Snakes that can be pets
- Before you can approach any snake, you must first ensure 3 things:
- The snake is non-venomous.
- The snake is not so big that it will overpower you. Only professionals or highly experienced snake handlers should work with large snakes.
- The snake has eaten recently. A hungry snake is a dangerous snake. Feed the snake a day or two before attempting to handle it.
- Take care not to pick it up right after it has eaten (See Warnings)
- Approach the snake with confidence. Just like dogs and cats, snakes can sense when you are tense or uneasy. This, in turn, will make them tense and uneasy. If you are steady and calm, they will be steady and calm.
- Present the back of your fist to the snake first. It is more difficult for a snake to bite this area. While the snake smells you (flicking its tongue), slowly and gently reach for the main part of the snakes body and pick it up. If it strikes at you, do not drop it or panic. Continue to pick it up calmly and with authority.
- Let the snake move over and around your hands, being careful not to constrict it or let it move too freely. As the snakes learns that you mean it no harm, it will slowly relax and start exploring you rather than attempting to run away.
- Do this as frequently as possible. To keep your snake happy, feed and give it water regularly and keep a shaded area and a heat lamp available for it. The healthier your snake is, the happier it will be and the easier it will be to handle. With time and effort, your snake will quickly come to know your scent and trust you.
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