Best Pet Snakes for Beginners

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Want to know what some of the best snakes for beginners are? Well look no further than this list.
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Rosy Boas

The Rosy Boas are great pets. They are hardy eaters, docile and tolerate being handled very well. They can live up to 30 years or longer. They love to eat domesticated mice.
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Milk Snake

At times the milk snake can be hard to acclimate. They are beautiful and need once they are acclimated, not a lot of care. They love small mice. They need to be kept warm. Around 82 degrees will work. Also, make sure you give them a box or towels to hide in.
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Bredli Carpet Snake

The Bredli is a mild mannered snake. They can reach the 7 to 8 foot range and need to be in large cage with a temp of 90 F (on the warm side) 78 F on the cool side. Make sure you give them adequate hiding places. Also they need a large bowl of fresh water.
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Brazilian Rainbow Snake

The brazilian rainbow is a slender snake that can get to up to 5-7 feet long. They are beautiful and very easy to care for. They can be kept in a large tub or a cage. They need a temp of at least 75-83 degrees along with fresh water. They are very mellow reptiles.
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Boa Constrictor

A Boa’s cage should be not kept under 75 degrees F. The warm side should 85 degrees. They can be purchased from $60 to $75. Get them from a repuatable source.
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Ball Python

Ball Pythons need fresh water each and every day. They are probably the most popular snakes to own. They are friendly and on the small size. They come in several colors and can live to be 30 or even longer!
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Gopher Snakes

Gopher Snakes are popular to own because they are very hardy. They are friendly and curious and need minimum care. FYI, because they are curious, be mindful of that the cage you enclose them doesn’t have holes in it.
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Corn Snakes

Corn snakes come in a variety of colors and sizes. They can reach up to 8 to 12 inches in size and need temps to be low 70s and up to 85 degrees on the high side.
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California King Snakes

Caring for California Kingsnake is very easy. They are quite adaptable and can live up to age 20. FYI, the kingsnake will eat other snakes so you may want to keep them separate.
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Children’s Python

Children’s Python are the smallest pythons around. They are pretty calm, yet fairly active. They also live up to age 20.
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