What would be a perfect snake for me?
i have a milk snake but i would like something much bigger and more entertaining to keep, i hold handled many aggressive snakes including African rocks, yellow anacondas and red tailed boas. but i don't want anything that will grow over 10 foot. any help?
Here are some links:
Dunerils boas -http://www.repticzone.com/caresheets/86.
Red Tailed Boa-http://www.repticzone.com/caresheets/840...
Rock pythons can bring back 15-20 feet and up to 200+ pounds. Anacondas
(even yellows) get 12-15 feet and 200+ pounds. Both hold super aggressive attitudes.
Red tailed boas are good snakes, but they can get up to 8-10 feet and 80 pounds. They sometimes require a moment person to handle also, though. These are definetely better snakes to keep contained by captivity.
If you have any questions that I can help you near just e-mail me. (I'm not normally so "THEY ARE THIS BIG AND CAN KILL YOU", but I am just staing some facts that should be known).
Hey, you actually should listen to The Snake Guy, even though he is 15, he is wise more or less snakes. But i think a python would be good like a royal python (ball python).
Royal Pythons are also particular as Ball Pythons due to them rolling into a ball in defence. This species of Python grows to an average length of 4 foot (1.2 m), near the females being the large of the two. Some specimens have be known to reach more than 5 foot (1.5m) in length.
You involve provide your Royal Python with an ambient air temperature of 27-29C (80-85F) throughout the pen with a basking spot of 32.5C (90F) during the day. At hours of darkness, allow the ambient air temperature to drop down to no lower than 23-24C (73-75F), with a bask area of 27C (80F). No additional UV lighting is required for your Royal Python. You can maintain the temperature by using either a basking lamp beside a guard or a heat mat, a thermostat should control both these.
While your Python is young, the best substrate to use would be kitchen towel or newspaper, this is cheap and natural to clean out. Once your Python starts to grow, you can use aspen, bark chips or cage runner that is washable. A humidity box must be placed in with your Python. Cut a gap out of the plastic container, place vermiculite and sphagnum moss inside. Another hide should be placed in the enclosure so your Python can secrete away during the day. To make the contain look nice, place a large branch with some artificial plants around it.
Feed you Royal Python on defrost mice and rats. The size of food given depends on the size of the Python, this shouldn’t be any larger then the widest part of the Pythons body. Young Pythons should be fed every 7-10 days, elder Pythons every 10-14 days and adults should be fed every 3 weeks with breeding females being feed every 2 weeks. Fresh water should be provide daily in a dish/bowl so your Python may drink or go in swimming. This is very important when your Python is due to shed its skin. Once you notice the Pythons eyes step clear after being cloudy, bathe it in luc thaw water for 10 minutes, dry off then place wager on in its enclosure. The Python should then shed inside 24hrs.
Hope this helps and good luck with doesn`t matter what you get.
That might be a little resist for ya
Or an emerald tree boa
Both a lil nippy but worth the bites.
They dont get too large
But they are a bit more difficult to maintain being theyre arboreal
Carpet Pythons - Particularly of Jungle or Irian Jaya variety, Carpet Pythons make great pets and enjoy easy care, they are somewhat arboreal and as a result will want vertical space in addendum to ground space and a branch to climb on. Jungles have a reputation of being feisty when younger but settle beside age, however I have a Jungle Carpet and she's always been great to knob. Jungles are typically 5-7ft long, Irian Jaya are typically smaller 4-6ft. You could also consider Coastal Carpet Pythons, the only reason I didn't mention them at first was because they typically reach 8-12ft, but carpet pythons have nothing on most other snakes surrounded by regards to girth, in that they don't have the filling build of snakes like Red-tail Boas.
Dumeril Boa - Interesting snakes, thick-bodied, typically 5-7ft. Pretty easy to care for and construct good pets.
Green Tree Python - Can be aggressive, interesting but typically don't move around too much. These are completely arboreal, you would see them wrapped around a branch almost adjectives the time. Tend to be more 'for show' than a good pet.
Woma Python - Will cost a bit more than the others, around $200-300, but are cool snakes which make great pets. Pretty easy nurture, ranging 4-6ft usually.
Hogg Island Boa - Almost identical to Red Tail Boas, simply smaller. Make good pets and are easy to handle. Usually 4-6ft contained by length.
Snakes I don't really recommend but may be of interest to you:
Blood Pythons - Have a reputation for being aggressive, typically 4-6ft but VERY thick bodied - a five foot Blood could have equal girth as a 10ft Red Tail.
Rainbow Boas - Very pretty snakes, but their sensitive humidity requirements make them difficult to keep for the average person, necessitate 75-80% humidity or could die very easily. Range 4-7ft.
They are pretty small at only 3-4ft, mostly docile and make great pets.