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Hm, I am really surprised nobody in this forum boasts of having a snake.

I have had one for 5 months, so truly American, because it is a cornsnake, a common species in the USA.
She is 10 months old now, measures about 2 feet, is orange and brown. She is very shy, doesn`t come out when it is too light, during the day prefers shade and murky hide-outs in her reptile glass cage. I was a little disappointed with that because I wanted to have a snake to hold it in my hands. But I am not going to force her into unwanted physical contact. Maybe when she grows up......
She eats dead baby mice, every week or two. She can eat 3 of them, probably would like more. I get a few dozen frozen mice from the reptile pet store and keep them in the freezer.
It is incredible how she detects these mice with her senses, either the sense of smell or, when I once gave her live mice, sense of vibration or movement. And the process of devouring - unbelievable. I admit I got sick when I saw it first time. But now I love to watch how fast she pulls herself onto a fat mouse.

I have always dreamt of having a snake. I just love all predators, they are so fascinating. My she-snake is a wonderful addition to my two other reptiles: slider turtle and Hermani tortoise, as well as two cats, two mice and a hamster.

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I am surprised nobody has mentioned a snake especially a corn snake. Many people have snakes as companion pets. We have a couple of snake articles at exotic pets Bella. I also have had turtles, and had a turtle rescue.

Please tell us more about pet snakes, what they are like and how do you know about their moods ect.. I would especially like to know about personality.

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I am surprised nobody has mentioned a snake especially a corn snake.


Hm, I guess having a corn snake is a bit ridiculous in the USA. It is like having a grass-snake (Natrix) in Poland.
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There are many corn snakes in homes in the US, I got to watch a hatch at a breeders they are so cute and tiny when they emerge! I don't know much about a grass snake.

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We have had many pets in the past - but right now we have a fennec fox, a rabbit, 2 golden retrievers, a cat, a golden gecko and a golden hamster. All except the dogs and fox were rescues. That's how we get most of our pets!


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That is the best way to get your pets other peoples throw aways, that just breaks my heart thank goodness for people like you. Do you have a picture of the golden gecko? Would love to see one. Please share your pictures with our readers (and me I admit it lol)

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Well, I have aquariums, viveriums and a river tank. I started in the aquarium hobby buying a small 10 gallon for my daughter for Christmas in 2003. I now have lots of betta tanks, a couple of community tanks and a river tank setup with a betta in the water and 2 red bellied newts on the land part.

My exotic pets however...are my poison dart frogs ! Love these little guys..they are SOOOOO cute ! No, they are not poisonous. PDFs get thier poisons from a certain type of ant they eat in the wild. When captive bred and raised they do not develope this poison. A wild caught frog will eventually loose the poison.

If you care to check out some more pics of my little menagerie you can click on the link in my signature. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Here's some pics of the dart frogs...I have 3....click on the pics to enlarge....
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I have a snake! He's a red-tailed boa, and he's just a baby yet, only 17" or 18". My husband and I used to have a mated pair of red-tails that were 6' each. They are very docile creatures, and even our 5 year-old son could hold them without worry of being squeezed. We had to find them another home when we had a house fire. My favorite snakes are ball pythons. They just seem to have such a sweet nature, even compared to red-tails. And they don't get as big, lol.

We also have a leopard gecko, 4 emerald swifts, 1 anole (with the swifts) 2 White River crayfish, 1 blue immunis crayfish, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a finch (cat killed his mate) <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Sadly, I'm not sure we'll be keeping the cats. They're VERY bad, and have killed too many of my tiny babies, and eaten all my houseplants.

My favorite pets are my hermit crabs! I have a nice 55 gallon tank and 7 (right now) hermies. I drove 2 hours in the dark on a rainy night just to get two of my favorites, my Strawberry crabs Tank and Dozer. It hurts my heart when pet stores tell people they can live alone in a cold, dry, tiny plastic box with no saltwater or sand to bury in. Come on, really--who wants to live like that?

And most people don't realize that hermit crabs aren't bred in captivity. All the crabs you see in petstores and shopping malls have been taken from a beach somewhere. The stress on their little bodies is immense, and about 7 of every 10 die before they even get to the store to be sold. I try to adopt or rescue any hermies that people don't want or can't take care of properly.


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Hallo from England.
Found this site via the SkunkHaven award and delighted to meet fellow petkeepers. Since obtaining a husband with an allergy my pet keeping has been restricted (might be better to ditch the husband) but we are currently owned by a large Tabby cat Snufkin who is senior pet, Seven ferrets in residence (all colours and ages, Onslow, Sparky, Jack, Gert, Daisy, Desmond & Morris) with 'holiday visitors' and rehomers staying occasionally, 43 giant African land Snails, four Corydoras catfish and a mixed bag of small tropicals. in the past I have also had rats, mice, most species of hamster, gerbils, an iguana, sun beetles, giant and fire millipedes, a praying mantis, land hermits, guinea pigs, and tortoises. Hmm, maybe my husband is right I had too many creatures. I am currently a skunk's 'auntie' and am saving up for one of my own but they are very expensive here and I am learning all I can first because there are only a few expert vets in the country if your skunk gets sick. I am besotted with my furry 'nephew' but our cat would be so jealous if we had a newbie in the house, so skunky won't be arriving yet. Maybe I can sneak in a few invertebrates when my husband isn't looking...

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Hi! My name is Janeice and I also have a zoo. I have a dog that I delivered his name is Lobo, I have a finch and a cockatiel named Sly, a pair of Peach faced lovebirds named Heeclif and Gertrude and they have a 6 weeek old baby. I have a poland rabbit thats name is Splash and 55 gallon fish tank with african cichlids and a 75 gallon with assorted cichlids. A horse whose name is Lakota. I feel very blessed that my husband allows me to have all of my animals. They are all a treat to watch and to learn from. It is nice to beable to find out about others and what animals they have. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pets. <img src="/images/graemlins/fish.gif" alt="" />


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