If you want to walk on the wild side, so to speak, you can always turn to the world of reptiles for your next pet choice. Might we make a suggestion? Get a snake. We’ve found snakes to be awesome pets and they’re a great conversation starter.
Unfortunately, when most people think about snakes they imagine the most terrifying snake you could imagine, just waiting to eat them up. Don’t think for a second that you are going to get some sort of poisonous snake. Most snakes are honestly harmless — and they actually enjoy being picked up and petted. You need to make sure that you take a few precautions and read up on the wide world of snakes before making a purchase. Most snake owners tend to be well informed because this isn’t your normal choice for a friendly companion.
1. Can You Properly House a Snake?
It sounds like a silly question, but can you properly house a snake? The reason why you should ask this is because if you live in an apartment, your landlord or property manager might not allow you to have a snake. In fact, if they inspect your apartment and find that you bought a snake they could force you to remove it from your home.
2. Can You Keep it Warm Enough?
Snakes are cold-blooded, and they need to be able to regulate their temperatures much differently than you might expect. For example, right after they eat they’re going to need to be extra warm so they can properly ingest their food. [Read more…] about 5 things to keep in Mind when Getting a Snake as a Pet