what is a good start off snake???

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  1. dihsmaj

    dihsmaj Very Well-Known Member

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    Mm, I've seen some at the local petshop and they're common.
     
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    snakeluvver Very Well-Known Member

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    Cheap too, you can keep them in a Tupperware container for pretty much their whole lives.
     
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    yeah shame we cant keep them here in tassie :x
     
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    Get a bhp if you have the room. They rule!
     
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    There are a bunch of snakes that suit most people as their first, For me, my pair of Stimmos have been a great intro to keeping reptiles. There is nothing to say a Scrub python wouldnt make an ideal first snake for someone, though for most people this is not the case as compared to my stimmos, they could be struggling to give them the amount space and food they deserve when they reach their upper size. For the few who would be lucky enough to have a mate already with scrubbies and have the opportunity to get hands on experience over times with their day to day needs and husbandry, fully informed on the future needs of a scrubby - it would be rude not to let them keep one. If a keeper has done their homework and set themselves up with a species they'll enjoy for today and years to come, any species could be a good first reptile :b There are stacks of species out there, What species do you want to keep more than anything else? work towards that :b

    PS my first choice for a captive was a Thorny Devil, just a tad impossible for most people to keep but I still study toward and dream about keeping them one day
     
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    MR_IAN_DAVO Well-Known Member

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    I think that you think that you are still on the reptile emotions debate, Don't even go there for the poor young fellas sake.

    What he should get is one that he is emotionally attached to & suites his requirments & room & what mum & dad let him.

    Cheers
    Ian
     
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    Bredli for sure mate lol im only sayin that tho cause i have one, but from what ive heard from some ppl bigger pythons such as coastals and centrals plus there are probably more there just the 2 ive reseacrched and asked bout the most as there my favs that there normally the most docile placid snakes, spotteds tend to be very nippy when small so for some it could be a bit of a turn off trying to handle and get used to snakes, but im no expert so i dont want any one to take this information to depth its just my view on it not an expert view or one that should definately be followed just my opinion
     
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