types of pet snakes

Types Of Pet Snakes

After consideration, you have decided to commit to adopting a pet snake.  However, there are a few things you want to consider first.  How much space do you have in your home to devote to an enclosure?  Do you feel comfortable feeding live or frozen rodents, or would you prefer …

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how to identify venomous snakes

How To Identify Venomous Snakes

Have you ever wondered if a snake you saw is venomous? Do you worry about seeing a venomous snake? Venomous snakes are scary to come across, but chances are, you’re not running into any anytime soon.  If you are curious about venomous and non-venomous snakes, you might wonder: How do …

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why do snakes hiss

Why Do Snakes Hiss?

What does it mean when a snake hisses? Should you be concerned when you hear this sound? Snakes are generally pretty quiet animals, but their most aggressive noise is their hissing.  If your snake has ever reared their head and hissed at you, you may have asked yourself:  Why do …

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why do snakes eat their own tails

Why Do Snakes Eat Themselves?

Do snakes eat themselves? If they do, why would they? There are plenty of videos on the internet depicting snakes eating their tails.  Some flags and pieces of art depict this too, which leads many to wonder:  Why do snakes eat themselves? The exact reason hasn’t been precisely defined, but …

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how many babies can snakes have

How Many Babies Can Snakes Have?

Do snakes always have the same number of offspring? Do different kinds of snakes all give birth the same way? Whether you’re thinking about breeding your snake or you’re just an owner who wants to learn more about your pet, reproduction is an essential part of snake health.  You might …

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what does salt do to snakes

What Does Salt Do To Snakes?

Do you have a problem with snakes around your house? Are you worried about snakes coming across something harmful? One old wives tale about keeping snakes away from a campsite or a home involves creating a ring of salt. Hearing about this “trick” might make you ask: What does salt …

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why do snakes regurgitate

Why Do Snakes Regurgitate?

Has your snake been unable to keep food down?  Have you noticed your snake is bringing up undigested meals? When something like this happens, it’s nerve-racking for owners.  You may wonder if you need to rush your pet to the vet.  Don’t panic yet.  You need a broader answer to …

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where do snakes go in winter

Where Do Snakes Go in the Winter?

What happens to cold-blooded animals like snakes when it gets cold outside? Do snakes have ways of staying warm in the snow? Cold temperatures are dangerous for snakes.  Because they’re cold-blooded animals, they need mild climates to survive.  However, plenty of snakes live in areas with pretty harsh seasons.  Curious …

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how often do snakes shed

How Often Do Snakes Shed?

Do you wonder if you should be worried about your snake’s shed? Have you noticed your snake’s skin dulling and starting to peel? Shedding is something most reptiles do, and there are problems which may occur.  Instead of panicking, you need to answer the question:  How often do snakes shed? …

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how fast do snakes grow

How Fast Do Snakes Grow?

Will your adult snake outgrow its tank? What helps a snake grow?  Snake growth surprises new owners all the time.  But it’s crucial to know what to expect from growth and how to help snakes grow well.  Let’s start at the beginning with the question: How fast do snakes grow? …

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how do snakes eat eggs

How Do Snakes Eat Eggs?

Are you curious about what snakes should or should not be eating? Have you seen a snake on T.V. eat an egg and are wondering if they eat eggs whole? Many snakes do eat eggs as part of their diet, but this might make you ask: How do snakes eat …

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how do snakes sleep

How Do Snakes Sleep?

Have you ever seen your snake seemingly staring off in the distance? Do you wonder if your snake is sleeping or awake? Because snakes don’t have eyelids, it might be hard to determine what exactly they are doing. You may wonder: How do snakes sleep? While it might be hard …

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how to ship snakes

How To Ship Snakes

Are you looking to expand your snake population? Have you been considering breeding your snakes and selling them? Whether you are buying or selling snakes, it would be difficult for you to travel across the country to pick up or drop a snake off. Because of this, snakes are quite …

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how old can snakes get

How Old Can Snakes Get?

