I keep snakes and they make great pets
I have a corn (had another, but sold her)
I have 2 ball pythons and getting a burmese python and a boa shortly.
Snakes are very low maintenance, depending on what you see as low maintenance.
They need VERY specific care requirements which puts people off.
for example, they need proper temperature gradients, humidity levels and such.
But thats all easy stuff once you read up properly !
If you get a corn snake and your not into them biting or being a bit aggro, which is fine there non venomous then get an adult or a grown on snake as hatchlings tend to be pretty flighty and aggro, if you don't mind some bites(and i'm not saying you'll be bit, i had a hatchling and she was the finest but they can be bitey) then get a baby cos you can watch him grow and they always tame down after a while with handling
Onto handling, you don't have to handle everyday, in fact, they like to be left alone and do there thing. Water must be changed once every two days if not more often cos mine has a habit of pooing in his bowl
Feeding is fine, frozen thawed food is easily gotten and theres plenty of pet shops that sell it now.
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If your not big on how corn snakes look but want something similar in size and care then theres always:
Certain Boas(as some can get massive, others stay around 6feet as adults, which is a manageable size)
Royal(or Ball) Pythons (be sure to buy a CB animal from a breeder, i have bought my 2 from www.emeraldislereptiles.co.uk
and they are both excellent feeders, if you don't know what CB(Captive Bred) CF(Captive Farmed) or WC(Wild Caught) is then read up on it. As some pet shops do sell WC animals that don't feed and eventually die. like i said, not all pet shops do this, but some DO. so be careful!
Another cool snake that'd be good starting out is a Mexican Black King snake. There excellent snakes and extremely beautiful, being completely black
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