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Posted by: londonrae at Thu Jun 30 14:07:37 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by londonrae ]  
   

So lately I have had a very strong impression that I would soon have my own pet snake. I have wanted one for a long time now. After a visit from a friendly little rattlesnake the other day (hiding on our front porch) I felt like it was a sign my snake would be here soon! The next day I found a little garter, and it didn't feel like he was the one. Yesterday, low and behold, while my husband was cleaning the bottom or our stairwell outside of our basement, he found a baby bull snake stuck down in a very deep drain pipe/hole thing that goes deep down into the cement. "I found your snake!" We got him out and I made a comfy makeshift tank for him where he has hides, sand, and fresh water. Keeping him outside until I buy a tank today. It's 80 degrees. He's my first snake. I've done lots of reading up and most people suggest not owning a bull snake for a beginner. He is quite young and I am up for the challenge. So far he is not too hyper and not aggressive when held. I don't really have any concerns, just looking for some advice. I'm thinking of just getting a glass aquarium style tank for now, with a lid weighted down? What kind of cage do you experts prefer? It will be temporary, my husband is going to build me a larger cage. And as far as feeding: we have lots of small and bigger lizards around that I can catch easily so I'm thinking of feeding him lizards that are skinnier that is widest width, I just don't want to kill them myself. I don't like killing any living creature... Can I just put it in his cage and let him eat naturally or could the tiny lizard harm him? I'm super confident I can make any accommodations needed for him. I am open to any advice. Thanks friends!


   

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