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)
A snake tongue is useless for drinking water. And they don't have any hands. How are snakes even supposed to drink water? You've probably heard that they get all the water they need from their food. But that's not actually true. Snakes need more water. And they get it by drinking. But how in the world do they drink water, given their useless tongue and lack of … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Drink Water?
Would you swim in a lake if you knew it was home to snakes? Few would. Especially once you learn that sea snakes are some of the most venomous species on earth. And they can stay underwater for up to an hour. That's the stuff of nightmares. But can snakes even bite you while they are underwater? And if so, how common are underwater snake bites? Keep reading to … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Bite You Underwater? (And Is It Common?)
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)?
There are several way to take this question. Are you asking whether rattlesnake mothers nurse their babies in the traditional sense, the way we humans do? Or are you simply asking if they care for their young? We'll cover both possibilities below, but the answer to the first should be obvious. The answer to the second might surprise you, if you know anything about … [Read more...] about Do Rattlesnakes Nurse Their Young?
Snakes are quiet creatures. Silent but deadly. But are they "silent but deadly" in more ways than one? In other words: do snakes fart? Logically, it makes sense. They eat food. They digest that food. Gasses must build up, right? But snakes don't really have an anus. They have a cloaca. It is their only opening besides the mouth and it serves multiple … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Fart?
Do you want to identify them? Or hatch them? Or simply eat them? Whichever it is, we'll cover all the important differences between snake eggs and lizard eggs. Both are reptile eggs, so they have more similarities than differences. But there are a few key things that set them apart. Keep reading for the full comparison. Lizard Eggs Vs Snake … [Read more...] about Snake Eggs Vs Lizard Eggs
Snakes can be surprisingly picky eaters. Many species just eat whatever meat is available in their environment. But other species have distinct preferences. They have developed a taste for a certain animal and don't really want anything else, unless they are starving and can't find the prey they prefer. So what about frogs? Are there snakes that prefer frogs? Or … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Eat Frogs? (What One Species Does Is Amazing)
What do you imagine when you think of snake teeth? Probably the classic image of a snake stretching its jaw to reveal long, sharp, scary fangs. But only some snakes have fangs like that. All are venomous snakes and they need those fangs to inject venom into their prey. Not all venomous snakes have those kinds of fangs. And non-venomous snakes still have teeth. Some … [Read more...] about Snake Teeth (Facts You Need To Know About Snake Fangs)