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want/need to know to take care of a pet snake ? Answered

Iv had a pet Corn Snake a nonvenomous snake native to most of the United states, they are good pets as long as you know how to feed and care for them.
REMEMBER SNAKES CAN LIVE OVER 30 YEARS
does anybody want/need an instructable on snake care?
iv also handled and taken care of many other reptiles and amphibians through a volunteer group that are all native to the eastern coast Exsept for: ball python also a great snake to have as a pet is a they only grow about 4 feet long but they get fat. They are calm slow moving (why we use them in our group to teach little kids).

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CameronSS

10 years ago

We've got enough wildlife in the backyard that we don't really need one inside. We have a three foot (yeas-really) garter snake that hangs out on a pile of stacked lumber, little Brown snakes that hang out in the gardens, at least two Lacertas that hang out on limestone slabs, Italian wall lizards that hang out everywhere...we live near a creek, so occasionally we see foxes around, there are dozens of raccoons that live in the sewers, red-tail hawks regularly steal squirrels, and I once found a Great Blue Heron snatching the goldfish out of my mom's garden pond. And we live in the middle of the city!

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BranCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

Awesome, my 4 year old nephew would be in Heaven there. So, is the "city" of Topeka really urbanized? I go to Salina, KS every year (family) and it is so bare in the farm country, and there are a few stores in the center of the town. McDonald's, Walmart, Sam's, a mall, and a few eating places. The city I live in (second largest in Georgia) is crammed with stores and buildings.

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CameronSSBran

Reply 10 years ago

It is a city, not a town. Salina has a population of around 50,000, and Topeka has a population of about 120,000. Basically, if you double Salina, add a couple major highways, add another airport, and put me in, you get Topeka. Topeka is definitely much more urbanized than Salina, although when our house was built in the 1940s, our street was a dirt road, and the park at the end of the block was a dairy farm.

Sheesh, Salina's only a little over two hours from here! You should stop by! Granted, that would be "meeting someone in person that you have only met on the Internet," so we probably shouldn't do that in case one of us is a predator or a serial killer or something...

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BranCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

we probably shouldn't do that in case one of us is a predator or a serial killer or something...

How did you know that?!?

Sounds cool. I hear that y'all have some good casinos over there, are they in the middle of town, or the outskirts?

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CameronSSBran

Reply 10 years ago

No casinos in town, that would be against state law. There's a few up north on Highway 75, and some in Kansas City, MO, and a strip club on I-70, and anther one on Highway 40 that we used to drive past every day.... So are you a predator, or a serial killer, or a something?

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Some days I think I married one *sigh*

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NachoMahmaGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

. Oh man! If I ever get ahold of Mrs. Goodhart's e-mail addy, you are toast!!! You'll be sleeping on the couch 'til you have hair on top of your head. Might even send her the name of my lawyer friend downtown. heehee

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

I said "some days". I am sure she feels the same about me at times... :-)

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BranGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Does she get really hissy? Sorry, couldn't resist.

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GoodhartBran

Reply 10 years ago

when she throws her "fits' yes (hissy fits no less) LOL

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westfw

10 years ago

We're on our second california king snake. the first one, a black/white one, escaped it's tank and ran away :-( The second is more traditionally colored, isn't quite as friendly, and wisely hid under its tank the one time IT got out. (We're still not sure how the first one got out, or where it went. Alas, the room in question was/is too cluttered to search thoroughly.)

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. Yes. If you need any more encouragement, click here.

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BranNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

Hehe, taking any shot you can, eh?

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NachoMahmaBran

Reply 10 years ago

. I beat ya to it, this time. :P

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Bran

10 years ago

Please! I love snakes! I plan on having a ball python as a pet, as soon as I can persuade my parents (or move out...).

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i make shooting thingsBran

Reply 10 years ago

Ball pythons are great pets (our group uses them cause there so calm and slow moving, perfect for teaching little kids about snakes) i almost got a ball python instead of corn snake but the leader of our group had a snake lay 10 or so eggs and i received one for Free. Ball pythons are native to Afghanistan i believe they have heat sensitive pits on there snout: a 6th sense. But be warned through they do not grow to 10 feet long like some of there relatives they get HEAVY they are "short but fat"

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Brani make shooting things

Reply 10 years ago

Awesome. My parents don't like any pets. Dog, cat, it don't matter. The only pet I can have is my pet rock (Rocky).

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i make shooting thingsBran

Reply 10 years ago

they do live about 30 years. so plan to have to take it to collage. and you will need be able to feed it mice (they do not have to be alive you can buy frozen from a pet store instead)

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Brani make shooting things

Reply 10 years ago

Feeding mice to it would be the best part, almost. Yeah, I'd take the bestest care of my snake. Ah, well, I guess it doesn't matter so much....