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Name: ray | Date: Jan 20th, 2008 8:19 AM
i have no idea but if anyone needs help with their reptile just ask i will be glad to help you 

Name: May | Date: Jan 31st, 2008 3:33 AM
I don't know any thing but it is your house if you don't like snakes why should you give him one , and I say they eat mice they live in hot places and be sure the snake you get isn't poisnous at all . 

Name: Phil | Date: Feb 3rd, 2008 3:36 PM
if there was one snake i own was non venomous its was a burmese python and she was at least about 25 feet long she can become dangerous but she really not she known to bite so yes she is longer then me but she would have a lot of trouble killing a person 

Name: alex | Date: Feb 8th, 2008 1:53 AM
i love my snake! hes an awesome pet, very docile and hasnt bitten anybody. he is a ball python. but why would he repeatedly stretch his mouth open and closed? should i be concerned? 

Name: Ray | Date: Feb 13th, 2008 8:28 AM
some snakes its common for them to open and close their mouths,,when they are yewing,,, Please be aware that the Burmese python is not a snake for beginning snake owners. Unfortunately, they are sometimes recommended as a beginner snake because they are easy to feed and keep healthy. What is not considered is that these snakes can eventually reach lengths of 20 feet. By the time they are two years old they can be over eight feet long and weigh fifty pounds. This is large enough to kill a human.

While many people have satisfactory experiences with these large pets, there are a number of cases on record in which people have been killed or attacked. Many of the attacks are in connection with poor feeding procedures. Others have happened when the Burmese python was allowed to roam freely through the house. The bottom line is these snakes can be unpredictable.

Keeping a large constricting snake requires a strict attention to housing and safety principles. They should not be allowed to roam freely. They are wild animals with strong instincts and can attack unexpectedly if they feel threatened or smell food on or near a human. Because they grow so large so fast, they have a voracious appetite. Holding food back from them to keep them from growing so fast just makes them hungry and irritable.

The majority of Burmese pythons are not aggressive, but the potential is always there. They should be respected for their strength and treated accordingly. When it is necessary to handle them as when cleaning their cage, it is important to have another experienced person to help. This is especially true for larger snakes. It is recommended that you have one handler for every five feet of snake.

A large Burmese python is also strong enough to get out of most enclosures. It needs the strongest of escape-proof cages, and for safety, this should be kept in an escape-proof locked room.

One reason the Burmese python is dangerous around feeding time is that it doesn't see well. They use their sense of smell for finding prey. If the keeper has the smell of food on him or near him, the snake is likely to assume the keeper is food. The instinct to constrict its food and eat is so reflexive that it can kill you before it realizes you are too big to swallow.

Experienced snake owners call unsafe feeding practices "Stupid Feeding Errors" or "SFE's." These are almost always involved when there is a report of a large snake attacking its owner. Proper feeding requires that you wash your hands before feeding the snake, and then use long handled tongs to hold the pre-killed prey. Any warm blooded animals, such as cats and dogs, can set off the feeding instinct, and should be kept at a safe distance.

In addition to these problems, cleaning up after a large Burmese python is about like cleaning up after a horse. If you get one and find out it is more than you can handle, you will not have an easy time getting rid of it. They may seem "cool," but not that many people want the job of taking care of such a big snake.

The best way to get used to all of these routines is to get your snake while it is very young. This way you can learn how to care for your snake correctly while the risk is still fairly small. Handling a young snake properly will help it be less defensive later on. Correct feeding methods should always be used, even when it's small. Never handle the snake when it is in a mood to eat or right afterwards.

When you first bring a "Burm" home, keep it quarantined from any other snakes you may own for at least a month and maybe several. There is a virus called IBD that is fatal in pythons and can affect boas as well. The symptoms include regurgitating, mouthrot, loss of appetite, and respiratory infections. In addition, they might assume contorted positions. Unfortunately, sometimes even snakes from the pet store are already infected with this virus. It's one more reason to take time watching the snake you hope to get for a while before buying it.

While a 55-gallon aquarium can make a suitable starter enclosure, it won't be long before you'll be forced to build your own large cage. A walk-in closet can be converted to a pen for a Burmese. The important thing is for it to be completely escape-proof. These snakes are extremely strong.

