August 28th, 2018 by Kristie Real
March 20th, 2018 by Alicia Sandino
If you’re looking for snakes for sale as pets, you’re most likely doing as much research as you can. After all, you need to know what sort of pets snakes make to ensure you make the right choice. There are many snakes for sale that actually make great pets because they’re easy to care for and are unlike traditional pets. All they need are proper enclosures for their size, the right food and a few necessities to place in their enclosure.
The most common question when it comes to snakes for sale is what to feed them. Snakes normally eat rats or mice. Since pet snakes are carnivores, rats and mice are a balanced meal for them. However, there are some species that might also eat things like young rabbits, gerbils, chickens and guinea pigs. Some vets also recommend that some snakes are given frogs, insects, earthworms, eggs and other reptiles, too but not necessarily for the snakes commonly sold as pets.
Do Boa Constrictors For Sale Need Live Food?
If you’re particularly interested in boa constrictors for sale, you might wonder if they need live food. Feeding boa constrictors live rats and mice might be a bit hard to handle for some. If that’s the case, you should feed your boa pre-killed prey. If you feed your boa live prey, your snake might not eat it right away. When this happens, the prey can bite or gnaw at the snake as a way to protect itself. Look for boa constrictors for sale that are proven feeders and are eating frozen-thawed rats or mice instead. You can buy both live prey and frozen-thawed at many online reptile stores as well as at local pet shops depending on your preference. Remember when shopping different boas for sale you will need to also take the species into consideration when it comes to food items.
How Much Food Should You Give Boas For Sale?
Now if you have decided you want to feed your boa frozen prey, it’s time to address how much you should feed it. The amount of food boas need will depend on their age, size and species. When feeding boas, make sure that the prey isn’t bigger than half the diameter of the boa to help with digestion. You can ask your vet or a pet store employee the exact amount of food for the types of boas for sale you are shopping for will need. You should feed boas whole prey. Since a boa’s jaw isn’t fused together, you don’t have to cut the food into smaller pieces. This allows boa constrictors to swallow their prey whole.
Do Pet Snakes For Sale Need Water?
Pet snakes for sale do need water in their enclosures. They drink water, but not very often. A large, shallow bowl of water will suffice. Pet snakes for sale might even soak it in and maybe relieve themselves in the bowl as well. Plus as a bonus the evaporation from the water will add humidity to the enclosure.
December 14th, 2015 by Shelby Lowry
When most people think about buying their first pets, reptiles for sale at their local pet store probably isn’t their first choice. But once you understand what makes reptiles the best pets, you’ll start searching for a new scaly friend in no time. We all know that dogs and cats make great pets. But no one ever mentions how great owning a reptile can be. So let’s see what makes them great pets.
Your choices are practically unlimited.
When it comes to reptiles, you have an unbelievably wide range of animals to choose from. It’s not only because of the countless species, but also the different combinations (or morphs) you can find. Morphs are really just a combination of two reptiles from the same species, which makes for beautiful patterns and coloration. They vary in size and temperament which makes your search for the perfect reptile pet even more fun! Regardless of what your preferences are, you can certainly find a reptile for sale that fits your lifestyle.
They can be low maintenance.
Unlike cats and dogs that need walking and training, reptiles only require handling and the usual feeding. Of course, there are some reptiles for sale that require more maintenance and time than others, so make sure you understand the needs of your reptile pet before you purchase it. For the most part, all they need is the right diet, lighting, and heating.
They make great companions.
You might be surprised to know just how much some reptiles enjoy the company of humans. Tortoises, for example, follow their owners around and hang out beside them. The bearded dragon is a naturally social reptile that loves the company of humans, too. Once you get used to handling your new pet, keeping each other company will become second nature.
Our Reptiles Are Shipped Safely
We know the shipping process can be stressful for reptiles so at xyzReptiles, we make it as smooth as possible for them. Before shipping, we consider weather conditions to make sure your pet arrives comfortably; you can even choose to pick them up at a convenient location or have your reptile shipped right to your door. With our Live Arrival Guarantee, we get our reptiles for sale to you in peak condition.
Our Reptiles For Sale Are Bred For Quality
As reptile lovers ourselves, we make sure that the reptiles for sale that we offer are of the best quality. We owe it to our customers to provide reptiles for sale that are in great health and either bred by us or sourced from professional breeders that we trust and have worked with for years, so you can have an experience with your reptile that exceeds your expectations.
I managed to stay away from selling reptiles online for almost 20 years because I didn’t think I had the right plan or the right website to make sure both the animals and the buyers had the best experience possible. This all changed earlier in the year when I teamed up with a great marketing and web design friend. With lots of hours at the drawing board and many team meetings with the web developers I feel that we can now offer our customers the best opportunity for buying reptiles online the right way.
Do reptile gifts make good holiday presents?
With the growing popularity of reptiles across the nation it is inevitable that many kids will have reptiles on their holiday wish lists. The first questions that parents have for me is whether or not reptile gifts are appropriate for the holidays. This isn’t really a morality issue but rather a question about how you make sure that your gift gets there safely and in a timely manner. The reality is that as holiday online shopping peaks in the days leading up to Christmas it becomes more and more important to have a plan in place to get your animals in and have them set up before the big day.
How do you go about shipping reptiles in winter?
With the availability of better packing materials and heating packs at our disposal it is not hard to make sure that a package arrives safe and sound at your door. When shipping reptiles in winter at xyzReptiles we first start with a solid foam molded or thick paneled shipping box to make sure that the animals are properly insulated. Then we provide plenty of absorbent materials inside the bag and around the bag in the box to ensure the animal isn’t wet or uncomfortable during shipping. We also use pre tested 40 hour heat packs to keep the animal warm long enough should there be a misstep in shipping and the delivery is delayed. Finally we use the quality shipping services of Ship Your Reptiles to ensure that no reptile gifts are left behind this holiday season. Together with our experience and the impeccable service of the good folks at SYR we will make sure that the right gift for the holiday season arrives safely and on time.