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The Most Popular Snakes

Snake enthusiasts will often debate which the best snakes are and that is completely subjective, but what cannot be denied are the most popular snakes. With the broad spectrum of snakes available as pets, there are popular snakes at every level.

Beginners often find themselves quite pleased with their new pets. Snakes are clean and quiet and many “beginner” snakes are quite affordable. The docile nature of what are considered great snakes for beginners encourage snake owners to not only learn more (a great snake reference book is vital) about their kind of snake, but also others for when they are ready to branch out and explore more challenging snake species. At this level, most entry level snake owners seek out Corn, Milk and King snakes. They have a very mild temperament, are readily available, are easily fed and housed and live between twelve and fifteen years on average. All of these are contributing factors to their overwhelming popularity.

For an intermediate snake owner the opportunity to expand on your collection will lead you to the Boa Constrictor. Boas come in a variety of sizes and personalities. They are a bit needier and care intensive than the beginner snakes, but the relationship that can be built with them exceeds the extra investments of time and money. Some Pythons are also a popular choice for the intermediate snake owner. It is fascinating to watch larger snakes and their tendencies, and Boas and Pythons do not disappoint, which is why they are very popular snake species.

An expert snake owner loves the challenge of larger and more aggressive snakes. Reticulated Pythons are popular at the expert level, but are a risk for the undereducated snake owner. At this level, and never prior to becoming a well-educated snake expert, a snake owner can begin to consider getting a venomous snake. Popular venomous snakes include various Rattlesnakes and Vipers of different types. Some will seek out Coral snakes, but they are hard to keep and temperamental as they are a cousin of the Cobra. Only experts and experts alone should ever consider venomous snake species, even if they are a popular breed.

The most popular snakes got that way for a reason. They have reached incredible popularity for their temperament, their appearance, their sizes and the excitement they bring their owners. Educate yourself about snakes and why the most popular snakes are the most popular snakes.

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