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Old 12-04-17, 09:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Decisions.

Corn snakes come in hundreds of color morphs. They are a good choice, usually have nice dispositions--except for Honey morphs--and if you don't want orange you don't have to get orange. I have some that are eye-poppingly red (Cayenne Fires), pure white (Blizzards and Whiteouts) and yellow as well (Butter and Gold Dust). They also come in Anery and just about every other color and pattern that you could want.

King snakes are hit and miss. Some are nice and some live to bite you, depending on the individual. They also vary quite a bit in size.

Stimson's pythons are another tiny Australian python from the genus Antaresia but they retain their juvenile colors / patterns better than the others and have a nice iridescent sheen as well. Very nice disposition. They can be hard to find though.

A house snake is a good bet too. I love those little guys.

I also agree with the rosy boa suggestion.

Some milk snakes tend to be flighty and Hondurans can get fairly large. My picks would be #1 Mexican milk snake. Great color, mild disposition. #2 Nelson's milk snake. A little more shy but not spastic and also great color. My Mexican milks are gorgeous, easy to handle and never miss a meal.

Ball pythons are great. Males mostly stay smaller than females. They can be tricky to keep at the right humidity depending on your climate and some are very picky eaters. I'd say they would make a better second snake unless you read up on them and decide you're OK handling that. They also tend to be fairly sedentary. However they are gentle and--I think, anyway--very cute.
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