Read About Blind Snakes

Blind Snakes are not only blind, but they are also nameless. There are about 60 species of snakes in the world that have no eyesight to speak of, but most of them do not even have a common name. All of them are just collectively called as blind snakes. Everything you need to know about them is contained in this article.

Blind Snakes -- Facts

  1. Description:

    Blind snakes are snakes with poor eyesight. In fact, these snakes have eyes, but they are so underdeveloped that they are not able to distinguish anything apart from light and dark.
  2. Varieties:

    There are about 60 species of snakes that can be described as blind. A large majority of these species are found in Australia.
  3. History:

    Blind snakes are the predecessors of lizards. Their weak eyesight and limblessness is improved in their successor lizards.
  4. Physical Traits:

    Blind snakes are characterized with small button like black eyes without eyelids. They do not even have ears. Their skin is very smooth with tight-fitting small scales.
  5. Other Defining Characteristics:

    Since blind snakes cannot see, they depend on other organs such as their tongues to 'see'. Their tongues can 'see' by testing the temperature of the place. They are limbless snakes and crawl for locomotion. These snakes do not stay out in the open, but are always hidden and very difficult to find.
  6. Habitat:

    Blind snakes are mostly found only in the deserts in rocky microhabitats.

Blind Snakes -- Concerns

  1. Benefits:

    There are no benefits of blind snakes as such, but in the wild they prey on insects and can reduce their population.
  2. Liabilities:

    Blind snakes cannot live in captivity. For some reason, they will die in a few days even if well looked after.
  3. Health Issues:

    Blind snakes suffer from parasites just as other snakes do. Vaccinations could prevent these onsets.
  4. Specific Care Needs:

    We cannot care enough for the blind snakes, which are very delicate creatures. It is best to leave them in their wild habitat, which is where they can thrive.
  5. Reaction to Children and other Pets:

    These snakes find themselves uncomfortable with humans and other animals around as they are very shy creatures. This insecurity may make them bite. Though their bites are non-venomous, they are painful; hence it is best to keep children and other pets away from them.
  6. Special Household Needs:

    Blind snakes are not suitable to be kept as pets in the house.

Blind Snakes - How to Choose

  1. What to Look for:

    It is best to let the blind snake be in its natural habitat. Do not keep it as a pet.
  2. Supplies:

    Blind snakes obtain all their requisite supplies from the place where they live naturally.
  3. Expense:

    Expenses cannot be discussed as the blind snakes are not kept as pets.