just found out that my younger sister has a gopher snake as a pet but i'm really thinking it may actually belong to her live-in boyfriend along with the tarantula...i've really never heard of a pet gopher snake...garter, corn, milk & king, yeah but gopher?
unless my sister has undergone some kind of complete and radical personality change i really cant see her going "i want a snake and a really big spider as pets."
anyone wanna shed some light on this?
are gopher snakes considered pet material?
my current collection
1.0 better half
0.1 mojave ball python (Nyx)
0.1 Dumerils Boa (Hemera)
1.0 Eastern Box turtle
3.4.? rats (? = litter coming any day now)
0.1 dutch rabbit (Lucy)
my "future hopefuls"
0.0.1 pied cockatiel 0.0.1 white bellied caique 0.0.2 guinea pigs
Great pets! I've had several. I regret trading my last pair. Most mellow out with gentle handling, but some will always be fiesty. Even my "fiesty" ones were mostly all talk and would rather hiss and make a lot of noise then bite.
Yup, they can be great pets. Like the other poster said, it's a crap shoot. Your odds for getting a docile snake is higher with corns though. I have an axanthic sonoran gopher that is the most docile lapdog snake i have in my modest collection. He's never hissed or rattled his tail even when i bother him when he's in shed.
Pituophis are the most impressive Colubrids, in my opinion. They make great pets. The only drawback is that they have extremely fast metabolism. Which means they eat a lot and $#!t even more.
I used to have abround 25 various pines but just couldn't take the daily cleaning and smell anymore. Would still love to have like 1 or 2 though, just cause they're awesome.
This is true. I don't know what it is about most colubrids (corns and pits especially), but they can destroy a tank/tub! Our balls and carpets don't really smell much, but I know before opening the door to our snake room if even one of our smallest corns took a dump! Its right up there with a cat's litterbox.