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    Re: species suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cam the Snake Man View Post
    I absolutely love Kenyan Sand Boa's and a male would be good in a 10 gal.
    I've never kept one but I think that's a great option for this "vacancy".

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    Re: species suggestions?

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!

    I'm definitely leaning towards the male African house snakes, Kenyan sand boas, or the hognoses. I've been looking at the house snakes ever since I decided to purchase my first reptile; I just love their color and disposition. I know a fair amount about hognoses, but I'd definitely need to do some research about all three and the differences betwixt them.

    I'd thought about geckos, but I'm not sure if I'm a gecko person - keeping live bugs in my house seems terrible. But I think I should give them a chance sometime!

    I've had bettas, but I got them from a big box pet store and followed their instruction to keep them in a tiny tank thinking that's all they needed. Needless to say, they lived a short, unfortunate life because I didn't do my part. I owe a LOT to the species so I think owning another betta CORRECTLY would be a good experience!
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    Re: species suggestions?

    I only “snake-sat” a friend’s African house snake many years ago, but they were very cool little snakes. Like most babies, hers were skittish at first but settled in really well and were great feeders.
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    Re: species suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    I only “snake-sat” a friend’s African house snake many years ago, but they were very cool little snakes. Like most babies, hers were skittish at first but settled in really well and were great feeders.
    That's one kind I've been tempted to get but never got around to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    That's one kind I've been tempted to get but never got around to.
    I don’t remember her setup other than tanks, but believe it was similar to that for most rat snakes. That said, a quick search indicates they need a basking site of 90F. She may have had this, it’s just been more years than I can accurately recall. At any rate, they were fun active little snakes that stayed pretty small.
    Duncan - 1992 0.1 Colombian redtail; Hudson - 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang - 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin - 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Eli - 1990 1.0 Normal ball python; Buttercup - 2015 1.0 Albino ball python; Artemis - 2015 0.1 Dragonfly ball python; Orion - 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe ball python; Button - 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy ball python; Piper - 2018 0.1 Piebald ball python; Belle - 2018 0.1 Lemonblast ball python; Sabrina - 2017 0.1 Mojave ball python; Selene - 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave ball python

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    Re: species suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolftrap View Post
    I've been looking at the house snakes ever since I decided to purchase my first reptile; I just love their color and disposition.
    They are really cool pets.
    Get a female if you have the choice (breeders tend to hold them back) and thus they are frequently in high demand.
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    We have a few leapord geckos that we keep in separate 10g tanks, perfect size for them and relatively easy to maintain. Great personalities and love to be handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    They are really cool pets.
    Get a female if you have the choice (breeders tend to hold them back) and thus they are frequently in high demand.
    just curious, why a female? temperament? usually females get larger than the males, is this not true in the AHS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadChoices03 View Post
    We have a few leapord geckos that we keep in separate 10g tanks, perfect size for them and relatively easy to maintain. Great personalities and love to be handled.

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    I wasn't aware you could keep leopard geckos in 10 gallons, I might do that! Usually I'm a snake person rather than lizards, but leopard geckos are so adorable.
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