show off your pets

  Joe R 14:19 08 Jul 2007
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Just a thread to see if anyone wants to show off their pets.

This may be an unusual one. My daughter has a pet Carolina corn snake named tango. Here he is in his vivarium. click here

and a better look at his size. click here

He is just under the six foot mark.

  Forum Editor 14:26 08 Jul 2007

and it isn't meant that way, I assure you, but isn't it a bit cruel to keep a six-foot snake in a tank that size - surely snakes are meant to be able to travel in search of food, it's their natural pattern of behaviour, isn't it?

As I say, I have no intention of being rude - I know little about snakes, and I just wondered.

  Joe R 14:43 08 Jul 2007

Forum Editor,
This tank is actually a foot longer than the recommended size for this snake.

He is very rarely in his tank anyway, and enjoys nothing better than running about, (slithering) the sofa etc.

When he gets fed (once per week) he is taken out of his tank, and makes straight for the spare (plastic) tank in which he feeds.

He is also very tame, loves being handled, and has never bitten, or tried to bite anyone.

  Stuartli 14:52 08 Jul 2007

I still prefer a pet with which you can interact - at least a dog, for instance, gets you out and about getting some exercise (the dog also benefits!)

  Kate B 15:02 08 Jul 2007

*is not very keen on snakes*

*won't be clicking the link*

Yup, I'm with Stuartli - give me a pet I can interact with any time.

*prods sleeping cat*
*gives up at total lack of response from inert snoring lump of fur*

Well, a pet I can most of the time interact with ;-)

  crosstrainer 15:16 08 Jul 2007

"He is also very tame, loves being
handled, and has never bitten, or
tried to bit anyone"

Yet!

Dogs, cats, yup, snakes no thanks!

  crosstrainer 15:17 08 Jul 2007

I thought you cat slept on your keyboard? This must inhibit you work output badly!

  Guardianangel 15:26 08 Jul 2007

I don't think snakes or any other exotic animals make suitable pets.

Domesticated animals only for me.

  Joe R 15:39 08 Jul 2007

I've got to say he has his good points as well.

For instance when salesmen/women come calling, there is no pushiness to try and gain entry to sell their wares, when you answer the door with a snake wrapped around your neck.

  jimv7 15:42 08 Jul 2007

Joe R

For instance when salesmen/women come calling, there is no pushiness to try and gain entry to sell their wares, when you answer the door with a snake wrapped around your neck.

Even better results with my 3 German shepherds at the door.

  Joe R 15:45 08 Jul 2007

jimv7,

I'm sure it would be better results. :)

The strange thing is, when he is out of his tank, most adults won't come into the house, never mind living room, but with almost all of the kids it's "Aw can I hold him".

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