You can’t get much more exotic than a colorful tropical snake, and luckily some of them can even make very good pets. Of course, a pet snake isn’t always a good idea, and there are lots of things to consider before you run off to your nearest pet shop. Some snakes, for example anacondas or highly venomous species, should probably never be kept as pets, while others are suitable only for experienced owners. The best snakes for beginners are probably Corn Snakes and Garter Snakes, as they are readily available, inexpensive, docile and simple to take care of.
But before buying any snake, you should always answer a few questions honestly: Would you be okay with feeding your snake pre-killed prey animals such as mice? How about having a few frozen rodents in your freezer? Have you checked with the people you live with – snakes are not everyone’s idea of a cool exotic pet! Can you provide a snake with the conditions it needs for a long period of time, maybe more than 20 years?
If the answer to all of the above is a resounding ‘yes’, then we’ve got a few ideas for snakes you should definitely take a look at…
Here at Exotic Pets Resources, we provide detailed information, recommended products and care sheets for a number of different types of snake that are commonly kept as pets.
The site is constantly expanding and new species are added every day, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s worth checking back sometime soon!