Today are teacher areanged for the reptile show to come to are class and we got to see all the very cool animals. We got to see a Brooks kingsnake, Corn snake, and a Pine snake. we also got to see a Yellow Belly turtle and a Alligator Snaping Turtle. Last we got to see two baby American Alligotors :) I liked it so much and i got to come back when the teacher had no studnets and HOLD the snakes. I was so happy i have never held a real snake i have caught legless lizards but that is all. My favorite was the brooks kingsnake he was the first on i held and now i am in love with it. It was very call and sweet. I hated to say good by but had to :(
I was wondering if any one has any snakes or even this kind tell us a little about them :)
snakes are very cool. I dont have one because hubby is not fond of them but they are one of my fave animals. Im very fond of reptiles and amphians.
when i was little after we moved to mssouri there was a pile of bark next to our house and I used to dig in it and catch ring neck snakes. they were tiny snakes the top was black and they had a bright red ring around there neck the bottom faded from bright red to neon ornage.
My cusion used to have 2 pet rattle snakes. I think he cought them or something. Not a smart thing to do but they were cool to watch. My mother in law got bit by a copper head and hubby killed it. It was one of the prityest snakes I had seen. When the sun shined on it the colors would shine.
I love snakes
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
I do have a very nice Science teacher. I like snakes alot but have never been that close and i loved it. I hope i get to do that again soon. I have made up my mind that when i get older i will have a snake LOL. Thanks for the replies :)
I actually have an amelanistic corn snake. He is properly marked, but completely lacks melanin, which means where he would normally have black pigmentation, he has white. He's about 7 years old now, my husband and I have had him for a while.
He's very docile, though he has bitten me one time... by accident heh. If you are wondering how a snake can bite by accident, well let me explain. My snake eats mice both alive and dead, which means when we catch them in mouse-traps in our house, I usually just drop the dead mice into his tank for him to eat. We caught one, and I had opened the top of his tank and was trying to pry open the mousetrap to get the dead mouse out. Speedy (the snake) saw I had the mouse, and lifted his head, coiling in preparation to strike... after all, my shaking motions made it seem as though the mouse was wiggling. Right as the mouse finally dislodged and dropped into the tank, Speedy struck at it... and missed, and got my pinky finger instead. He immediately let go, he didn't try to 'coil up' around my hand or wrist or anything, he knew he had the wrong target. Corn snakes dont' have fangs, but they have tiny tiny teeth, all of which are incredibly sharp. My pinky bled a bit, and had a U shaped scraping on it where his teeth had sunk in. No other effects though.
You have a very nice snake Minn!! Amels are pretty.
I guess I didn't say much about mine.
Honduran Milksnakes are a species of Kingsnake as they are in the genus Lampropeltis and are in the Colubridae family. They are one of the largest milksnakes ranging from 4-6ft. My Anery will probably get to be 6ft. The females are bigger then the males. They eat mice, lizards, birds and other snakes. I only feed mine live. They love to burrow and hide and might be more shy/skittish then other Kingsnakes or Cornsnakes. With handling they are usually fine but can sometimes be flighty. They require a bit of humidity and temps ranging from 70-88 degrees and overnight about 60-70, my stuff is all on a timer for them.
My Anery is a very aggressive feeder and will get the food as soon as she sees and will swallow it right away while my other female doesn't eat as well and she takes a long time to eat. Where the Anery will have it gone in a matter of seconds and will not kill the prey 1st, my Hypo will 1st constrict (for a time too), then she will sit there, then sometimes she may even go away from the food (especially if people are around she likes to eat in secret) then she will come back go around it again and finally eat. It usually takes her 30 mins to eat vs the Anery about 30 seconds that is probably why the Anery is twice her size and she will eat 3 times as much.
The other snakes I have I will have to post a pics of.
I have a female Ruthven Kingsnake that is Het Albino and a male Ruthven Kingsnake that is Albino. Together they have producer mostly albinos. These are also known as the Queretero Kingsnake for the region in Mexico which they are mainly found. They usually get to be about 2 and a half feet or so. They eat mice, lizards, birds and other snakes. The temp range is similar to the Hondurans.
I have a couple cornsnakes also, a Anery male and a regular female. Cornsnakes are a species of ratsnake as they are in the genus Elaphe. The size range is much like the Hondurans 4-6ft, my male is pretty long will need to measure. They come in many different variations! They eat lizards, mice, birds and sometimes even bats. 70s-85 is a good temperature for these snakes in the day and lower down to the 60s overnight.
I will also be getting Thayer Kingsnakes in the future, I really love the coloration and patterns on them.
I will as well be adding other Milks and Corns. I would really like to get a Ghost or Ultramel Corn and some Tangerine Albino Milks.