One of the easiest reptiles pets to keep is Snakes -- Yes Snakes!
Our recommendation for snake pets include:
- Ball pythons – they do not get very large and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
- Boas – Several types are available but the red-tail is the most common. Many color morphs are available in the pet trade. These are typically quiet and gentle snakes but will get big.
- Kingsnakes – beautiful snakes that are shiny and colorful but can be reclusive.
- Corn and Milk Snakes – smaller snakes that can become very tame and are available in many colors and patterns.
Snakes are actually the easiest reptile pet to care for.
They do not need and should not be fed live food and only need a frozen thawed mouse about weekly (will vary with age and size of snake).
Snakes do not require supplemental light and many will not need extra heating (see requirements for your species).
For more snake information, visit kingsnake and Illreptile for supplies.