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Old 01-11-2014, 02:50 PM
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What do you have? Pictures? What would you get? Talk me out of it! Someone tell me I DON'T need a snake!
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:51 PM
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The monthly reptile fair is tomorrow, I might go JUST to look.. but for the past couple months, I've really wanted to get back involved with reptiles and put together a setup for a snake. I've kept reptiles before (a Leopard Gecko that lived for 16 years, and a couple Viper geckos). A friend of a friend is willing to give me a Cornsnake (I think it's a wild type, Okeetee maybe), but I've done a lot of reading on Hognose and more recently Rosy Boas. I want something on the smaller end, mainly because I don't want to keep upgrading enclosure sizes. I'm not in a huge rush, either. Monthly reptile fair makes things pretty accessible.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:34 PM
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Get one. Do it do it do it. Because seriously, why wouldn't you? From what I've learned, it seems that once you have a proper enclosure set up, snakes are relatively simple and inexpensive to own.

Hognose snakes are incredibly cute and if you get one, there will have to be tons of pictures. I don't really know much about them, though, just that they're pretty popular as pets. A corn snake is probably one of the best options because they typically have a nice temperament and are good eaters. I know there are several Chazzers here who own or have owned corn snakes and have a lot of experience with them! Another snake to consider is a ball python if you like slower moving and docile snakes. Because they are terrestrial snakes and aren't very active, they actually do well in a fairly small tank for their size. I think males can be kept happily in a 30-40 gallon tub/terrarium into adulthood and beyond?
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:20 PM
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Well, I went. And I DIDN'T come home with anything! Go me for self control.

I did get to handle three different Hognose of varying sizes… LOVE them. That'll probably be what I end up with. Corns are cute and colorful, but OMG Hogfaces. Held a nice Rosy, too… if I don't get a Hog, I may get a Rosy instead.

Now to put together a setup. The next reptile show I can hit is February 1st… we'll see.
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Get one..because I can't. LOL!

I want a Kenyan Sand Boa and a Hognose like you would not believe. Another reason to have a hognose...they play dead. And it's adorable

If you need some sand boa/hognose eye candy I recommend http://sandboamorphs.com/ and http://envyhognoses.com/ (same people own both)
Great photography, gorgeous snakes.

I really am partial to the smaller snakes. They are just so CUTE!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:44 PM
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I thought about a sand boa.. I just can't get over their.. shape! They're funny shaped! :P But they do come in many awesome morphs..

And Hognoses… ATTITUDE. I want a cute little snake that plays OMGCOBRA. I got hissed at by 6" of snake in a deli cup. How. freaking. cute.

Envy Hogs are GORGEOUS. If money were no object, I love the anaconda/superconda morphs.
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Skittledoo - she's GORGEOUS! Love the coloring! And something about a Boa head is just awesome. Size isn't bad, either. Are they thicker snakes full grown?







Thoughts on terrariums? Traditional aquarium, front opening, make my own out of wood or something..? I want to start gathering things for the enclosure.

They do tend to be thicker snakes full grown, but I don't think she will be super thick or anything, definitely thicker than say a corn snake though. A full grown boa can be as round and thick as a grown man's thigh, but since she is a smaller type of boa and will wind up being approximately half the length I don't think she will be super thick.

I'm not really a big fan of glass aquariums being used for snakes. That said... I used them for my corn snakes with no issues. I guess the more I've been reading about boas the more I've been reading over and over again that full glass enclosures aren't ideal especially with snakes that need to have humidity.
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