Can you pay for a pet deposit if so? I find corns to be worse for handling though not bad at all. If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact. I only have one ball that likes to strike at me but she is young and it seems she is starting to get used to being touched. I am currently leaning towards the Rosy Boa. If you live in a dry climate, as I do in Colorado, the corn snakes are a bit easier to keep. They are more active and are more likely to be seen out of their hides during the day, which makes them better for watching. For people that want a snake they just look at and never touch, a tree boa makes an awesome pet.
Some go many months without eating. Always act like they want to be somewhere else or have somewhere to go might be the dealbreaker for me, honestly - Do not live as long as other snakes - Are a bit nippy as babies. Although all of my corns have nice temperaments and never try to bite, they are just always moving and are very active when you try to hold them. One thing you need to realize is both balls and boas like to feel secure, so if your holding them they will wrap around your arm alot, this can freak people out thinking the snake is constricting them. Very docile, calm, and probably the least likely to bite of any similar pet snake. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,! Both require a warm spot in the cage where they can go to heat their bodies, particularly when they are digesting meals. They get larger than Ball pythons, up to 6 or 7 feet I believe.
Specifically for the ball python, how bad are their feeding issues? I get my rats from an expo near me. You need to find a reliable breeder you can trust and stick with them -- they will treat you right! I'm not to knowledgeable on the subject, but males have a period of time every year when they're sexually mature that they go off feed. Please see the articles linked below for detailed breeding information. So far, I'm leaning away from a Ball, since I want something active. I have owned one ball python who refused even live food. Ask for one that doesn't bite a lot. Personally I like the differences and enjoy having a mixed collection.
One of the animals he brought with him was an albino corn snake. There is no way a ball python would be a threat to a cat, quite the opposite, I believe. Are you close to an exotic reptile vet, or a regular vet who sees exotics? Are these the best of both worlds? Corns are probably one of the easiest to handle regularly and all ours are very willing to come out. Thick-bodied and muscular, they can average 4 feet in length, but their girth would greatly exceed that of a similarly-sized Corn Snake. As you can imagine, this is heart breaking to experience and definately not a good first snake experience. A ball python has a slightly larger head in relation to its body size and slightly larger eyes in relation to its head size.
Yea, I know Ball's can be picky little buggers, which is why I would ask if they eat regularly and what they eat before I get one. I am new to the snake trade! I know even less about the amazon tree boa, but have read that they are similar in temperment to the green tree python which we already ruled out. Prices increase for rare or unusual color morphs. You do not need increased experience to own a boa constrictor! My cornsnake is 5 months old and is the word curiosity put into a living being. They do spend most of their day hours in hiding and need to , as they are nocturnal.
It was an interesting experience, and sparked my love for this gorgeous species of snake! Size Corn Snakes reach a reported maximum length of 1. Corns on the other hand are more forgiving of a wider range of temps and humidity. Only a couple of degrees cooler - both snakes have similar temperature ranges. My father enjoys recalling an incident where I came racing home on roller skates holding a garter snake in my hands. .
One corn is as lazy as a Ball, while the other two are all over the place. The 5 would be perfect for a baby hog, but any of the others I'd suggest a 10g minimum for babies. I consider myself pretty good at pointing out healthy snakes. A Ball python Rolling up is what it does when threatened. Well, these are actually very different animals from completely different parts of the world. Ball pythons tend to hang out with their humans in one spot, like coiled around your arm or hanging around your neck. From what I recall though I'd double check , ball pythons can remain in small-ish tanks when they get bigger because they coil up in a ball most of the time, so they don't need tons of space.
I have both species and i enjoy them both equally. Madiba is my only Ball Python. Ball pythons do better when fed live but corn snakes can be fed frozen. I have, and love, both. I'm in canada, so the corn is a lot hardier, as far as not needing as complex a husbandry and eats less, but eats regularly. I've had mine for the past 10 years. Contrarily, it is the lack of that relaxed attitude that keeps me from deciding upon the corn snake.