About Snakes

Snakes are a very popular range of exotic pet in the UK. Some like the Royal python or Corn snake are usually a reptile keepers first pet and for good reason. They are easy to keep, don't get too large and are usually very freindly. Some can live 20 years on average and only need warmth, one meal a week (or one a fortnight when older) and fresh water.

Alongside these very common snakes are a multitude of alternatives. Some, like the kenyan sand boa or western hognose snake, might reach a maximum length of 1-2ft. Others, like carpet pythons and common boas, might grow to 6-10ft in length. As they come from all over the world we would usually create a set up based on the species, when they are most active and what heat, humidity or light they would usually get in the wild.

Snakes are a great choice of pet for people who might not have much time for upkeep or haven't got much space for an enclosure in their home. The sheer variety displayed in this range means that a perfect snake can be found for almost any space. They display beautiful colours and patterns, some species like the Royal python can have hundreds if not thousands of variations.

It's easy to provide the perfect environment at home for a snake. Northampton Reptile Centre have everything you will need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.