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Old 02-28-21, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb-2021
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Insight on snakes/reptiles

Hi all !

Iím new here so Iím not quite too sure how everything works just yet here on the forum but I will try my best. I guess I will just get right to the point of why I decided to join this forum.

I came across a tank which was going to be thrown away. I asked if I would be able to buy it since it was in too good of shape to just go to waste in the trash. I took it home and gave it a good wash, now I am yet to determine what to do with it. I could either consider get new pet or just sell it and use the money for something else. I have been doing some research on what kinds of nonaquatic animals are suitable to live in the size of tank I have, especially at full grown since I donít have too too much space at the moment. I would love to give an animal a new home. I already own a crested gecko and wouldnít mind adding another reptile to the animal crew.

I grew up around snakes in the wild and occasionally caught them. Donít worry, we released them shortly after. I wouldnít mind owning a snake, my only issue is that I donít really feel comfortable feeding mice or rats, for personal reasons. No, I am not afraid of either ones. I did some research and read that there are some snakes that donít require a diet of mice or rats and I was wanting to learn more about those ones.

I believe the tank is approximately 40 gallons. I will of course do extensive research on whichever animal I consider getting but I just want to know which ones may be suitable beforehand so I can narrow down the search a bit more. I am also open to getting another sort of animal that would live happily in such a tank if anyone has better suggestions. I wouldnít be against handling the reptile but I totally understand if they are more of a viewing kind of pet.

I just want to warn you all in advance that if I am able to proceed with getting a new addition, I will most likely ask a lot of questions and it may get annoying at times. I apologize in advance but I promise you that it is just because I want to know all I can before even considering taking in a new animal.

Thatís really all I can think of off the top of my head at the moment but if I think of anything else, I will be sure to update this thread. Thank you in advance

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