How to choose a snake

If you decide to have a snake remember that some snakes are rare, endangered species and protected by law. Only zoos and herpetologists with the appropriate permissions can legally keep these snakes. This is also a necessary condition in the case of venomous snakes, which must not, under any circumstances, is with private individuals.

The most common types of snakes that give birth to amateurs, are many and varied types of boa constrictors (boas, pythons, etc.). Environmental requirements and food supply for these types of snakes vary considerably. In addition, some of the same species (in particular, boas and pythons) reach very large sizes in captivity, and their considerable space requirements should be taken into consideration.

Typically, a person seeking to acquire a snake already having a preference in mind, or have some familiarity with it (each holds a snake of the same species, etc.) or because of an inexplicable attraction to the exterior of the type, size, activity or habits. Before you buy a snake, you should carefully consider the following recommendations:

To review the basic content requirements snakes of this species and to determine whether you will be able to create the necessary content for snakes now and in the future. These requirements include food, environment (living space, temperature, humidity, lighting, sanitation, etc. ).

If you are going to have a snake, watching her in the cage and the rare contact with it, it becomes less of a factor. If you are going to regularly take the snake in his arms and give her peredvigatsya freely around the room, you should be able to do this with the minimum of stress and trauma as snakes and of itself.

Low content of snakes and varies among species and individuals of the same species. Some species of snakes almost always retain a soft, flexible nature (boas). In fact, a healthy young boa is the most suitable for keeping animals in tropical species of snakes. Other species (most of the pythons) are unpredictable and usually quite aggressive. Reticulated and Burmese pythons are particularly unpredictable when they are hungry.

Anacondas do not lend themselves to domestication, so if you decide to take (or do you offer) anakodu in any case do not take these snakes.

Select a snake, which can be fed without problems and that there is regulyarno.Izbegayte selection of snakes belonging to species that are difficult to keep in captivity, requiring complex care or additional hardware (Special infrared lamps, humidifiers or dehumidifiers) and those who spend most of their time in hibernation.

Avoid picking poisonous species. Only very experienced herpetologist may contain these types of snakes in captivity. State and local laws prohibit the possession of poisonous snakes, except for experienced persons who have lawful permission: no matter how carefully you did not come to the choice of these wonderful and amazing animals, I also recommend that you carefully consult with a specialist.