Time for me to jump in! Cornsnakes, African House Snakes, Milksnakes, and Kingsnakes are generally accepted as the best starter snakes (; Kings can be a bit bitey though, and Milksnakes a bit flighty. I adore my Housie, and totally suggest them. Good eaters, too. They're not as colorful as Corns, though, so if you're looking for a pretty snake they're a good choice. Kingsnakes can be diurnal so they're good show-offy snakes. Milks are just gorgeous, especially the milk/cornsnake hybrids.
-fades away- Sorry for the off topic momentarily! ((; Please don't eat me :D
STILL LOVING THIS SNAKE, by the way :3 Tell her I say Merry Christmas, LOL.