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Postby Ryan95 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:52 am

Hi guys. I've never kept reptiles before but I'm looking into getting my first some time soon. I look forward to learning from you more advanced guys.
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Postby reptile » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:55 pm

Hey! :smt006
And welcome to the forum!! I'm shure you will learn allot :D !
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Postby krah » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:41 am

welcome Ryan!
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Postby Mitton » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:01 am

Welcome Ryan, have fun and search the forum, loads of info here.
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Postby du Preez » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:35 pm

Awesome. What kind of reptiles are you interested in? There will definitely be plenty of expertise to found here. Searching through old posts is a great way to catch up very quickly. Enjoy!
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Re: Hi

Postby Ryan95 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:27 am

Thanks for the welcome guys. I really keen on getting snakes. Looking forward to learning.
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Postby scalybunni » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:21 am

Do you have any snakes in mind Ryan95?
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Postby Ryan95 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:44 pm

Well I was thinking of a Corn Snake or a Brown House Snake. Do you have more suggestions? I'm open to all of them.
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Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Good choices, where are you based ?
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Re: Hi

Postby Ryan95 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:48 pm

I'm in KZN between Durban and PMB.
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Postby du Preez » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:24 pm

After 20 years of keeping all sorts of snakes, brown housies are still one of my favourite snakes!

If I lived in SA, I would be very tempted by a king snake - I think they're stunning and also excellent starter snakes (I had several when I was at varsity).

Good luck.
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Postby Ryan95 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:28 am

What are the pros and cons of Corn Snakes, Brown House Snakes and King Snakes? In terms of me getting my first snake. Thanks guys.
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Postby scalybunni » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:54 am

Great choices Ryan95!

Corns and Brown house snakes make great pets! They are easy to handle and are very tolerant of us humans. Definitely great snakes for beginners! I would also suggest Ball Pythons they are such sweethearts, though they are heavy bodied.

I have only handled one King snake before and it was a Florida King. He was just as calm and sweet but I cannot account for the general King Snake behavior.

How big of a snake will you be comfortable with though? Some people are okay with Corn snakes but intimidated by Ball Pythons. The King Snakes get rather big too, probably depending on which one you choose too.
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Postby du Preez » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:47 am

They're all awesome really… I suggest you search through some old posts on this forum, look at lots of pics, and read the odd informative article - and then forget all of that when you go into the pet shop and choose the snake that immediately takes your fancy! Have fun.
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Postby Ryan95 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:03 pm

I'm comfortable with these snake's adult sizes. The only snakes I wouldn't handle are the giant pythons and boas over 3m long. At least not as a beginner.
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