Are u ready for Snakes as Pets
1 May 07
Congrats, snake is the best pet I ever had, first hthey are not messy, second, they are not noisy, and third they are loveable. In feeding as my experience with them is that.... I do only feed them when they are hungry... In taking them to bath I do it only twice a week some times even once a week only. So its easy to take good care of them.
• United States
22 Mar 07
Misdss, If you want to get a snake for a pet, by all means get one! BUT, you need to do a little resarch on the type of snake that you are going to get. I have had 3 Red-Tailed Boa's. They are rather docile and easy to care for. But you need a lerge habitat for them and they need to have ample water for drinking and bathing and it is also helpful to have a heatlamp or a heatrock for them to digest food. You can but a cage to keep them in or build one. I have gone both ways and either one works. As far as feeding is concerned, do not powerfeed them! Powerfeeding disruppts their natual growth patterns and isn't healthy for them. Powerfeeding is allowing them to eat too much too fast. I hope that this is helpful for you! Do your research and find out what is best for the snake that you decide that you want to have. And remember, some snakes will get VERY large. (15-20 feet). So make sure that you handle them often and care for them correctly and they are as good of a pet as any other!
16 Mar 07
I know there are people out there who love snakes as pets,but not me.I can't stand them whether poisonous or not.Their sight makes my skin move and i don't think i can have a good night sleep knowing there is a snake on the loose in the house.I just can't stand snakes...
• United States
13 Mar 07
Snakes are just like any pet that you'd get. Though some can be poisonous, they still need to be taken care of just like a dog or cat would. They need ample place to live, food, water, shelter, attention, etc. Some people see snakes as a pet that they can have to be intimidating, but that doesn't mean they need to be taken care of any less. You can't just get a snake and forget about it. If you feel that you're ready to have a snake as a pet, Id recommend choosing which type of snake you want, and then looking up as much as you can about the care of that particular type of snake. For instance, a ball python may need different care than a boa constrictor.