Snakes are interesting and easy to care for. There are a large variety of species suitable to the home environment. Most snakes at Petland are members of the Boidae, Colubridae, or Pythonidae families. The Boidae family consists of Boas, while the Pythonidae is home to pythons. The Colubridae family is incredibly diverse, and includes Kingsnakes, Cornsnakes, and Milksnakes.
Snakes can be found in deserts, savannas and rainforests with conditions ranging from temperate to tropical. Different species have adapted to living in trees, in water, on the ground or in burrows.
A Snake's Social Graces
Snakes do not require social interaction. In fact, most snakes are quiet and reclusive, spending much of their time in their favourite retreats conserving energy between feedings. Most snakes can be handled for short periods at a time, but over-handling can cause stress. There are times when they will prefer to be left alone, including shedding periods and feeding times.
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