I was going to make this a poll, but only two choices seemed liken waste of time, so tell us your opinion now!
I don’t think snakes should be permitted to be imported into this country, period. So the Burmese python, the anaconda, and any other large snake that usually gets dumped outside to wreck havoc on the local ecosystem should never be permitted to be sold in pet shops or on the black market.
Now as far as domestic snakes go, something poisonous, like a rattlesnake should also go on the list.
So, if you just have to have a snake for a pet, get yourself a nice garter snake or something that won’t bother much of anyone if it gets loose.
I know farmers use rat snakes and such for rodent control, and that would be fine. I’ve never really thought the rat snake was considered a pet by the farmer any way.
To me, there is simply no purpose to have such an animal as a pet. I know it can demonstrate how tough and fearless you are and attract the ladies, but does watching a live mouse or rat squeezed and eaten get anyone excited? Ok, enough to see it at least once a day? Ok, as a pet, where you have to keep a few rats around too to feed them to your new best buddy?
I simply don’t get it. On many levels, it seems cruel to the snake itself, locked up in an aquarium that is too small from him and not properly cleaned. It’s not cuddly, and you can’t really pet one. So, what’s the allure?
I know there are probably snake owners out here and I am genuinely interested on what about a snake compels you to own one.is there something about that cuddly, no-legged reptile that I’m missing? Vote yes and tell us about it!
Or, if you agree with me that snakes should not be pets, and should never be imported, vote no and tell us why!