Do Snakes Make Good Pets?

A better question is; would you be a good owner for a pet snake? Florida snakes look funny, are scaly and cold blooded, and have a live diet that you have to cater for. If you can get around that, then snakes are great pets. If you have never touched or handled a snake before do your research. A good place to start is at your local exotic pet store. There they can make sure that you have everything you need to keep your snake healthy and happy. Some snakes like very hot dry climates, and others prefer more temperate climates. Where you live might not be ideal for the kind of snake you want to keep, so make sure that you do additional online research to find out exactly what your Tampa snake needs.

Florida snakes are great pets for people with pet allergies. Since they don’t have fur there is no dander to cause your sinuses to inflame, as with cats, dogs and all other mammalian pets. Snakes are not expensive to keep. Once you have the habitat that your snake requires, the weekly and monthly care kit is not expensive at all, making them very economical.

Snakes are odourless. This is fabulous for people who can’t take the smell of a dog or cat in their house. Also all your snake’s exercise needs should be taken care of inside their enclosure. So it is really important to make sure that you buy the right size tank for your Tampa snake. After that you don’t have to worry. Snakes are quiet. They hiss, that’s it. So no bothering the neighbors, or barking all day. No noisy treadmills that keep you up all night. Just like tropical fish, a snake tank can be a focal point in a room. It’s soothing to see the snake slither around the tank. Sometimes they will dig into the substrate at the bottom of the tank, but that just adds to their variety of activities. Snakes are also very educational for children. They are a very low maintenance pet to start your child on. This will teach them responsibility and caring for another living thing, without it becoming a nightmare for you. Most other pets like hamsters are high maintenance, and children find it difficult to deal with them, making them your responsibility. Not with a Florida snake. They are very low maintenance. If you choose the right snake for you, you could have this pet for a long time, and never get on each other’s nerves.

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