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User avatar #45 - falloutplayer (11/03/2013) [-]
Guys i'm considering buying one. I have 3 cats, would this interfere with any pets?
User avatar #142 to #45 - nighkey (11/03/2013) [-]
I typically don't allow my snakes near other animals such as birds, pet rats, cats, dogs, ect. just in case. (After all, the snakes live in a tank anyway.) They can be fine one day supervised, then you come back and one is biting the other or one is gone. Balls are not venous, they are constrictors, and therefor their teeth aren't AS brutal (even as adults, more for holding on to prey) but they wouldn't fare well against larger pets.
#67 to #45 - lolerlaura (11/03/2013) [-]
Depends on the personality of the snake and cats involved. Neither of these magnificent bastards give a flying **** about anything.
User avatar #48 to #45 - stoicnick (11/03/2013) [-]
the cats might not like him, but the snake wouldn't give half a ****
User avatar #49 to #48 - falloutplayer (11/03/2013) [-]
What do you think the cats would do? Attack the snake?
User avatar #50 to #49 - stoicnick (11/03/2013) [-]
probably just slap it around but as long as you have a tank it's no big deal,just make sure if you have the snake out you're always watching him, they're sneaky sons of bitches when you don't pay attention
User avatar #52 to #50 - falloutplayer (11/03/2013) [-]
Huh, I will get a tank. Thanks
User avatar #55 to #52 - stoicnick (11/03/2013) [-]
starting off try to get at least a 4-5 footer, they grow quick
User avatar #57 to #55 - falloutplayer (11/03/2013) [-]
I was going to get a tiny one, was thinking a Corn Snake. But I wanted a really small one, would that be good?
User avatar #151 to #57 - nighkey (11/03/2013) [-]
::Note:: Females typically grow larger than males, and males are cheaper to purchase in some species.
Corn snake adult size: 3-5 Feet, generally small, docile and easy to handle.
Milk snake adult size: 3 Feet - They often freak out and musk/make a scent when handled.
King snake adult size: 2-4 Feet, A bit flighty or nippy as babies, but calm down if you handle them in small amounts daily.
Ball Pythons: 5-6 Feet, Docile and easy to handle.
Red Tail Boas: 6-8 Feet, docile and easy to handle from birth.

You can use a 10 gallon tank with a black light bulb inside a heat lamp and be just fine for the first year with any of these snakes. Boas, for example, can remain in a 10 gallon tank for just over a year before needing to move up. It would be easier with the milk, corns, and kings, though.

If they outgrow the tank, use a clear plastic Tupperware container with holes drilled in it, and set one side of it on a reptile heat mat, so that the snake can move as it gets too cool or too warm. They need length, not height. (This doesn't work for 6ft+ unless you use a CB70 snake rack.)
User avatar #250 to #151 - falloutplayer (11/05/2013) [-]
Thanks man, would any happen to be poisonous? This seems like a very stupid question lol
User avatar #251 to #250 - nighkey (11/05/2013) [-]
None of the snakes I listed are venomous; they are actually constrictors. The teeth they do have are much smaller than the fangs for a venomous snake.

For reference, this site sells snakes and ships them in the US. They have a massive list of different species and none of them are venomous to give you options.
www.backwaterreptiles.com/snakes/snakes-for-sale.html

I wouldn't recommend garter snakes for holding purposes, though. Some snakes just get stressed, some adore being held. So look up temperaments first.
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User avatar #60 to #57 - stoicnick (11/03/2013) [-]
would what be good? babies are the best if that's what you're asking
User avatar #61 to #60 - falloutplayer (11/03/2013) [-]
Yeah that's what I was considering. Thanks man!
User avatar #64 to #61 - stoicnick (11/03/2013) [-]
for sure, remember to feed it every 1-2 weeks
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