Keeping Other Snakes as Pets

While the most popular snakes for pets tend to be the corn snakes, king snakes and ball pythons, other species can also make rewarding pets, given the right care and commitment. However, these alternative species may perhaps be better suited to more experienced reptile keepers than complete beginners. Smooth and …

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The King Cobra – the Snake Charmer’s Favourite

There are few images as famous and familiar as that of a king cobra swaying menacingly in front of a snake charmer. To many, it represents the archetypal snake, with its raised hood, forked tongue and mesmerising movements. In fact, the king cobra is unique in many ways… A king …

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Deadly Aim: Spitting Cobras

Of all the reptiles, the spitting cobra is probably one of the most feared of all snakes – its infamous ability of spitting or spraying venom up to a distance of 10 feet is enough to give anyone nightmares and rightfully earns them a position as one of the deadliest …

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What to Do if a Snake Attacks You

Snakes are many people’s greatest fear and being attacked by one their worst nightmare. While genuine unprovoked attacks by snakes are rare, it is still a good idea to know how to behave should you encounter a snake, especially an aggressive one. Do Snakes Attack Humans? Very rarely. Snakes are …

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Popular Misconceptions About Snakes

Snakes are definitely one of the most feared creatures on the planet – but they are possibly one of the most misunderstood animals as well. Here are some of the most popular misconceptions about snakes and the truth behind the myths: Snakes feel slimey Many people who have never touched …

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Keeping King Snakes as Pets

If you’re relatively new to reptiles and are keen on getting a pet snake, you can’t go far wrong with a king snake. These are beautiful snakes that are quite docile and easy to tame – the only potential drawback is the fairly large adult size, up to 7 feet …

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Keeping Pythons as Pets

Pythons are perhaps one of the most recognisable snakes with famous members in this snake family ranging from the popular Burmese python to the notorious Anaconda. Many people are fascinated by the thought of a python as a pet and in some respects, they do make very good candidates as …

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Keeping Boas as Pets

Like their close relative the python, boa constrictors have a slightly notorious reputation and are a source of endless fascination for many people. Committing to the ownership of any of these large constrictor snakes is a serious business and should not be entered into without thorough research and consideration. While …

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Inclusion Body Disease

Inclusion Body Disease (IBD) is the one word which strikes fear into the hearts of all boa and python keepers as it is incurable and ultimately always leads to death. It is also a very unpleasant illness causing great suffering in the snake before death or humane euthanasia. Unfortunately, as …

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