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)
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)
What do you think of when you think of snakes? Probably a long, thin, wiggly creature that is incredibly agile and flexible. In other words, not the kind of animal that has a lot of bones. Bones would give it a more rigid structure after all, right? But snakes do have bones. A lot of them, in fact. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about snake … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Have Bones? (And Everything Else You Need To Know)
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)
Snakes are not so different from us. Sure, they look completely different. But we actually share many characteristics. We both have eyes and tongues and bones and even ribs. But do they have ears? Can snakes hear? A quick glance will tell you they don't have ears. But does that mean they can't hear anything? Keep reading to find out everything there is to … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Hear Sound? (Mystery Unveiled…And It Is Fascinating)
There are only three US states that do not have any venomous snakes. Hawaii and Alaska don't have any native snake population whatsoever. But non-venomous snakes have been introduced from elsewhere and now inhabit both of these states. The third state with no venomous snakes is Maine. Unlike Alaska and Hawaii, Maine does have snakes that are native to its territory. … [Read more...] about Are There Poisonous Snakes In Maine?