Exotic pets are extremely in demand, and it is easy to see why people would like to have a pet snake. However, snake care is important to understand BEFORE you have one. Some people will not like the things that you have to do with a snake, and feeding them is one of those things. So, in this short article, we will look at how to feed a pet snake. We will tell you some of their main foods, and how you should give them to the snake. All snakes are carnivorous and will eat their prey whole. If you feel uneasy about that, then do not get a snake.
So, should you feed live animals to your snake? The simple answer is no. Even small mice can bite your snake and cause life-threatening infections. Furthermore, there is a lot of emotional distress caused by being hunted, too. Therefore, you should only ever train your pet snake to eat dead prey. Luckily, frozen mice and rats are available at most pet stores, so you don’t have to do it yourself. If you ever get offered a snake that eats live prey, do not take it. The amount and regularity you need to feed them will depend on size and age. Young, small snakes will need to be fed a couple of times a week, while larger, older snakes will only need feeding once a week. If you are unsure about your own pet, you should consult a vet for proper guidance.