Would you feed your snake a live rabbit? How about a dead one? A lot of people would not. Luckily, you can always feed your snake a rat instead. Dead or alive. If you feel squeamish about feeding a snake any animal, I hate to break it to you, but you probably shouldn't be a snake owner. Apart from one species that eats only eggs, all snakes eat animals. Does that … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Eat Rabbits? (What You Need To Know)
Caring For A Snake
No snake species has the color variety of an Amazon Tree Boa. It is a stunning snake. But it does not make a good pet for everyone. This snake is aggressive and has some pretty strict requirements. It can be a beautiful pet for an experienced snake owner, but not for a beginner. Despite that, we know many beginners will want to get one anyway. Before you do, … [Read more...] about Amazon Tree Boa (Care Guide & Why It’s Not Great For Beginners)
Is your pet snake trying to eat itself? It's freaky, right? I can't blame you for being worried. I mean there must be something wrong with your snake for it to try to swallow itself whole. And, truth be told, you're right to be worried. Once your snake starts to eat itself, it can be hard for it to stop. The intervention of a veterinarian is often required to keep … [Read more...] about Why Do Snakes Eat Themselves? (And How To Prevent It)
Snake mites will annoy your snake. They cause it discomfort and stress. But the problems don't end there. If left untreated, mites can lead to serious health problems and eventually kill your pet. What can you do? First and foremost, ensure your snake has a clean living space. Then make sure to monitor your snake for any signs of mites. If you spot any, eliminate … [Read more...] about Snake Mites: Learn How To Treat Mites And Protect Your Pet
Have you noticed reddish blotches on your snake's skin? Or even blisters or open wounds? This could be a common bacterial infection referred to as scale rot. Keep reading to learn how to recognize this condition, and how to treat it before any serious harm comes to your snake. You'll also learn what precautions to take to ensure it never comes back. Or to keep … [Read more...] about Scale Rot In Snakes: How To Treat And Prevent It
Even as a kid, I always found the shedding process fascinating. But also a bit creepy. I don't know what it is, but something about a shed snake skin always gave me a bit of a shiver. Whether you find it creepy or not, a common concern of new snake owners is knowing when their snake will shed. Does it follow some type of schedule? Is there a way you can tell your … [Read more...] about When Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?
Bull snakes are opportunistic. If they can catch it, kill it, and swallow it, they will eat it. That means they will go after any prey that's available, as long as it is not too large for them to overwhelm and swallow. And since bull snakes get quite large, that makes for a pretty long list of potential food. Keep reading to find out what kind of things the bull … [Read more...] about What Do Bull Snakes Eat?
Shedding is stressful. More so for your corn snake, but it can increase your stress levels too. You want to make your snake comfortable during the shedding process, when it is especially vulnerable. You also want to provide the right conditions for a successful shed. So how often do you and your corn snake have to go through this? I might have some bad news for … [Read more...] about How Often Do Corn Snakes Shed?
I can't tell you how many male corn snakes end up with female names, and vice versa. That's because most snake owners don't know the sex of their pet. It's not usually a big deal. But it can be, if you plan on breeding your corn snake. Whether you simply want to know the sex so you can pick out an appropriate snake name, or you need to know the sex for breeding, its … [Read more...] about How To Sex A Corn Snake Safely At Home
That's not why you get a snake. If you want a pet that comes running whenever you open the door, and jumps in your lap for cuddling whenever you want, get a dog. If you want some cuddling, but on your pet's terms and not yours, get a cat. A snake will rarely even acknowledge your presence. And while you can hold a pet snake occasionally, that can hardly be described … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Recognize Their Owners?