If you’ve read the blog and the owner’s articles, you’ll know that there is much more to a snake than feeding it to rats and hanging it around its neck. From the temperature around the reptile cage/aquarium to everything it eats, you should pay attention to its daily needs – starting with reptile supplies.

For example, your snake’s home should be a cage or large aquarium where it feels comfortable. This means it should be able to move around freely, with enough room to move around and rotate. The lid of the cage should be secure enough that it cannot escape and the floor should be covered with torn newspaper. You can also visit https://reptiz.com/collections/reptile-accessories, to buy reptile accessories online.

Never coat the floor of your cage with anything that draws out ammonia or doesn’t dry quickly. Research the type of snake you will find so you know if it needs burial.

Snakes are cold-blooded so the temperature of the cage should be maintained properly. The best thing to do is to do some internet or in-store research to make sure you’re maintaining the proper temperature that your snake is used to (or usually lives with).

Most snakes live in areas with temperatures of 25 to 30 C (77 to 86 F), so purchase a thermometer from a reptile supply store to make sure your snake’s environment reflects that temperature.

When it comes to sunlight, or light of any kind, we cannot stress enough the importance of research. Some snakes are sensitive to light and can become sick or upset if they are not exposed to it. You should also remember that snakes enjoy their privacy. Always make sure that the snake’s watering vessel has water in it, so that it can get moisture. Dryness or dehydration can cause serious health problems for snakes.