Is this a trick question? It sure seems like it, because the bull snake is actually a type of gopher snake. So we're really comparing a specific gopher snake to all the other non-bullsnake gopher snakes. I can see why that may seem strange. But it actually makes a lot of sense. The bull snake is basically an extreme version of the gopher snake. It is larger and … [Read more...] about Gopher Snake Vs Bull Snake (Which Makes The Better Pet?)
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Snakes are the envy of every struggling dieter. They have an incredibly slow metabolism. That means they do not need to eat much and they can take their time swallowing and digesting their food. And take their time they do. How long they take depends on a number of factors. We'll get into those below. First, let's look at how long the average snake takes to … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take A Snake To Digest?
We've all seen the video of that snake nibbling on the piece of lettuce. Wait, you haven't seen it? I'm not surprised, because it doesn't exist! There is no video like this because snakes do not eat vegetables. We'll get into why below. But isn't there any vegetarian species of snake? Technically, yes, there is one. Maybe. It depends on your definition of … [Read more...] about Are There Vegetarian Snakes?
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
Corn snakes and ball pythons are the two most popular pet snakes. Two big reasons pet owners love corn snakes is their beauty and their docile nature. Another reason is that they do not grow overlay large. But they do reach maturity fairly soon in life. That obviously means a fast growth rate. How fast? Let's find out. How Fast Do Corn Snakes … [Read more...] about How Fast Do Corn Snakes Grow?
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?
The answer is simple: yes. But it's not that easy. First of all, the defanging process is risky, both to the snake and the person removing the fangs. Second, the fangs often grow back anyway. But the real question is: if you feel the need to defang your snake, should you really have that snake as a pet in the first place? That's not meant to be judgmental. It's a … [Read more...] about Can You Defang A Snake? (And The Other Question You Need To Ask)
The corn snake and ball python are the two most popular pet snakes. It only makes sense to compare them directly. They have a lot of characteristics in common. Specifically, the characteristics that make them such great pets. But they also have a few distinct differences. These differences are important. They determine which of these snakes would make the better pet … [Read more...] about Corn Snake Vs Ball Python (Which Is The Better Pet For You?)