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    So, is started to get intereseted in getting a Snake,
    but i'm not quite sure wich snakes are suitable for a beginner.
    Wich ones would you recommend?
    I have a place where i can put the terrarium. It should be about maximum 200cm in length and 40 in depth. unfortunately that's all the Space i have.

    I would be happy to read about your opinion and maybe even experience with some Snakes.
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    hey there! as a first, I'd recommend a colubrid. Corn Snakes, King Snakes, Rat Snakes, and Milk Snakes are easy to begin with. you will almost never meet one that doesn't eat well. Corns are Kings are probably the most mild-tempered, but all 4 of those usually grow into mellow adults (tho they might be crabby as babies).

    one thing to consider - is there a herpetological society in your area? you may be able to adopt an adult snake, so you already know the adult temperament and eating patterns.
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    I'm not quite sure to be honest.
    I know there is a shop in my area where they sell mostly snakes, and even breed a lot of ball pythons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly_97 View Post
    I'm not quite sure to be honest.
    I know there is a shop in my area where they sell mostly snakes, and even breed a lot of ball pythons
    I don't think that it is a good idea to start having a phyton at home considering the fact that you are new to the hobby.

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    ball pythons aren't bad beginner snakes. there's no reason why you wouldn't want one in your home.

    sometimes they can be reluctant feeders, though, and require troubleshooting that's easier if you've had more experience. ball pythons are docile and gentle, and the biggest issue really is that a lot of people want a more active snake. colubrids are diurnal and have a higher metabolism, so they're out and about a little more. a ball python is a great TV watching companion, lol. my very first snake was a ball python and I fostered them for a rescue for several years.
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