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But if this is your first pet snake you might want to consider purchasing a king snake or a milk snake. There are numerous sub-species that fall into these two closely-related snakes; this means you will have a variety of different colors and patterns to choose from. In addition these snakes are generally non-aggressive and easy to care for. Getting to Know the King Snake and the Milk Snake King snakes and milk snakes are interesting creatures for a number of different reasons. For starters the colors and patterns found on some of these snakes can look very similar coral snakes which are very venomous snakes with yellow and red bands of color. In fact the only real difference in appearance between a coral snake and a king or milk snake with the same coloring is the act that king and milk snakes have a line of black touching the red bands.
King and Milk snakes are a sensible choice as a first snake pet. These breeds are often terribly docile extremely hardy and awfully simple to take care of. There are some species possessing a bit of an inclination to be nippy so it is always best to be aware particularly when you re setting up your king and milk snake care program. Adult snakes will change in size according to the species and sub-species. However most appear to range between twenty inches to over eight feet or more. From memory the longest recorded as at 2005 was 82 inches and it (the record) was held by an Eastern Chain King Snake. These snakes can live for anywhere between ten to fifteen years typically and up to a record twenty-three years in captivity. Naturally this relies on the level of king and milk snake care that you administer.
When you first bring your snake home it s best to leave it alone for two days without handling it. This may permit it to settle in and bounce back from any stress from the relocation. With juvenile snakes you need to permit a week between feedings and when it does eat again leave it alone for a pair of days so that it can digest its food correctly. Never handle a snake if it is off its food or when it may look sick. For minors see a vet if the snake hasn t eaten for over two weeks and in the case of adults see a vet if the snake hasn t eaten for 3-4 weeks. Always see the vet with your snake once or more a year for a comprehensive check up. Have you been considering purchasing a snake as a pet? There are many different types of snakes available at specialty pet stores.