Are you a snake owner who’s become quite attached to your snake?  Do you find yourself thinking about the life of snakes, wondering how long snakes live and can keep us company?  Owning a snake is fantastic and a fun pastime, but snakes may live a while.  You need to …

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how to breed snakes

How To Breed Snakes

Are you interested in breeding snakes (for fun or money)?  Are you new to the world of breeding and curious to learn more before you get started?  It’s not something everyone should take on, but it’s a fun extension of owning a pet snake.  We’re here to help you with …

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how long can snakes hold sperm

How Long Can Snakes Hold Sperm?

Are you interested in learning more about how snakes reproduce? Have you ever considered breeding snakes? Whether you are a snake owner or an enthusiast, understanding the reproductive process in a snake is something you might be interested in learning. When most owners learn female snakes may get pregnant months …

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how do snakes pee

How Do Snakes Pee?

Do snakes use the bathroom as we do? What does snake pee look like? Whether you’re not sure how often your snake should produce waste or if you’re wondering what those chalky lumps you keep seeing in your snake’s bedding are, a good owner learns their pet’s bodily functions.  As …

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how do snakes move

How Do Snakes Move?

How have snakes evolved to move so effectively without legs? How do so many snakes climb trees or swim?  Snakes are interesting creatures from nose to tip, but their bodies are so different than ours.  It makes you wonder:  How do snakes move? A snake moves by controlling its muscles …

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how do snakes reproduce

How Do Snakes Reproduce?

Have you ever wondered how snakes breed? How do snakes even meet each other and decide to mate in the first place? Every living thing on Earth has a way of mating.  Snakes are no different, but how do snakes reproduce?  Snakes reproduce by males inserting their genitalia into the female’s, …

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how do snakes create venom

How Do Snakes Create Venom?

Are you interested in learning more about snakes in the wild? Do you think you have seen a venomous snake in your area? Whether you are concerned about a venomous snake or just interested in learning more, you’re bound to have many questions when it comes to snake venom. One …

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How Do Snakes Climb Trees?

Have you seen your snake climbing the branches in their enclosure? Do you wonder about snakes in the wild living in the trees? If you have noticed many snakes are adept climbers but are unable to figure out how they get so high without arms or legs, you might wonder: …

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how do snakes catch their prey

How Do Snakes Catch Their Prey?

Do you wonder how snakes hunt? What do snakes do in the wild to get their food? Snakes are one of nature’s most vicious predators.  Depending on size and requirements, they attack and eat a wide variety of prey. But how do snakes catch their prey? While some snakes actively stalk …

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how can snakes eat large prey

How Can Snakes Eat Large Prey?

Are you mystified by your snake’s ability to swallow food whole?  How do they fit large animals in their smaller bodies? If you’ve spent any time watching a snake during feeding time, you’ve probably wondered:  How can snakes eat large prey? Contrary to popular belief, a snake’s jaw does not …

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how do snakes fight

How Do Snakes Fight?

Ever wonder how an animal without arms and legs can fight? What happens to the loser of a snake battle? Fighting is often a necessary part of life.  Most animals compete with one another and establish dominance in different ways.  This may you leave you wondering: How do snakes fight? …

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how do snakes communicate

How Do Snakes Communicate?

Have you ever wondered what your snake is thinking? Do you think about how snakes in the wild react when they see other snakes? If you have noticed how some animals communicate with each other or with humans and wonder how this idea applies to snakes, you might ask: How …

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why do snakes yawn

Why Do Snakes Yawn?

Are you interested in learning more about your snake’s behaviors? Have you ever seen your snake open wide, looking like it is yawning? When you see your snake randomly opening its mouth extra-wide in what looks like a yawn, you might ask: Why do snakes yawn? Snakes open their mouth …

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how do snakes hear

How Do Snakes Hear?

You’ve probably seen those videos with snake charmers playing music to snakes, but have you ever wondered if this is real?  Can snakes even hear?  If you have a pet snake at home, you may be asking:  How do snakes hear? While snakes do not have traditional ears like humans, …

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