Upload
Login or register
Anonymous comments allowed.
#72 - parman ONLINE
Reply +2
(11/03/2013) [-]
Wow...very cuteness.
#71 - BmanX
Reply +2
(11/03/2013) [-]
#240 - jellywolf
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
I've been wanting to buy a snake for a while now, which would you guys recommend, a ball python or a corn snake?
#255 to #240 - nighkey [OP]
Reply 0
(11/05/2013) [-]
Both are great beginner choices. Since the husbandry/caring for the snake is about the same for both, I'd suggest looking up videos of other people holding them, talking about them, looking of forums discussing the issue, and make a judgement from there. Both have a TON of amazing colors in all shades, but the colored (morph) ball pythons are extremely expensive. So that might be a factor. Regular/normal colored ball pythons are as cheap as corn snakes, while 'rare' colored corn snakes are still under 100 USD.

#227 - skorn
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
Giant snake that can open doors
#224 - halofiratwin
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
normally Snakes scare me to ****, but this... this is so freaking cute!
#218 - psychotec
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
I couldn't do anything but smile like an idiot while viewing this content.
#214 - rerinnsk
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
Western Hognose snakes are adorable Enjoy this adorable hognose snake.
#202 - farrett
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
i love my ball python
i love my ball python
#187 - kissmycooch
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
aww, i love seeing people promote good things about snakes
im pretty sure that last one is an albino burmese python
here's my girl when she was that small :]
#197 to #187 - sidneymysnake
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
The last one is a burmese, different shaped spots than the ball pythons and different colors. Gorgeous snake you got there by the way
#204 to #197 - kissmycooch
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
thanks :]
and yea, they have a different pattern style and a ball python's head tends to be shaped more like the body of a guitar
you have snakes too?
#207 to #204 - sidneymysnake
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
I do rescue. I have 15 snakes at the moment. Mostly ball pythons and corn snakes since all the big guys were banned in FL. The biggest I ever get in now adays are boas.
#210 to #207 - kissmycooch
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
nice, i have a few friends that breed ball pythons so they have like 20+ at a time to go for different morphs and such
and boas are beautiful, my mom had a colombian redtail
it sucks that wild burms have expanded too rapidly in florida
i have a male and female so it would be exciting to see if they breed once shes a lil bigger
#212 to #210 - sidneymysnake
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
The only thing that sucks with the burmese is since they are CITES now you can't cross state lines with them. I had 2, had to leave them behind with a guy in CO. My numbers will double in about 2 months, right after Christmas I'll get an influx of people bringing me things that their kids have "lost interest in" or "won't eat". I have one hypo jungle columbian redtail at the moment, one of my favorites next to my oldest ball python that started this madness in the first place. Good luck with the breeding though, hope all goes well for you.
#217 to #212 - kissmycooch
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
yea, i think the only way you can cross state lines now is with eggs but im not sure
its sad for people to get pets in general that they aren't prepared to commit to
my burms are the first i have ever personally owned but i had prior experience with large snakes
and you too, good luck with the rescues :]
#165 - hoursofglass
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
Unpopular opinion: I'm TERRIFIED of snakes and this did not help it just made me stand on my table because I was scared.
#171 to #165 - iwonamathdebate
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
You're not alone
#149 - sheenaandjanie
Reply 0
(11/03/2013) [-]
I can't wait until I get my corn snake :3 I know ball pythons are a bit cooler, but tis all my mum will let me get... Plus it'll be my first snake, so I suppose I should go small first.
#153 to #149 - theezachulator
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
yes 5-6 feet ...small =D
#176 to #153 - sheenaandjanie
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
I meant small as in.. Like.. Difficulty of raising it xD But I guess compared to some snakes, that's pretty small!
#201 to #176 - kissmycooch
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
id say mostly all snakes are equal in their difficulty of care, but as far as danger level balls and corns are prolly the safest
i have a pair of burmese pythons that are about 5ft and 8ft
both will reach at least 20ft/200lbs
i find them easy to care for but they definitely require more caution as far as safety
#199 to #176 - sidneymysnake
Reply +1
(11/04/2013) [-]
The only difference in care between a cornsnake and a ball python are that ball pythons are more strict with heat and can be pickier when it comes to eating. Either snake is a great beginner choice. Make sure you get the snake from a reputable breeder as opposed to a big box pet store. I recommend BHB reptiles as they are great with answering questions for new owners and have just about any color morph that exists for corns.
#148 - jarofdirt
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#135 - oneironaut
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
Oh god I always get so excited when there's snake content on FJ.

I own one of the little ******* (pic related) and they're such odd pets.

if you have any questions about keeping ball pythons, feel free to ask.
#115 - thesolution
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
I grew up with snakes and when I was introduced to the internet I was so confused as to why everybody was absolutely terrified of snakes. They're ******* awesome dudes...
Red Tail Boa Constrictor :3
#111 - yiffcario ONLINE
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
I can't handle the cuteness.
#106 - saxplaya
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
This is my trouser snake. His name is Conan.
#84 - buttercupbabe
Reply 0
(11/03/2013) [-]
Now I want one :3 I just got a few questions if anyone wants to help me out??

First: How much do they usually cost? I'm not too wealthy so I'd appreciate the info
Second: I already have two cats, will that be a problem?

Thanks in advance! :3
#170 to #84 - nighkey [OP]
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
They are usually 50 dollars as babies, BUT petco and petsmart have them up to 75 USD right now. If you want my suggestion, order one online from Backwater Reptiles. They have some of the nicest bps around, for 30 USD. (40 for overnight lightning shipping. Yes, you can have them shipped to your door.) That's still cheaper than petco.

www.backwaterreptiles.com/ball-pythons-for-sale.html
Also, Backwater feeds thawed, not live. So you won't have to fight with your snake to get them to accept prekilled/frozen prey you bought. (It's about one dollar per rat.) It's better to use newspaper substrate as snakes can get impacted from swallowing wood shavings (which some are toxic to them anyway) or sand/gravels. For a hide, cut a cereal box and just throw it away and make a new one when it gets wet and dirty. A 10 gallon tank with a black light bulb will do you for the first year, then just order a 4 foot show cage from Animal Plastics. (Cheapest place anywhere to get PVC snake cages.)

Right now, their adult snake cage is 150, but it's extremely nice quality with sliding doors, heated, and roomy. You'll never need anything else after you get it, and the snake will live for 20 years or so.
#174 to #170 - buttercupbabe
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
Whoa, thanks, that's a lot of info :3 Tho, as I'm not from US some parts might not be as helpful.. But thanks anyway!
#183 to #174 - nighkey [OP]
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
Sorry! I hope you find what you're looking for when you're ready. =)
#134 to #84 - oneironaut
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
You can find a young, normal ball python from a breeder for anywhere between 30 and 50 dollars. Older, female ones may go for a bit more.
However, take into account the cost of buying an appropriately sized enclosure, bedding, food, hides, a water bowl, thermometers, hygrometers, and heating pad.

Just keep the tank out of the cat's way. You specifically don't want them getting on top of the tank.
#143 to #134 - buttercupbabe
Reply 0
(11/03/2013) [-]
Thanks for the help, sadly I won't be getting any because I still live at home and mom gave a definite no to this project But I'll keep this in mind :3
#69 - fuckingturtle
Reply +1
(11/03/2013) [-]
not mine! mine ***** **** up!!
#178 - rbanh
Reply 0
(11/04/2013) [-]
This genuinely made me look into getting one, but I don't know if I'm comfortable with the frozen dead mice.
#4 - anon
Reply 0
(11/03/2013) [-]
Comment Picture