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Live snakes are some of the most exotic and exciting reptile pets you can find for sale, and they make great cold-blooded companions for first-time and experienced pet parents alike. Some pet snakes can live for a number of years, even decades! To prepare for your new pet reptile, you’ll need a home terrarium. From there, you can start building out your scaly friend’s habitat with decor. You will also need heat lighting and reptile-specific cleaning supplies. When feeding time comes, Petco offers a wide selection of snake-friendly foods including frozen rodents.
Snakes have quite a dubious reputation as both pets and wild animals. Some common misconceptions about this scaly species include slimy skin, aggressive temperaments and sharp venomous fangs. While they might look a little intimidating at first, you won’t have to worry about sifting through a nest of vipers when looking for the right snake for sale at Petco. In fact, only about 20% of wild snakes in the U.S. are venomous and none of them are sold or kept as pets. In addition, a snake’s body is covered in scales both thick and thin that are smooth and dry to the touch. Among the pet snakes you’ll find for sale at Petco are species like the Blood and Ball Pythons, which have gorgeous and unique patterns.
Once you spend some one-on-one bonding time with your new pet snake, they tend to become quite docile. Many of the pythons you’ll find in store, for example, are very passive and can be easily handled once you’ve worked to gain their trust. Avoid picking them up while they’re shedding their skin, as they maybe become irritable.
Snakes are great pets and relatively low maintenance.
The best options for pet snakes are corn snakes, ball pythons and garter snakes, all of which may be available at a Petco store near you.
All snakes can bite and should be handled with caution. Some species of snake are relatively docile and will not bite unless provoked.
You will need a snake cage, heating devices, hideaways, water bowls, UV lighting, and cage lining for your pet snake.
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