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Old 02-21-04, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, it ALL depends on what type of snake interests you, and what you can care for the best. As for boids, Ball pythons can be a great starter snake. They rarely exceed 5 feet, I've never been bit by any of my Ball pythons, though it can happen if you mess with them during shed cycles, feeding times, etc.

As far as boids, I would also suggest Hog Island boas (maybe), rosy boas, dwarf boas (i.e Cay Caulkers, etc). Boids usually require a bit higher humidity levels than colubrids, but I think that's the fun part. When everything is good, and they're eating for you, you know your doing what your supposed to.

As for Colubrids, I can think of corn snakes and Kingsnakes. Those are great little snakes that are forgiving, usually GREAT eaters, and don't require high humidity or temp levels.

There was a thread started similiar to this topic:

what python species is better to get?

If you just search around a bit in the snake forums, I'm sure something will catch your eye, then you can get more info on that particular species. Good luck.

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