Having a snake as a pet in the home? It might look creepy but there are hundreds of people who love to have them as pets. They keep them in good humor and are considered a part of their daily lives. It also is quite possible that the fangs might have been taken out to prevent being bitten by a few poisonous snakes. Whatever may be the action taken, when it comes to taking care of snake, there are quite a few things to be kept in mind. First and foremost it is important to make up your mind whether you will be able to take care of snake as a pet. It requires knowledge, information and some bit of handling skills and also the right feeding skills. Over the next few lines we will try and find out the various points to be kept in mind when it comes to taking care of your snake. We will specifically look at the various situations when it might be necessary to take your snake to the vet.
As Soon As You Bring It Home
The moment you bring the snake to your home, or even before that you would do better to take it to a vet. It will help you to find out about the overall health and well being of the cat. A visit to the vet will ensure that your pet snake is free from worms, parasites and other microorganisms and insects which could compromise and damage its health over a period of time without you knowing about it.
Look For Those Abnormal Signs
Snakes by nature are extremely alert reptiles and they are always on their toes so to say. Hence you must be sure as a pet owner that your pet snake is exhibiting normal behavior at all points of time. The tongue should be always on the move which means that it is in good health. If you find that the tongue is either protruding or not being taken in and out you should not ignore this warning. It could mean that something is worrying the snake and it is time you took it to a good vet.
Temperature, Shedding of Skin Should Be Monitored
Apart from the above you must regularly check the temperature of the snake. A normal snake should have a temperature in the range of 30 degrees Centigrade. Plus or minus one or two degrees is acceptable but anything below or more than that certainly proves that there is something wrong with the snake. Further snakes have a regular habit of shedding their outer skin and this is a sign of their normal health. Hence as a snake pet owner you must he sure that these two vital signs are monitored regularly to avoid any problems.
Finally the regular habits of the snake should also be kept in mind. It should eat well and do so regularly apart from being regular in its excretory habits. A day or two of missing out on these habits is fine but it if continues for a three or four days you must be alert and immediately take it to a vet.