3 Snake Breeds that Make Good Pets

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Snakes are generally feared as animals. However, in recent years, snakes have become common household pets. If you want to get a snake as a pet, you need to be sure the breed you’re getting will make a good one.

Luke Tansley of Reptile Center gives us three snake breeds that make awesome pet snakes.

Royal Python

Royal Pythons generally have a great temperament and are fairly easy to care for. They make a great starter snake, especially for keepers that would prefer a heavily bodied snake. Although this breed can occasionally be finicky with their food, keeping them in the correct setup usually prevents this. They also come in a range of color and pattern morphs.

Corn Snakes

Corn snakes are famous as pet snakes mainly due to their great temperament and curious nature. They are the ultimate starter snake for anyone joining the hobby of taking care of snakes as pets. They rarely miss a meal and are really easy to look after. Corn snakes can grow up to 6 feet long but always remain thin bodied. This breed is a good choice for those who are not fond of heavily bodied snakes.

California Kingsnakes

Kingsnakes are a great choice for those who want snakes that are slightly feistier. This is not a breed for starters but would be a good choice for those who have experience already. California Kingsnakes are the corn snake alternative for thrill-seekers. They usually grow 5 to 6 feet long and stay fairly light-bodied. They eat a lot and are slightly more aggressive by nature. However, once out of their enclosure, they can be as tame as a corn snake and make brilliant pet snakes.

Check out the rest of the list of snake breeds that make great pets here.

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