Snake Owners?

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    Mar 07, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    Snakes arent really a popular pet, but i went to the reptile expo and played with this little guy and he's awsome icon_smile.gif I never thought I'd own a snake but he's now my baby, anyone else own a snake? got any pix?

    His name is Mr. Vernon Sandman, the Sand Boa, and he's still a baby

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    Mar 07, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    Some people say snakes are pets.

    I say the term "pet" excludes anything that might attempt to eat you if it were large enough.
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    Mar 07, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    sweet! I've been wantin' one for a while..I'd have to keep it small though, 'cause I couldn't be fuckin' with mice, they're far more frightening than the snake icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    yeah i was a little scared of him even though he was small my hands actually shook but after playing with him for a day I'm used to him and he loves me icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Beaux saidSome people say snakes are pets.

    I say the term "pet" excludes anything that might attempt to eat you if it were large enough.


    Yeah.. I've always wondered if you could get 'em to actually..like you heh enough not to attempt to strangle or consume you
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    Mar 07, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidHe's cute. How long is he now and what does he eat? Do you know how large this variety of snake gets?


    right now hes about 5-6 inches and Hes going to get anywere from 1.5-2 ft maybe a tad bigger in his later years. the females get 2-3 ft but its cool theyre kind of stout species so they look short and fat which is all good icon_smile.gif and He eats pinkies (newborn mice) once every 10-12 days.
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    Mar 07, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidYou need to learn how to do this with him:


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    im pretty sure thats an awsome way to get salmonella
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    Mar 07, 2010 4:00 PM GMT

    Another animal trainer and I are currently in the detailed planning stage of a business that will adopt rescued 'exotic pets' - including snakes, iguanas, water dragons, other reptiles, tortoises, hedgehogs, large rodents, pygmy goats, etc - to be housed in space configured for their well being. Our idea is to invite school groups, etc to come to face to face with the animals and, where appropriate, to handle them while learning about their habitats, their behavior in the wild and why they rarely make suitable house pets. Over the past year the number of these animals given up by owners who can no longer afford to look after them or who have had to move into housing that will not allow them is huge. It's been an interesting several weeks of talking to curators at local zoos to get specifications for proper housing, lighting, heating, ventilation, food, veterinary care, etc. One particularly mind boggling design has been an 18 foot high iguana enclosure with live tropical trees in it ! Daunting for a man who has all he can do to cultivate half a dozen tomato plants.
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    Mar 07, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    waxon saidSnakes arent really a popular pet, but i went to the reptile expo and played with this little guy and he's awsome icon_smile.gif I never thought I'd own a snake but he's now my baby, anyone else own a snake? got any pix?

    His name is Mr. Vernon Sandman, the Sand Boa, and he's still a baby

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    He will grow bigger you know. Then he will eat cats, dogs and small children. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    These exotic pets are mis-managed and are having significant impact in non-native habitat in places like Florida.

    No person needs to own these snakes.
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    Mar 07, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    I have a 2.5 foot red tail boa constrictor his name is Desert Storm, I dont have any images online so i cant use the image imbed code above. But his pattern reminded me of the desert military uniform when I first got him. He's such a docile and easy going animal. I love how I can take him out and let him curl up on my neck or arm and or pretty much anywhere and he will stay and I wont have to worry about him slithering off someplace.
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    Mar 07, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidThese exotic pets are mis-managed and are having significant impact in non-native habitat in places like Florida.

    No person needs to own these snakes.


    alright PETA . . .lame

    snakes make great pets, my family had one for many years. We had a red-railed boa. it got to be about 6-7 feet and i would still take her out of her cage, she would slither all over me, i would take her to the front yard and let her move around on the grass. she was awesome ^_^

    we had to give her away ho cause she wasnt getting the attention she should be, from what i was told she gt bigger after we gave her away lol icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    I'm afraid you don't realize your ignorance. I'm not even close to being in alliance with PETA.

    These animals end up released into the wild, and, with no natural predators, when they're introduced into an ecosystem that's not native to them, they severely disrupt it. It's a real problem now in Florida.

    You'll want to study up on zoology so that you don't appear so illiterate regarding the matter.

    Your viewpoint is very near-sighted (I,I,I,me,me,me) and doesn't look at the bigger long term picture.

    It's why folks like you need to be educated about it. You simply don't know any better.
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    Mar 07, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI'm afraid you don't realize your ignorance. I'm not even close to being in alliance with PETA.

    These animals end up released into the wild, and, with no natural predators, when they're introduced into an ecosystem that's not native to them, they severely disrupt it. It's a real problem now in Florida.

    You'll want to study up on zoology so that you don't appear so illiterate regarding the matter.

    Your viewpoint is very near-sighted (I,I,I,me,me,me) and doesn't look at the bigger long term picture.

    It's why folks like you need to be educated about it. You simply don't know any better.


    and you say "no person" should have these pets, why is that?

    i fully understand animals not have natural predators, i have had to sign waivers for pets saying that i would not release the animal into the wild.

    and of course i was talking about me, i was giving my experience with owning a snake and how much i enjoyed it lol

    lighten up, its sunday
  • lukevaughn

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    Nov 04, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    I have a baby cornsnake. Youre right not a real popular pet...but they are beautiful.
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    Nov 04, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI'm afraid you don't realize your ignorance. I'm not even close to being in alliance with PETA.

    These animals end up released into the wild, and, with no natural predators, when they're introduced into an ecosystem that's not native to them, they severely disrupt it. It's a real problem now in Florida.

    You'll want to study up on zoology so that you don't appear so illiterate regarding the matter.

    Your viewpoint is very near-sighted (I,I,I,me,me,me) and doesn't look at the bigger long term picture.

    It's why folks like you need to be educated about it. You simply don't know any better.


    Last week rangers found a sixteen-foot long python in the Everglades which had swallowed a deer, whole!

    Another cute little pet dumped in the wild when it's incompetent owner (NOT saying that you are, not at all) got tired of it.

    I go hiking in the Everglades every January, the ten-mile SWAMP STOMP... but am going to think twice this year.
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    Nov 04, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Can I play with your snake? icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 04, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    I have a pet snake named Kiddy love him icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 04, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    My friend Delivis' python

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    Nov 04, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    my bf is scared of it tho

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    Nov 04, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    I fucking love snakes!

    Never understood how people can be afraid of them, when they're just so cool!
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    Nov 04, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    I went to a reptile show and a guy had little baby boas in petri dishes. He opened one up and said, go ahead and touch it. I gently reached my hand out, and the thing lunged out and bit me! The guy had some disinfectant spray and sprayed my finger. It may have been because I petted a dog recently.

    Anyway, now I go around squeezing guys with my legs until they can't breathe, then I lick their faces and make them shoot. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 04, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Beaux saidSome people say snakes are pets.

    I say the term "pet" excludes anything that might attempt to eat you if it were large enough.


    Pretty sure that goes for most dogs. If hungry and big enough, or there are enough of them (a pack of ravenous Chihuahuas for instance), I'm pretty sure most of them would see you as big, slow, soft, tasty prey with no hard hooves or sharp antlers or sharp teeth to defend yourself with.

    Now rabbits on the other hand, are both vegetarian and the superior pet icon_razz.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    Nov 04, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    I used to have snakes. Now I have an iguana.
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    Nov 04, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said^
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    wowe ... what does a snake that big eat?


    chicken lol