The Corn Snake as a Beginner Pet Snake

 Corn snakes are great beginner pets, but they still require you to research their needs first.
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Many people ask us what the best pet reptiles are for beginners and we generally recommend animals that are simple to care for, non-aggressive, and visually appealing. Lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises can make very rewarding pets, even though they’re not furry or cuddly like a typical cat or dog. They’re also surprisingly intelligent.
5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes
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What big snakes make good pets? Well, this guy that I'm holding in my hand right now is probably one of your better ones. This is called a ball python. Now he doesn't get big, in a sense that he only gets about five feet long, sometimes a little bit more than that. They will get quite large in girth, but they're probably one of the more docile in terms of the larger snakes. So especially for a beginner, this is the way to go.

Now they're called ball pythons, because as you've noticed this guy is starting to ball himself up. It's a defense mechanism and if he was really afraid, he would ball up to a point where his head would actually be in the middle, to be protected. Other pythons you have to realize they can make very, very good pets, but you're need to be a little more experienced, because your Burmese and your reticulated, those snakes can get quite large, and what I mean by large is 15-20 feet.

One of the largest snakes in length is a reticulated and he was 33 feet long. Can you imagine that? They are a little bit more feisty and I wouldn't recommend them as pets. But for the larger snakes, this guy here is a pretty good one. Look how docile he is. You also have boa constrictors. The constrictors are very good pets and they can live quite long. This guy here will live up to 40 years. A constrictor can live anywhere from 20 to sometimes 30, they've had them 35 years. So if you're going to get these big guys be ready, because you're going to have them for a long time. 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes
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Snakes make some people squirm, but they’ve slithered their way right into our hearts. If you feel the same way, you might have considered purchasing a pet snake of your own. But with so many species to choose from when buying a snake, how do you know what type of snake is the right fit for you? To help you answer that question, our created a list spotlighting three of the best types of snakes for beginners.King Snakes are a good beginner snake for kids because they are easily handled, and are pretty active in their cages, making them interesting to watch. Ensuring you have an escape-proof enclosure will be paramount. As babies, King Snakes can be a little nippy, but quickly become used to being handled. King Snakes are beautiful and can make very good petsLike any beginner pet owner, you’ll have a lot to learn so that you can help your new friend enjoy a long, happy, and healthy life. As you get ready to take home a snake of your own, one of the first and most basic questions to consider is what type of snake you should get. After all, your decision will affect feeding, habitat setup, and every other aspect of your new pet’s daily care. To help give you a few ideas, here are three of the top snakes for beginners (potentially including children, with plenty of careful supervision).Corn Snakes are #1 on most “best pet snakes” lists and they clinched the #1 spot on the Best Snakes for Children/Beginners list as well. They are very docile, hardy and great snakes for beginners. They come in a wide variety of color combinations, but the most common is red/orange.