I wanted a snake or tarantula and got shot down. Geek's squeamish abt spiders (you should here the yelp and flurry of vengeance when he finds one in the house.) Apparently snakes are a nonstarter as well. Then again. I was the one to shoot down fish ( I would live in perpetual fear of an aqaurium failure related flood.) We agreed on the mutt(s) and potential offspring.
Wait, hang on, so you didn't tell the wife to say that was the name you were using? What's going on?! Sheer anarchy, I tell you!
(It is a good name.)
[QUOTE=canio6;1056298] It's one of the things I like about them - little guys that act tough but are really cuddly little suckers.
Sounds like my kind of snake. My friend with the Python was bitten several times. He eventually gave him to another giant snake enthusiast.
Tristan's bff has a pet tarantula and we have a friend with a pet snake. I think I like 4 legged beasts the best. One of my uncles kept a snake pit in the wall in his house and when I saw that at 8 years old, I freaked out. Would never allow a snake or bird in my house ever. I would be ok with a tarantula though.
[QUOTE=Pebbles67;1056372]Sounds like my kind of snake. My friend with the Python was bitten several times. He eventually gave him to another giant snake enthusiast.[/QUOTE]
Ah, I do not have the space or enthusiasm for a giant snake. I honestly wonder how ethical it is to sell the larger snakes in pet stores. Not that people who do the necessary preparation should be denied them, but I've seen 10 year olds walking out of stores with small reticulated pythons. I wonder if their mom knows that little snake could grow to be 20 feet. I am guessing not based on the number dumped in the Everglades.
[QUOTE=geostump;1056793]Would never allow a snake or bird in my house ever. I would be ok with a tarantula though.[/QUOTE]
That's too bad. Snakes can be great pets. They don't bark, they don't need a litter box, they don't mark your furniture or need walks. They are cheap to feed. They are relatively cheap to house. They can also be very friendly. My old snake used to sit in my hand and watch TV.
What is the lifespan of your new snake?
[QUOTE=Pebbles67;1056844]What is the lifespan of your new snake?[/QUOTE]
15 years or so on average.
[QUOTE=canio6;1056298]We handled him for about 15-20 minutes in the store. He was very friendly, calm, and inquisitive. From what I have read/experienced hognoses in general tend to be pretty docile. They are big on show as their two main defense mechinisms are puffing out their heads and hissing to look like a rattlesnake and if that doesn't work playing dead. Even when they 'bite' they mainly fake it and just smack you with their nose. It's one of the things I like about them - little guys that act tough but are really cuddly little suckers.
I like the name too, sadly I can't take credit for it :D[/QUOTE]
Ohhhh myyyy *ssssqqqqqqqqquuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*
A wittle hognoses! :o
I LOVE them!
i am typically girly horrified by poisonous snakes but find nonpoisonous snakes to be delightfully adorable
i saw a baby (corn snake iirc) snake at a pet store a few months back, and communed for a minute. he split his whole head in half making a yawn motion and i was all a-squee
he was expensive tho. so he didn't come home with me.