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How to Care for Your Rough Green Snake

How to Care for Your Rough Green Snake

Rough green snakes (Opheodrys aestivus) are small, arboreal, diurnal snakes native to the southeastern United States and northwestern Mexico. They tend to prefer wet habitats like swamps and woodlands where they can cruise the branches of bushes and small trees...

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How to Care for Your Milksnake

How to Care for Your Milksnake

Milksnakes (Lampropeltis sp.) are a group of small- to medium-sized, terrestrial snakes widespread throughout North America, Central America, and South America as far south as Ecuador. Milksnakes have conquered a wide variety of habitats, from arid habitats to grassland to...

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How to Care for Your Hognose Snake

How to Care for Your Hognose Snake

Hognose snakes (Heterodon nasicus) are small, fossorial, diurnal snakes native to North America, from southern Canada, through the central United States, to northern Mexico. They can be found in a wide variety of habitats, particularly prairie and rocklands. Hognose snakes...

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How to Care for Your Gopher Snake

How to Care for Your Gopher Snake

Gopher snakes (Pituophis catenifer) are a group of medium to large, terrestrial, diurnal snakes native to the western half of the US, southwestern Canada, and northern Mexico. They can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including woodland, desert,...

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How to Care for Your Garter Snake

How to Care for Your Garter Snake

Garter snakes (Thamnophis sp.) are small- to medium-sized, terrestrial, diurnal snakes widespread throughout North America and Central America. They can be found in a variety of habitats. Depending on the species, garter snakes can be as small as 18” long...

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How to Care for Your Children’s Python

How to Care for Your Children’s Python

The Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) is a small, terrestrial, nocturnal snake found in northern Australia. They have adapted to a wide variety of habitats, but generally prefer sparsely wooded areas, rocky outcrops, or caves with roosting sites. Children’s pythons are...

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How to Care for Your African House Snake

How to Care for Your African House Snake

The African house snake (Boaedon fuliginosus) is also known as the brown house snake. They are small- to medium-sized, terrestrial, nocturnal snakes found throughout western and sub-Saharan Africa. They have adapted to a wide variety of habitats, including scrubland, woodland,...

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How to Care for Your Rosy Boa

How to Care for Your Rosy Boa

Rosy boas (Lichanura trivirgata) are small, terrestrial snakes native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Their preferred habitat is semi-arid to arid areas such as rocky mountain slopes and dry shrublands.  Rosy boas can grow anywhere between 1.5-4’...

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How to Care for Your Rainbow Boa

How to Care for Your Rainbow Boa

Brazilian rainbow boas (Epicrates cenchria cenchria) are medium-sized, semi-arboreal, nocturnal snakes native to the central South America, particularly the Amazon River Basin area. They tend to prefer tropical rainforest for habitat, and divide their time between the forest floor, low...

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How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Boa

How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus) are medium to large arboreal snakes native to the Guyana and Amazon Basin areas of South America. They prefer lowland tropical rainforests for habitat, spending most of their time in the trees, with occasional trips...

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How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Boa

How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Boa

Dumeril’s boas (Acrantophis dumerili) are medium to large, terrestrial, crepuscular snakes native to Madagascar. Although this island is best known for its jungles, it also has an area of dry forest in the southwest portion of the island, and that’s...

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How to Care for Your Carpet Python

How to Care for Your Carpet Python

Carpet pythons are a group of large semi-arboreal snakes in the Morelia genus. There are 8 different species and subspecies of carpet python: Morelia bredli (Centralian Carpet Python) Morelia imbricata (Southwestern Carpet Python) Morelia spilota cheynei (Jungle Carpet Python) Morelia...

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