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Snakes for Pets

What do you need to know before you get your new pet snake?

Looking for information on what snakes make good pets? There is a plethora of snakes that are considered domestic pets, but as with any other pet, you need to do your research before committing to your new friends.

Things to consider:
Do you have kids? Even if you don’t have kids, will kids be in the same vicinity as the snake? How much space do you have for a habitat? How much time do you have to devote to your new reptile friend? What will you feed your snake? Do you know how long snakes live? Will you be able to keep this new pet for that long? Have you investigated how large the snake will get?

There are some snakes that naturally make better pets than others, you would rather purchase a Dalmatian opposed to a wolf, right? Here are some of the most common and popular snakes that are found as domestic pets:
Pueblan Milk Snake
Corn Snake
Ball Python
California King Snake
Boa Constrictor

Once you have researched the time and cost that will be associated with buying a new pet snake, you need to prepare a new space for your snake before you bring it home.
Items you will need to purchase include an aquarium, secure non-escape lid, thermometer, water bowl, lamp timer, at least one hide box, a humidity gauge, material for the bottom of the cage (avoid cedar, as this can be toxic) a heat source, and a snake hook. You will also need to know where to get food for your snake and which options are best for food choices. Like any other pet, you will also need to know of a qualified reptile veterinarian in your area.

When you are searching for a pet snake, you have options on where to purchase your new pet. The most common place you will look to purchase a snake is a pet store. Pet stores usually have a person in the animal department that is knowledgeable about which products you need to start your habitat, so make sure to ask if they can make suggestions.

Another common place to find pet snakes is at a reptile show. These reptile shows generally showcase all aspects of what you will need for your pet, from the snake itself to the food it will be eating. These reptile shows are great resources for acquiring knowledge from experts and snake lovers alike.

At RodentPro, we understand the bond owners have with their pets and we are dedicated to helping you take care of each of your animals, whether it be a snake or a bird, by keeping it safe. One of the easiest ways to make sure your animal is healthy and happy is to know you are feeding it quality frozen snake food.


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