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Does anyone else here have snakes? I'm looking to get a third soon, right now I have a ball python (5 years old) and a Kenyan sand boa (about 3 years old).

 

My ball python is named Sahara and she's a sweetie and the perfect example of what a ball python should be :).

 

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My Kenyan sand boa is named Kenya because I'm unoriginal :P. She was a shy snake as a baby and is unfortunately rather aggressive these days! She's quite nippy for a sand boa but I don't mind, I didn't buy her to handle or anything, I just think they're interesting!

 

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Kenya when she was younger:

 

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Post photos of your snakes here :). I'd love to see them!


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Lovely snakes :)

No snakes yet, but I'm hoping to get a ball python in a few months if everything works out. Im doing all my research first. I think my friends going to get a sand boa in October. Very pretty snakes.

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I love snakes! I don't think I would ever keep them for pets though....I have enough on my plate LOL!

Gorgeous reptiles you have :)

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Lovely snakes :)

No snakes yet, but I'm hoping to get a ball python in a few months if everything works out. Im doing all my research first. I think my friends going to get a sand boa in October. Very pretty snakes.

 

Ball pythons are awesome! The biggest issue is some of them can be hard to switch to frozen foods but mine wasn't that hard.



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I have a female western hognose I got a few months back and a male bp I've had for 7 years.  My boss is afraid of snakes but likes the bp and actually tried to buy him off me lol! 


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Nice snakes :). Ball pythons are the best.



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I love snakes. I personally don't plan on getting one but I think my SO is planning on getting a ball python eventually. So that way I can enjoy having one without the responsibility since it'll technically be his job to care for it. :)

Otherwise, I REALLY like Rainbow Boas and Green Tree Pythons! Those are more exotic though and I've never personally seen one so I'm not sure how I would ever find one to own.

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I'm not a snake person by no means, but I have seen some that do have beautiful patterns.  



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I'm officially insane. Since posting this thread in August, I've managed to acquire THREE more snakes. I picked up another Kenyan sand boa and a Colombian rainbow boa at a reptile expo because I'm crazy. Then a friend of mine offered me an anery Kenyan sand boa for free and I really couldn't say no. I mean, what's another small mouth to feed? I have plenty of mice and rats in the freezer already...

 

Meet my new friends!

 

Gobi, 2 year old stripe Kenyan sand boa, hoping to breed this guy:

 

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Morris, a baby Colombian rainbow boa and absolute sweetheart:

 

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And last but not least, Vulcan, a 10 month old anery Kenyan sand boa:

 

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Vulcan was rehomed because my friend had gone to college and her mom didn't mind caring for the reptiles...except Vulcan. Reasons being that he's a problem feeder, problem shedder, and a bit timid/nippy at times. I don't mind any of that so he came to live with me :).

 

PS I want a Dumeril's boa...someone stop me...


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They're so cool! I love boas....if I kept snakes I would get boas like you have! But I have a zoo already LOL



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I love snakes! Yours are all very beautiful and look healthy!

 

My 5th grade teacher had 11 snakes in the classroom.  He would group us into 4 and then set a cage on each group, and feed it a live mouse. It was definitely one awesome 5th grade class!  :D

 

I was very close to owning a California King snake a few month ago but my sister decided she wanted to keep him. 

 

 

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I have considered a dumeril's, they seem like a nice good smaller sized "big" snake but not as flashy as I like.  I am planning on adding a nice blood python eventually but also looking for one more smaller snake, sand boas are on the radar but not sure what I'll get.  Have to buy some cages first.  It's tough, there's a lot of nice looking and interesting snakes out there but I don't want thirty of them.  Gotta be picky. 



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I have considered a dumeril's, they seem like a nice good smaller sized "big" snake but not as flashy as I like.  I am planning on adding a nice blood python eventually but also looking for one more smaller snake, sand boas are on the radar but not sure what I'll get.  Have to buy some cages first.  It's tough, there's a lot of nice looking and interesting snakes out there but I don't want thirty of them.  Gotta be picky. 

 

Blood pythons kinda scare me, I've just met so many nippy ones and they bite HARD. I still sort of want one eventually, though, they're gorgeous animals.

 

Kenyan sand boas are a lot of fun but not a good choice if you want to see your snake :P. You mostly just see their heads poking up. Mine aren't active above the sand unless it's feeding day. I do like how they look and feel, though, plus they come in a lot of neat morphs now. They're sort of addicting...

 

I figure that since I'm not doing the saltwater aquarium thing now (moving too frequently), I'd switch from having fish tanks everywhere to having snake tanks everywhere :P.






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