Substrate, or floor covering, for the vivarium can be newspaper, paper towels, or butcher paper. When you've made sure the snake doesn't have mites and it has settled into its new home, you can use bedding in the cage. Don't use cedar or other wood shavings, however, because the oils can adversely affect the python's health. Soiled bedding needs to be removed and replaced with clean material. Also, Astroturf can be cut to fit the cage. Have two pieces of Astroturf ready, and you can use one while washing the other.

A Burmese python will appreciate having a hiding place in its enclosure. This can be as simple as a cardboard box with a door cut into the side. Pet stores carry half-logs and other decorative hides for snakes.

The temperature inside the snake's enclosure should be kept at 85 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit (29-31 degrees Celsius) in the daytime, with a drop to 78 degrees (25.5 degrees Celsius) at night. A warm area should be kept at 90 degrees (32.2 degrees Celsius) so the snake can bask. There are a variety of ways to add warmth to the pen. Light bulbs can help, but they have to be kept away from the snake to avoid burns. They also need to be turned off for 12 hours a day. A good option when the snake is large is a veterinary heating pad called a "pig blanket." This rigid fiberglass mat can be equipped with a thermostat.

A Burmese will enjoy soaking in it's water bowl. It will need a tub when it gets bigger, and may eventually have to be bathed in the bath tub. Be sure to follow safety precautions if this is necessary, including having a willing partner to help handle the big snake. Bathing is particularly helpful during shedding. Make sure you keep the snake's water bowl clean, with fresh water always available.

Your young Burmese python will benefit by having a short daily period of handling. Don't start these until it has settled into its new home and never handle it after eating. Always remember it will slither away and escape when it can, so keep track of it. Move gently and never suddenly. If the snake wraps around you, start at the tail end to gently unwind it. Try not to let it wrap around your neck. Keep disinfectant available for the occasional bite most Burmese owners eventually get.

While these are awesome beautiful creatures, think twice before adopting a Burmese python into your home. The responsibility of keeping a potential killer is tremendous. To keep things in perspective, however, it's worth noting that more people are killed by Rottweilers and German Shepherds than by large pet snakes. Still, getting a Burmese python is not a decision to be made lightly.


Name: Ray | Date: Feb 13th, 2008 8:45 AM
but if i ever did get a snake i would probably get one of these guys sher size of this guy i mean 20 feet long probably about 150 to 200 Pounds out weighting me im a 170 and by the time they get 2 years old the would be up to 8 feet long and 50 Pounds very easly for it to kill an human with no problem but the their not aggressive.but These snakes are extremely strong,and can over power you,,they wont attack you see these snakes can see all that well so they use their smell to find their prey ,,if you had pray smell on you or near you the snake will ,their instinct will kick in and strike coil around you until it realizes that you are to big to swallow and i hope some of the stuff i said has helped some body,,,but i will be glad to help any one that needs help 


Name: talon guard | Date: Mar 1st, 2008 9:56 PM
yes i do kinda im 13 and i own a ball python and a common boa they are very well tempered snakes and are easy to maintain it takes 1-2 mice a weekand a rat at an older age. 

Name: talon | Date: Mar 1st, 2008 9:58 PM
HEY WILL MY BALL PYTHON EAT FROZEN??? it has ate live its entire life so i moved and its animal cruelty to feed live to snakes n/e advice?

Name: Lianna | Date: Mar 8th, 2008 1:46 AM
Why are they indager i don't know what that is can utell me 

Name: SHARON | Date: Mar 8th, 2008 4:53 PM
hello
thanks for the interest in my snake ok so all you have to do is contact me at [email protected] am waiting for your reply 

Name: maria | Date: Mar 8th, 2008 5:53 PM
hello
i can help you get a good and obedient snake for your son, which you also will be come a lover of it,because all what is needed is done about the snake.contact me on [email protected] 

Name: leyamaria | Date: Mar 12th, 2008 5:14 PM
hi i can see you are very trouble i have rear snakes if you have remove m 

Name: leyamaria | Date: Mar 12th, 2008 5:17 PM
hi i can see you are very trouble i have rear snakes if you have remove
the long teeth that is harmful i have some that are not harmful they are 2
weeks old you can mail me on [email protected] 

Name: liam | Date: Mar 21st, 2008 8:06 PM
whare could you buy a 16''12 heat mat 

Name: clownes | Date: Mar 24th, 2008 11:05 PM
does anybody in here live in PA? 

