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    Hello Everyone, I decided to join this site after lurking for for time. I don't currently have a snake but i always wanted one but was never able to get one because my mother is scared of them and it's almost impossible for me to find a independent living situation that doesn't involve me having to pour in lots of money for the long run in the meantime. Whenever i'm able to get a snake, I'm thinking of getting either a Ball, a Woma, a Bredli or a Boa. I'm looking forward to meeting and hanging out with everyone!
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    Re: New Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticVikingNerd View Post
    Hello Everyone, I decided to join this site after lurking for for time. I don't currently have a snake but i always wanted one but was never able to get one because my mother is scared of them and it's almost impossible for me to find a independent living situation that doesn't involve me having to pour in lots of money for the long run in the meantime. Whenever i'm able to get a snake, I'm thinking of getting either a Ball, a Woma, a Bredli or a Boa. I'm looking forward to meeting and hanging out with everyone!
    Well for starters welcome to the forums.

    That sucks about the situation, but hopefully you're able to get a snake you want. I would probably recommend a ball out of those choices.

    They have a lot of good information on the forums, and then a lot of people with experience.
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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome !!
    Make sure you do your research beforehand as those options all offer , very , very different experiences..


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    Re: New Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticVikingNerd View Post
    Hello Everyone, I decided to join this site after lurking for for time. I don't currently have a snake but i always wanted one but was never able to get one because my mother is scared of them and it's almost impossible for me to find a independent living situation that doesn't involve me having to pour in lots of money for the long run in the meantime. Whenever i'm able to get a snake, I'm thinking of getting either a Ball, a Woma, a Bredli or a Boa. I'm looking forward to meeting and hanging out with everyone!
    Welcome to the forum!

    I wasn't allowed to have snakes while still living with my folks either, so I feel ya!

    The best advice I can give you at this point is read, read, read, study, study, study. The more prepared you are when the time comes the better the experience will be for you and your new snake.
    Have your equipment and enclosure set up and dialed in BEFORE bringing the snake home.

    As for the species you're considering, BPs are very popular due to their manageable size and docile temperament. They are awesome first snakes despite their finicky eating habits.

    As for the others you're considering, I've never kept any of those species, so I won't say much on them. I have heard womas are a pretty easy species to keep and are typically docile. Carpets can be nippy but will usually outgrow that with some size and with regular handling . Boas, I would say consider what locality very carefully. Some can get pretty massive, especially for a newbie. But their temperaments are supposed to be fantastic.

    I'm currently looking at boas and learning more, hoping to make a boa my next addition.

    Aside from reading, studying, watching YouTube videos, etc... try to go to a reptile expo if you can. It's a great way to see lots of species up close and gain some first hand experience. There are typically plenty of species of varying ages and sizes and you can often handle many of them.

    Good luck, keep asking questions and keep us posted
    ...life is beautiful...

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    The only thing I can add is that these snakes are a 20-30 year commitment.

    You want to make sure that college, military and lengthy travel plans are completed or not in the picture. College dorms and many apartments do not allow snakes. If traveling somewhere abroad, itís a lot to ask friends or family to care for a snake for a month or three; that is if you can find someone not afraid to do so.

    Welcome aboard and enjoy your stay.
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    Re: New Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reinz View Post
    The only thing I can add is that these snakes are a 20-30 year commitment.

    You want to make sure that college, military and lengthy travel plans are completed or not in the picture. College dorms and many apartments do not allow snakes. If traveling somewhere abroad, itís a lot to ask friends or family to care for a snake for a month or three; that is if you can find someone not afraid to do so.

    Welcome aboard and enjoy your stay.
    VERY good advice and something to take into consideration.

    It's definitely harder to find somebody to snakesit than say catsit. It's also harder to find roommates that are willing to live with a snake in the apartment. And you'd be surprised how many landlords don't allow pets, and sometimes snakes specifically.

    It stinks having to rehome them for whatever reason as well. I had to rehome mine years ago and it was so hard to do. I still wonder if they are living good lives wherever they are...
    ...life is beautiful...

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    Welcome to the forum. There are so many excellent and helpful people here.

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    Re: New Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Welcome !!
    Make sure you do your research beforehand as those options all offer , very , very different experiences..


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    Yep, Research is always important before getting a pet. Couldn't agree more.

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    Re: New Guy

    I really appreciate all welcoming and advice everyone is giving me so far. Thank You.

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