Snakes as Pets
Snakes, as Pets often become residents. Before acquiring a snake, you must be familiar with the rules of its content, because these Pets require special attention. Bad if escapes from home puppy or kitten, but when a poisonous snake crawls – there is a danger to others. In some countries there are special laws through which the content of regulated dangerous animals.
The choice of the snake
Contain poisonous snake at home means constantly endanger not only their relatives, but also neighbors. It is better to choose a beautiful non-poisonous snake: a snake, a tiger Python, or Python-albino. Definitely will need to invest a lot of money to purchase the snake and properly equip the terrarium.
Caring for snakes
In nature snakes eat live food. It – frogs, live mice, rats, fish, etc. Think whether you have the ability to feed the snake properly. Glad that feeding adults can be quite rare, they can go without food for several months. Food does not need snakes and during molting. In captivity you can feed a snake once a week.
You should know that the digestion of food snakes depends on the temperature in the terrarium, if the snake spit up the food, so it is necessary to raise the temperature of the air in the terrarium.
How to build a terrarium
Care laminatyed with terrarium. The cage must function as a single coherent mechanism that ensures the specified temperature, humidity and illumination. Any failure of this system must be eliminated, otherwise you risk to harm the health of their Pets. You should carefully check the insulation integrity of the wiring, considering that the feed used live rats and mice. Should be equipped with reliable door locks of the cage so your Pets wouldn’t make a mess in the apartment.
Exotic animals and snakes belong to them, should be kept in special terrariums, where there is heating. Snakes and Boas must have access to water. Put the terrarium in a water bottle or equip the pool. For different species of snakes need different terrariums. For example, arboreal snakes need a high terrarium with lots of branches and fragments of trees, snakes must crawl on him.
Snakes are accustomed to dig in the earth, must have a place to hide. Place in the terrarium roots and plants.
Humidity for keeping all snakes should be high, about 90%, so twice a day to produce spraying. Maintain a certain air temperature in the terrarium, during the day it should be about 27⁰C, and at night – about 23. Make sure that the cage was clean, change drinking water daily, periodically replace the soil, rocks and pieces of trees. Tank for bathing replace, as soon as there will be animal excrement.
Try to carefully observe the behavior of their Pets. Snakes can fall into apathy before the molt, they move less. The alarm sound is not worth it, this is normal behavior of reptiles. After the snake’s skin will become pale, fade, will shrivel and dry up, there will come a time when the snake will change its skin for a new “outfit”.