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Before you acquire a pet snake give some thought to how much it will really cost
They are very low maintenance. A growing snake will only need to eat once every one to two weeks depending on how fast you want your snake to grow. The more you feed your snake the faster it grows. Average monthly cost of feeding a 1 to 2 year old snake 15 to 20 dollars! All you have to do is keep a fresh bowl of water in the cage at all times, cost to you, zip! Spot clean the cage periodically as needed, time wasted for you, two minutes! So basically for two minutes a week and for about 15 to 20 dollars a month you have a very cool, low maintenance pet. And it only gets easier. As your snake matures and the food gets a little bigger, they will only have to eat once a month as long as what you are feeding is large enough.
You are too kind. Thanks for such positive feedback. I only wish I had more time to write articles and answer questions. To be honest, I’m not sure how to answer your questions. I’ve spent no time in Hong Kong, am not familiar with what snakes are typically sold there, and have no contacts there to help steer you toward good pet stores or breeders. I would be very hesitant to order snakes from overseas, as you could come up against very high shipping costs exceeding the cost of the snake, customs issues, and longer travel time, which could be harmful to your pet. I know that it does happen with success, but I’ve never shipped overseas myself.
Sep 27, 2011 - How much does a pet snake cost
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The estimates below are expressed in US Dollars and based on prices of food, accessories, and veterinary care in the Pacific Northwest, USA; your expenses may vary. However, they are excellent guidelines! This list covers dogs, cats, rodents, ferrets, fish, birds, amphibians, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, and crustaceans. For each, we discuss the initial cost (when you first buy the pet), and the maintenance cost (which you will pay year-round).This isn’t to discourage anyone from getting a pet snake. It is just so that you can see that actual cost of keeping a snake as a pet. Sometimes we find someone giving away a snake and it never occurs to us how much free can really cost. Before you acquire a pet snake give some thought to how much it will really cost. The initial purchase price is only one very tiny part of the overall cost of a snake. Just like any other pet snakes require vet visits, food, shelter, water, and more. Unlike cats and dogs snakes require specially suited environments to live in. Heating pads and lights running 24/7 will run up your energy bills very quickly.
One of the largest costs of owning a snake is the cost of a tank for it to live in. When it comes time to buy a new tank for your pet snake it is always wise to prepare before hand if possible. There will be times when you don’t have time to prepare and you’ll just have to spend whatever you have to spend. More often than not however you’ll have plenty of time to shop around for the perfect tank at the best possible price.