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RE: Wanting a New Snake

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Posted by: bllanosr at Thu Mar 29 03:25:04 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bllanosr ]  
   

I'm new a new snake owner myself and I'll tell you what I found out. For a good beginner snake, I was always told that sand boas are a definate good first snake (especially after I ordered my ball python). I also hear ball pythons are a good beginner snake and you can get a pretty fancy pastel one for a good price if you look around the classifieds area of this website. Today I found out milk snakes are definately not a good first snake. I've been to multiple pet stores and held red tail boas, ball pythons, corn snakes and sand boas (my personal fav.) and milk snakes. Guess which one bit me 4 times. The bites don't hurt but it's weird that the small thin ones are the ones biting. They also move fast, so if you drop them or lose sight of them. Good luck trying to retrieve/find it (corn snakes are fast as well). Also because they are thin, they are hard to hold (for a beginner) because you don't know if you're holding them to tight or not. If you do hold them to tight, they'll quickly turn their head towards your fingers and snap at you. When they bite, they don't let go that easily. This is just my personal experience, but I truly recommend sand boas as a first snake. They have cons as well and you should browse the boas: rose, rubber, sand forum.


   

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