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Snake as a pet

Snakes are fascinating animals and, if approached properly, some pets can be quite safe. These reptiles have specific needs and should be kept only for people ready to understand and meet these needs. If you want a snake as a pet should get to know all the unique aspects of growth of such an animal and the species best suited to a novice owner.

First of all you have to realize that when you choose a snake as a pet, you take a long term commitment. Many snakes live over 20 years. Snakes are predators and should be fed accordingly. You will need to reserve some space in the freezer to store "prey", such as rodents or chickens. Snakes are experts in the flight and must make sure that you have provided all possible outputs of the house you can find the reptile.

If you want a snake as a pet, the best choice is to buy a copy kept in captivity. Snakes caught in the wild are more prone to stress, to parasites and disease. Also, snakes that were caught in nature to be sold are harder to master.

When you have decided on a snake, do not forget to ask the seller as much information about the animal. It does not hurt to ask you not to be shown how animal feeds to see if the snake eats prey already killed and if he has trouble eating. Python is known for feeding problems. Most snakes should be fed with prey of the same size as the widest area of ​​the body reptile. This means that, as the snake grows, you'll have to offer a larger prey.

Recommended for beginners snake species are "snakes farm" (Elaphe guttata), "royal snakes" and "Milk" (Lampropeltis triangulum) and pythons "dwarfs" (Python regius). These species are of reasonable size, very easy to care and tend to be quite docile. It is good for novice owners to beware of some species of snakes, and Boa constrictor, Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus), pythons and boa snakes climbing or water. In general, avoid constrictor snakes, poisonous or most difficult to maintain.

Reptiles around them to use heat to regulate temperature. Maintaining an appropriate body temperature in snakes is very important for functions such as digestion. Aquarium when the snake is held to be heated only to one side to give the animal the opportunity to regulate temperature. In the wild, many species of snakes its temperature decreases at night. You must consider this aspect. You can imitate nature conditions of decreasing intensity source of heat in the aquarium at night.