I've recently become very interested in snakes. I was studying corn snakes until I found out that they are allegal to own here :/ Corn snakes are native here and they don't want people to take snakes from the wild and sell them, makes sense but I was a little disappointed.
Then I started getting interested in ball pythons when I held one at Petsmart the other day.
boy are they cute! I've never been scared of snakes the way most people are, I've just never had much of an interest in them until my friends dad killed a baby snake a few weeks ago.
it upset me that he killed it, even if it was a copperhead, which after further research turned out to be a brown garter snake! Not like coppers are very venomous anyway, so he killed it for no reason. As my dad says, "humans kill what they fear."
No one in my family is very scared of snakes (my mom held the python also) and really there is no need to fear snakes anyway.
I would really love to get a python after we move, and I have done alot of research on them, but I still have questions.
How long is the process of shedding, during the process when do you start soaking them in warm water, and do you feed them while they are shedding?
How long do you leave fuzzies/pinkies in hot water for to de-frost?
What do you use to tell the temperature and humidity, and if you use a hydrometer, where can I get a good quality one?
That's all for now
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions to ask. :P