Anyone know what type of snake this is? I'm thinking about getting a snake but I'm not sure what to go with. Some beginner tips would he helpful
that appears to be a blue eyed leucistic ball python. it is an expensive morph of the regular ball python.
snake recommendations for beginners; I recommend colubrids (corns, milks, kings) or the small boids (rosy boa, kenyan sand boa). ball pythons are kinda fussy to deal with for a first snake because of their humidity requirements and also their feeding reluctance.
It's funny my biggest bally gets weird about food here and there, but if he doesn't take it my littlest ball python will eat it, he'll eat anything, I've given him a small rat and then when the bigger one didn't eat his rat I gave it to the little one and he ate it right away.
Why not get a Varanid? A monitor lizard is smarter, has character, and comes when called. All a snake does is eat and sit around smelling up the place. I find snakes interesting but boring pets.
Wrong, once established everything gets easier and the fun begins. Not any harder than a large dog, a large dog can really hurt or kill someone, shits everywhere, high vet bills, takes up lots of space too, as well as eats a lot. A small to medium sized monitor isn't too hard to keep, nothing like keeping a chameleon or salt water aquarium. Vet bills are rare, you can walk them on a leash and some enjoy being around their owners. He should look into Ackies, but there are no beginner monitors just some, like the croc monitor, are high risk. Pit bulls are high risk, so are large constrictor snakes like reticulated pythons. Boring, almost lifeless snake or very alert and intelligent lizard, the choice is his.
Snakes get boring real fast, maybe this person would like something more interesting. Not spreading misinformation you dumb cunt. Sealed enclosure, 2' of substrate, mid to high humidity and lots of food. Basking temps up to 150f and a little courage to work past the attitude. There is varanus.net to ask for help, or read through old posts. Snakes are cool on discovery channel but boring to me.
That's a baby ball python, some form of leucism, impossible to tell exact morph just by looking.
No. No. No. Monitors are great pets for an experienced keeper, definitely not for someone just getting into reptiles.