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hello :) question about snakes :)
hi i live in western australia and i really want to get a snake but my mum is really scared of them, she said i might be able to get one for my 16th birthday so i researched a few and the milk snake seemed perfect but its not allowed in wa so i was wondering what snakes like the milk snake are allowed in wa that are not venomous or pythons because i think they might get too big sorry im really new to this website and i dont even know if im in the right section but please someone answer sorry if this is in the wrong forum place
- 28-Jun-12, 01:08 AM #2
Reptile Licence Information - State by State
Scroll down to W.A.'s list.
Posted this for you Westerner's more than once...
You should really move interstate kid, W.A. is probably the worst state to live in aside from Tas as far as being a reptile keeper goes.
Also the milksnake is a colubrid, and an illegal species in Aus. The closest we have are Green Tree Pythons, and they're definitely not a first timer snake...
First of all, there is no need to apologise. You are interested in getting a snake for a pet and just don’t know where to start. That is entirely normal.
It sounds like you want a small non-venomous snake. The snake that meets your requirements and is available in WA is a Stimson’s Python. They only grow to 1m and are an excellent animal for beginning snake keepers to cut their teeth on.
Unfortunately you have a bit of homework to do first. You need to research the needs of your snake and its captive care. You need to ensure that you can meet its needs on an on-going basis. For example, you will need a reliable source of quality feed items for it. You also need to familiarise yourself with the legal requirements in WA.
It sounds a bit daunting and the initial learning curve is pretty steep. However, it is also enjoyable and knowing you are learning about how to best care for an intended pet makes it an exciting challenge. Bottom line is that it is it not difficult but you do need to be thorough.
Here are some resources to get you underway. Firstly, some excellent articles by Simon Stone PhD one of Australia’s top commercial breeders and highly respected... http://www.southernxreptiles.com/RA%20ARTICLE%20PAGE.htm
Next is the relevant information for licensing in WA on the DEC Naturebase Website...
WA has a herpetological society WAHS and a website which has useful information and links...
The best book to purchase with respect to your intended animal is...
BlueEverything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
- "The most venomous snake in the world is the one that just bit you." Viperkeeper
- 28-Jun-12, 04:59 AM #5
- 28-Jun-12, 12:13 PM #6
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- Port Stephens, NSW
Well said Blue, I was going to put something similiar to that so
+15 x Jungles, 2 x Spotted's, 2 x Bredli's and 1 x Central Beardie
- 28-Jun-12, 01:15 PM #7
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- Ipswich, QLD.
Hi and welcome. +1 for any Antaresia really. Stimson's being small might be a great place to start as Blue suggested.
In time I think your mother will become more accepting and may eventually even get to a point where she'll touch or hold it after seeing you handling it. It'll take time but in most cases people tend to come around. This won't lessen her fear of all snakes, though, probably just yours. And it's sensible and perfect human nature to be wary or in some cases scared of snakes. Don't force it on her at all and things should go smoothly. I was terrified of snakes until I held one. My husband wasn't too fussed on them either but he came around with time. Now I want to buy them all!
Best of luck with it and enjoy the forums.
+1 for a Stimson's! Also while you say you'd prefer not to have a python, they're basically it as far as Australian non-venomous snakes go. And as Blue said, they're only very little pythons, as well as being quite beautiful, and generally possessing lovely temperaments.
thank you so much!! those links were all really helpful especially for my mum who is slowly coming around to the idea thank you so much for taking the time to answer!!
thank you so much for replying! my mum is really coming around to the idea slowly!
thank you all for all you help!!
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