|02-16-2012, 09:48 AM|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Snakes.. Need help because I have no clue
Alright, boyfriend just discussed with me that he wants a snake. It would be his first one, although he has had other lizards and things before. Now does anyone have any opinions on what type would be good for a first timer? I've heard corn snakes are good...?
Also I've got a 20Gal fish tank, if I rigged it up to be more snake proof, is that adequate?
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|02-16-2012, 10:29 AM|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
corn snakes are awesome for first timers. And a 20g should work out just fine. Just make sure that it is escape proof as these guys will try to get out :P
I would start out with an adult for sure.
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|02-16-2012, 10:38 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Rosy Boas also make good first snakes. I have one Rosy and one Corn Snake. I, by far, prefer the Rosy. The corn snake wasn't really my pick, I just brought him home to keep him from starving and freezing. He is very squirmy and FAST!
Rosy Boas on the other hand, are quite calm. I have never met one with a bad temperment. Mine never has a problem eating either.
I would recommend an adult no matter what you get. Babies can be hard to feed and are much more sensitive in general.
|02-16-2012, 04:58 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pataskala, Ohio
we were "foster" parents for a boa female for awhile and I just loved her. she was so sweet and calm, anyone could handle her. she came with a basket of problems and unfortunately, we spent a lot of time at the vet with her. she was always such a good snake and loved attention from kids when we were out and about. she ended up going back to her original owner once he was able to take her, but I still kind of miss her
|02-16-2012, 05:03 PM|
A Rat snake is a good one for first timers also. Do be sure to have the screen lid attached very tightly. Snakes are excellent escape artists. If he's already kept lizards then he probably has a pretty good set-up for a snake. Heat source for one end, cooler zone at the other, a big enough water dish that the snake can fit in it - sounds funny, but they do like a good soak. Humidity regulator and the proper lighting - herp bulbs are a must! Plenty of stuff to climb on and hide under/in. We had a leucistic (white w/blue eyes) Rat snake, she was a lot of fun.
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