Posted on Jul 08, 2009 | Comments 0
While many people prefer pets that they can cuddle or stroke, many others like to take their animals for long walks in the great outdoors. Then there are those that like to keep snakes.
Pythons are a good choice for anyone insisting on having a pet snake, they are non poisonous and exhibit more parental behavior, meaning that they have better natures than most.
They lay eggs and live for a very long time. There are many different types of pythons including Burmese, African rock and ball pythons. Within the next half century, the reticulated Pythons will possibly be extinct.
Ball pythons are small and are probably the easiest to keep in captivity although having a pet snake requires a lot of commitment. Another type of snake often kept as a pet is the boa.
Boas come from South America and are quite solitary in nature, relying and they elaborate camouflage to attack their poor unsuspecting prey. Before you decide on keeping a snake, take advice as it could cause a lot of problems.
Only adults can keep snakes as pets although illegal ownership is widespread. Many creatures die as a consequence of irresponsible individuals having a whim to keep a pet snake.
They have a very particular diet and need careful looking after; living conditions must be perfect, including temperature and the right kind of housing.
Most eat live mice or spiders and you must be able to source their food locally. You must be aware of their need at all times and be mindful of many people aversion to your newly found pet.
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