Questions tagged [snakes]

For questions related to snakes, whether constrictors or venomous, kept as pets.

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How do I heat and/or build multiple snake enclosures?

I am starting to get setup for snake breeding (balls) and I am lost on the process of multi enclosures. It is hard to find information about getting started with them and best practices/equipment to ...
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When to see vet? Snake digestion process stuck

I fed my 5 year old adult carpet python 2 weeks ago. He still has a large bump right in the middle of his midsection. He is last poop was around the same time he was fed. I plan to go to the vet in ...
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Baby ball python has never taken food

I got a baby ball python about a month ago. He was born in August and has never taken food. I have assist fed him a number of times, which I don’t particularly like doing as it causes him stress. I ...
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Bumblebee Ball Python - striking food but missing

Started with the most recent feeding, my Bumblebee Ball Python has been hunting and striking at its prey but missing. I can't get her to eat frozen thawed, so I have been giving her live with no ...
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Snake died, unsure of the cause

I keep two baby carts in a twenty gallon task together, they are both female and have always gotten along just fine. I found them in their hide cuddling frequently,etc. I feed them both a pinkie every ...
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Young Boa Imperator tries to run from my hands back into enclosure. What to do?

So my young Boa Imperator girl tries to run from my hands back into her enclosure. Sometimes immediately, sometimes after sitting in my hand for some time. How should I make her more comfortable ...
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Corn snake refuses and spits out mice

I have a corn snake, 8 years, that I bought 1½ month ago. It was about to shed when I bought it, and was fed a ca 60 g mouse after shedding (about one week later). Since then, I have tried feeding it ...
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My snake has yellow/green patch on stomach and has sadly passed away, what is it?

This morning my brother sadly found his pet snake dead; he had noticed this yellow/green patch on his stomach and has no clue what it is as it wasn’t there before. The snake hadn’t been eating ...
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Would it be OK to keep boa imperator terrarium not too far from tv screen?

I have two places I can keep terrarium for my new girl: In my bedroom - calm and quiet, but lower ambient temperature. In my living room - higher ambient temperature and more fun for me to watch, but ...
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Green Tree python refuses to eat

I've had a green tree python for about a year now. She has been eating really well with no illnesses other than constipation when I first got her. However for the past few months she has been ...
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Why did my snake die suddenly?

My boyfriend and I had a ball python and we loved him very much. He was only a couple years old. He was perfectly fine last night, but in the morning he was limp and one of his sides turned grey. I ...
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Captive Vine Snake not shedding correctly

(NOTE: This question is asked on behalf of a friend, who has a captive Vine Snake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahaetulla_prasina), so "go see a vet" is not going to help here). A week ago ...
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Can pickle juice hurt snakes?

I just caught a black rat snake and all I had was an old pickle jar with small amount of juice slightly left over at the bottom. But the snake appeared to have curl up completely hiding or playing ...