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Snake as a pet

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Hi all

Posted this in the wrong forum - all comments gratefully received

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=2046917
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  • A Corn Snake is probably the best place to start and Exo Terra do a nice range of products to get you started.

    HTH
    :j I can't do it all on my own, I'm no Superman!:j
  • Also make sure you learn as much about the snake you want to get first as the correct temperatures and humidity are very important as is the correct feeding, housing, substrate (bedding), hides (little caves for the snake to hide in) etc.

    There are some very good snake forums on the web. PM me if you want details.

    I have 19 snakes including 3 Royal Pythons - hence my name - Lady Python LOL.
  • we got a corn snake for our 5 yr old a couple of yrs ago, he loves all animals and is so good with them. just make sure you do the right research, we have a great little shop near us and he let us take our boys in for a couple of months like every week to have a look at all the different varietys and talk us and the boys through everything you needed to know, he also ordered us some good books to read through, its not a cheap pet to start with ie the tanks and lights and the snake itself but it can be very rewarding, our one loves coming out in the living room with us for the evening. get a tank that can lock as well though as they are great at escaping, . good luck
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys :j latest one born 10/10/11:j
  • rmg1rmg1 Forumite
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    I've been recommended a lizard instead of a snake as more "entertaining" and easier to deal with.
    Anyone any thoughts?
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  • they are definaley more entertaining but a lot quicker to handle, we got the snake as i said as a present for my son so it was easier for him to handle at that age, he is now nearly 8 so also has lizards too, if its for yourself i would lean more towards the lizards of a bigger variety, iguanas are cool too. mind you we have cats and dogs and rats too so its a bit of a variety here lol
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys :j latest one born 10/10/11:j
  • rmg1rmg1 Forumite
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    It is for me and I've never tried either snakes or lizards.
    I'm after something easy to look after, easy to handle but not something that will just si there and look at the TV.
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  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
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    Why don't you get a cat if you want easy? Reptiles need a lot more thought put into their care, specialist vets etc.
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  • if you want easy reptiles are not for you , as said above they need a lot of specialist care, the easiest pets we have are the cats definatley.
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys :j latest one born 10/10/11:j
  • rmg1rmg1 Forumite
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    Easy was a relative term, and I can't stand cats(!!)
    I don't want something uber-complicated as a first-off.
    :wall: Flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality - Am I flogging a dead horse? :wall:

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  • as long as you put in the research and understand about the heating and feeding and what can go wrong and how to fix it then have a look round and see what may interest you, a good breeder will talk you through everything
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys :j latest one born 10/10/11:j
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