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Top 5 Pet Snake Species

Are you looking to get yourself a new pet? Possibly a snake? Take a look at this article, by our guest author Don A Levy; this post gives information on five of the best snakes to keep as pets for the first-time-owner. The 5 Best Pet Snakes for the Beginning Collector The 5 Best Pet […]

December 2, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Pacific Gopher Snake

The scientific name for the Pacific Gopher Snake is Pituophis Catenifer Catenifer. They are from the family Colubridae and can be found living wild in California and Oregon and other places near there. Pacific Gopher Snakes can reach a length of 4 to 5 feet and sometimes 7 feet and live up to 20 years. […]

May 9, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 4 Comments
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Great Plains Rat Snake

The scientific name for the Great Plains Rat Snake is: Elaphe Guttata Emoryi. These snakes belong to the Colubridae family. Another name for this snake is ‘Emory’s Rat Snake’. These snakes have a similar pattern to Corn Snakes, but are a different colour, being of a duller grey-brown colour. The saddle marks on these snakes […]

May 9, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Black Rat Snake

The Black Rat Snake, Elaphe Obsoleta Obsoleta, belongs to the snake family: Colubridae. Black Rat Snakes are usually totally black in colour, as the name suggests. However hatchlings (baby snakes) are grey with darker dorsal patches, and will completely turn black as they get older. Some black rat snakes even have a white outline to […]

May 9, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Red Milk Snake

The Red Milk Snake, lampropeltis Triangulum Syspila, is quite an interesting snake in my opinion due to its colour pattern. It belongs to the family Colubridae. In appearance, this snake will usually have a white, cream or beige coloured body with intense, bright, red saddle marks that are usually bordered with a black outline. Red […]

May 9, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Royal Python

The Royal Python, Python Regius, or Ball Python as it’s called in America belongs to the family ‘Boidae’. It is quite a small species of snake. In appearance this snake is generally completely brown or black with irregular patches of brown or grey on its body.  This snake often tends to curl up in ball, […]

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Columbian Rainbow Boa

This snake, Epicrates Cenchria Maurus, belongs to the snake family ‘Boidae’, and can be found living in the wild, in places such as Columbia (hence the name), Costa Rica and the surrounding islands. Columbian Rainbow Boas generally grow to about 4-7 feet long, but some have reached an amazing 8 feet in length! They can […]

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Corn Snakes

Corn Snakes, Pantherophis guttatus (formally Elaphe Guttata Guttata) are very popular choices for pets.  This species of snake belong to the family Colubridae and can live for up to 16 years of age! If being kept as pets these snakes should be kept in a strong vivarium with a temperature of 24°C to 27°C, (that’s […]

May 9, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 6 Comments
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