@saleengrinch owns house snakes, and says they are easy to care for. Some disagree with the statement though. I would personally trust that though. They are very small and can be fragile as babies.
Water snakes are pretty flighty and aren’t the best for handling because they musk a lot, even CBB. House snake care can be a little more challenging than some snakes depending on the sub-species. They are good so long as they are CBB and well started on mice. To my knowledge they have a shorter lifespan than some colubrids however.
I love the sunglow house snakes
This is spot on. Some of them can be very small and tough to establish feeding. But if you buy a pair from a solid breeder they will have already taken care of that part. A established eating house snake make awesome captives super easy!
I hear the aurora house snake is one of the more challenging, which would explain why not many work with them.
These are a separate species from the cape type. And they are definitely not a snake I would say is beginner friendly.
Has anyone here kept gopher snakes as a pet???
If you were to go with garter snakes you could keep multiple in the same tank. I suggest checking out snake discovery for info on garter snakes.
Oh thats true too
Ooh how abt African green bush snakes
I like most of the Old World Colubrids. If you are looking to stay under 6 foot it knocks out a few real nice snakes that get slightly longer like Blue Beauty Rat Snakes. Mandarin rats, rhino rats, bamboo rats, japenese rats, Russian rats are all nice in my opinion. I am sure I am missing a few others.
If you’re willing to put some work in a false water cobra could be a good option.
if you don’t mind the snake being a bit smaller then a classic plains hognose could be great.
idk abt the water cobra, I was maybee thinking about water snakes
Keep in mind garter snakes are lucky to live 10 years and often die for no reason.
African green bush snakes rarely eat anything other than lizards, and most are wild caught. They also stress a lot when handled and are not good for handling because of that.
I had a gopher snake when I was a kid, I still they are really underrated. I’d say they are slightly grumpier than corns but still have a really good personality
If you are wanting something that’s easy but still really fun gopher, pine, bull, and corn snakes are all honestly great.
As far as moderate size and handleability, don’t forget Kingsnakes and Milk snakes, Cal Kings and Hondos can be great beginner snakes with lots of morphs and color phases to choose from.
you know what, I second everyone who said bull, pine or gopher snakes.