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 I’ve never owned a snake looking for advice

Ok so I thinking of getting/finding a black rat snake.....what should they’re habitat, food( how long can it go without food ) and are they venomous and do they bite and hit humans???



08/29/14  11:23am

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  Message To: Reptile Observer   In reference to Message Id: 2309094


 I’ve never owned a snake looking for advice

no they are not venomous..but yes they can be aggressive and bite... but it doesn’t really hurt, just a few pin pricks... .. please do much much at least a couple weeks of research on google before getting one...
but heres a small care sheet

TRADE NAME(S)
Black Rat Snake

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Colubridae; Elaphe obsolete obsolete.

ADULT SIZE
Most specimens average 4 to 7 feet.

LIFE SPAN
With proper care 15 to 20+ years should be achieved.

ENCLOSURE
A pair of adult snakes can spend their entire lives in a 30 gallon tall terrarium with a secured lid. These snakes like to climb.

SUBSTRATE
We recommend keeping these snakes on a paper substrate. This allows for faster and easier cleaning. Aspen or cypress mulch bedding also works well.

TEMPERATURE & LIGHTING
Provide a temperature gradient of 75F degrees on the cool end and 90F degrees on the warm end. No special lighting is required when keeping this snake.

DIET, WATER & SUPPLEMENTS
Mice and small rats once a week. mous/rat the 1-1-1/2 the size of the thickest part of the body

CLEANING
Spot clean throughout the week with weekly full cage cleanings.


again do much more reserch thats just basic care provided...



08/29/14  06:07pm

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  Message To: Kelso reptiles   In reference to Message Id: 2309121


 I’ve never owned a snake looking for advice

Thanks kelso:-)



08/29/14  06:09pm


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