We've all heard the stories. Or even seen the images. Snakes swallowing things like alligators and huge cows. Or even humans. Perhaps the most famous image of recent times is that of an alligator that has eaten its way out of a snake's stomach after being swallowed. Both animals ended up dead. In other words, snakes eating huge prey definitely occurs. But what … [Read more...] about What Happens If A Snake Eats Something Too Big?
Caring For A Snake
Parents just don't understand! Will Smith rapped it many years ago, and we have all felt it at some point in our lives. But as we get older, we realize that many times, our parents were right. When it comes to convincing your parents to get a snake, the key is to understand their concerns. Then you can address them one by one in a logical and reasoned … [Read more...] about How To Convince Your Parents To Get A Snake
Have you noticed an absence of poop in your snake's life? Chances are, it's perfectly fine. Snakes go a long time between bowel movements. We'll cover the reasons for that below. But if you notice a change in the frequency of poops, there may be something wrong. So how often do ball pythons poop on average? And what should you look for to see if there is a … [Read more...] about How Often Do Ball Pythons Poop? (+Recognizing A Problem)
Snakes are cold blooded. The rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperatures. Ball pythons are tropical snakes, so they need an especially high ambient temperature. And an even higher basking temperature. That means they will not survive long without heat, especially in a colder climate. How long can a ball python go without heat? Keep … [Read more...] about How Long Can A Ball Python Go Without Heat? (Not Long At All)
Corn snakes love to eat rodents like mice. And that is what most corn snake owners feed their pet. Frozen mice are easy to buy and store. They are also easy to feed and snakes love them. But what if you don't want to feed your snake rodents all the time? Can corn snakes eat crickets or other insects. And do they make a good source of food for snakes? Keep … [Read more...] about Can Corn Snakes Eat Crickets? (And Are They A Good Food Source?)
The standard food for ball pythons are mice or rats. They eat a lot of those in the wild, and it is the easiest food to feed them in captivity. But those are not the only options. If you prefer not to feed your ball python rats or mice, there are other things you can feed them. Are fish one of those other options? Can ball pythons eat fish, or is it better to stick … [Read more...] about Can Ball Pythons Eat Fish? (And Are They A Good Food Source?)
Are you simply curious? Or do you have a pet baby garter snake? I ask, because the answer is going to be different. Wild snakes eat all kinds of things that you shouldn't, or probably don't want to, feed them in captivity. It is always best to feed pet snakes foods that are easy to find. Of course, they should also be things they enjoy. So what do baby garter … [Read more...] about What Do Baby Garter Snakes Eat? (And What To Feed Them)
If there is one thing that most surprises new ball python owners, it is how much their new pet eats. Or should I say: how little? Ball pythons, and snakes in general, eat far less than you might expect. More accurately: they eat far less often. True, they eat large meals for their size. But then they go weeks, even months, before their next meal. So, how many … [Read more...] about How Many Mice Should I Feed My Ball Python?
Housing two (or more) ball pythons together makes a lot of sense. You save space and money on enclosures and other accessories. And the snakes are the same species. Obviously, they will be happy to have a friend, right? Not so fast. Snakes are solitary creatures by nature. They do not hang out together in the wild. What does that mean for us, if we would like to … [Read more...] about Can You House Ball Pythons Together? (Read Before Trying It!)
You want your pet snake to be happy. That is only natural. Every pet owner wants their pet to live a happy and healthy life. Well, every good pet owner. With some pets, like dogs, it is easy to tell when they are happy and when they are depressed. With other, like snakes, it is not so simple. Snakes do not exhibit any emotions to give away how they feel. In … [Read more...] about How To Tell If A Snake Is Happy (14 Dead Giveaways)