Substrate For Ball Pythons (Bedding To Keep Your Snake Comfortable)
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)
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
Is this a trick question? It sure seems like it, because the bull snake is actually a type of gopher snake. So we're really comparing a specific gopher snake to all the other non-bullsnake gopher snakes. I can see why that may seem strange. But it actually makes a lot of sense. The bull snake is basically an extreme version of the gopher snake. It is larger and … [Read more...] about Gopher Snake Vs Bull Snake (Which Makes The Better Pet?)