Anyone have, had a pet snake.

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  1. 29glock27

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    I'm considering getting an Eastern Chain King snake. Any drawbacks or things that would make you not have another pet snake?

    Please, save the trouser snake jokes until a real answer shows up.
     
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    My daughter has a snake. She loves it. Keep up on proper enclosure maintenance. Proper food and habitat. Not to hard to do but many people cut corners or get lazy. She is a vet tech for exotics. She sees a lot of needlessly sick reptiles. Get a good vet that specializes in herps. Not a dog and cat vet that tolerates them.
     
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    Exoskeletons are the "in" thing.
     
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    I'm sure G30SF/F250 will send you some.
     
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    They can be great pets.

    Keep them well socialized and keep four legged animal away. Other pets generally scare them.

    I've worked for a few wild life rescues over the years and we always had a few snakes that people would turn in. Generally because they kept escaping, were aggressive, new significant other hated snakes, or it got really BIG.
     
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    When I was a kid, I raised mouses for the pet store.

    Snakes eat pinkies.
     
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    He's a hermit tree-crab.

    Not my crab.

    Gsf.

    He's got this BIG meaty, internal organs-thing, going on. We don't eat those.

    The "big-in-the-gooyey-shell" part. No. That's just what he (she?) does.

    His claw is getting big.
     
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    They live a long time, be sure your interest in keeping herps is not a short term fascination.
     
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    I don't think you can eat your snake, later.
     
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    This crab slowly claws your neck out, slowly, slow motion , in the glistening moonlight, in slow, dripping underthrust, whilst the drippings soak into your pillow, with the gooey neck-parts, unrecognizable, fromstg, where your lungs used to be.

    He knows when you are sleeping. And he knows when you're awake....
     
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    He sheds his skin too.
     
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    He's all snakey like that.
     
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    Sometimes, and this is new, he's really big now (like a tennis ball)

    He sqeaks a crab song.

    In the new moon.
     
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    I kept an eastern king snake as a pet for three years.....Great snake very docile. Feed them a pet store mouse once a week. I never got tired of watching it feed. What was really fun was catching a sunning copperhead one time and putting it in with the king snake. Lasted about 30 seconds ...
     
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    Earlier in life, I had a cold-blooded menagerie that included dumeril's monitors, a Burmese python, bearded dragons, leopard geckoes, and ball pythons. Nowadays, it's down to two ball pythons and a California kingsnake. Medium to small snakes are easier and cheaper to keep than ones who require a cage bigger than a sheet of plywood, and it's a lot cheaper to buy mice and rats than it is to buy rabbits and chickens. The nice thing about snakes is, you can still go on a vacation and not worry that they'll starve to death in your absence. But they still require effort and attention to their safety and cleanliness.
     
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    Kings aren't a good beginner snake. Get a corn. Kings can be nippy (though being bitten by one doesn't really hurt). Other beginner snakes include Kenyan Sand Boas and Rosy Boas.

    My favorite snake is the Western Hognose, but they can be picky eaters.

    As others have said: don't cut corners on care, they live a long time (30+ years).