Name: ray | Date: Mar 26th, 2008 12:20 AM
you can make an heating pad but i have no clue how make one but the have heating pad for beds you can use those as heating pads i thank their called bed heating pads 

Name: blake | Date: Mar 26th, 2008 5:42 AM
hey is it sick and wrong to own an snake are cruel to own one cause but im just wandering if anyone can help me apart of me wants one and the part cause how they eat.but i really really want one but people say that im a animal killer and i get an lexture from my friend saying how would you want some one eat you,,,i get the Lexture all the time i bring it up saying how would you like some one to eat you,,,but i really need help what sould i do plz,,,,,,,, 

Name: Jasmine Daigle | Date: Mar 29th, 2008 5:28 PM
hi 

Name: daylightgloom | Date: Mar 31st, 2008 8:37 PM
i tink dat snakes are a very dangeorous ting 2 be round wel dat iiz ma opinion kk see ya later 

Name: George | Date: Apr 22nd, 2008 12:17 AM
What size tank is good for a 4 foot ball python 

Name: asshead | Date: Apr 27th, 2008 6:04 PM
can garder snakes get along with snapping turtles 

Name: asshead | Date: Apr 27th, 2008 6:09 PM
can garder snakes get along with snapping turtles????


and how many asses can a gorilla have in one day?? 

Name: jessayy | Date: May 3rd, 2008 3:23 PM
my ball python wont stop MEOWING! and she hasnt eaten for like for months, which isnt normal for her. shes full grown and eats once a month. http://youtube.com/watch?v=0F-EmZ8QQ40

plzz hellp! 

Name: lindalu | Date: May 3rd, 2008 9:28 PM
jessayy

I would take the snake to a vet he may need antibotics, it sounds like he is having some respiratory issues. If he does in fact have a respiratory infection it can be fatal to him if left untreated.

Good luck! keep us informed. 

Name: mad man | Date: May 6th, 2008 10:18 PM
how many babby corn snakes should i feed to myself 

Name: madison | Date: May 6th, 2008 10:19 PM
how many pinkies should i feed to my babby corn snake if i want him to get big fast but not obeast 

Name: ray | Date: May 9th, 2008 2:55 AM
i finely got my agree in school for reptiles and other animals all my studying finely paid off ,if any one got a question feel free to ask 

Name: aaron | Date: May 10th, 2008 5:18 PM
my grey rat snake got his eye pecked out by a bird and the eye got infected wat house hold medicines can i use to stop the infection??? 

Name: KC | Date: May 11th, 2008 7:07 AM
HI... I HAVE A RED TAIL BOA, SHE IS A VERY SMART SNAKE, BUT SINCE THE BEGINING OF APRIL SHE IS BEEN ACTING FUNNY WITH ME. LIKE SHE DOSEN'T WANNA BE NEAR ME. SO MY FAMILY THINKS I'M PREGNANT AND THAT IS WHY SHE IS LIKE TAHT. SO ALWAYS WHEN I HOLD HER SHE MAKE A SOUND LIKE SHE IS UPSET AND DON'T WANT ME TO TOUCH HER AND FINALY TODAY SHE BITE ME...DOES ANYONEK KNOWS IF THIS CAN AFFECT MY BABY IF I'M PREGNANT?? PLEASE I HOPE SOMEBODY CAN HELP ME 

Name: tara | Date: May 28th, 2008 6:13 PM
i have 3 ball pythons and it is not hard at all ball pythons are non agressive and wonderfull.
you will feed the snke acourding to the size look at the biggest part of the body and thats how big the mouse needs to be.
when the eyes turn white or light blue its time for them to shed there skin they will need to be kept at least 86 degrees during the day and no lower then 70 at night check the snakes mouth often at least 1 or 2 times a month for mouth rot wuich is caused from mouse bites and outher reasons if you find dark spots or bleeding take the snake to a vet asap mouth rot is very painful for a snake and will continue to rot untill death.
you should not fear a snake they are very loving animals and not strike for no reason.
and if the snake dose bite the chances are it wont even break the skin it just shocks you. 

Name: Michelle | Date: Jun 5th, 2008 3:59 PM
I have a pet corn snake.Love him!! and I am NOT a snake person....I have a swimming pool. Will it hurt him to swim in the watch with the kids? 

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