pros and cons


Question by  CaseyThomas (34)

Is it good to keep northern ringneck snakes as pets?

Why or why not?


Answer by  SallyManda (308)

It is never a good idea to keep wild caught animals as pets. Many species have been faced with extinction due to over-harvest by humans. Please get pets from a responsible breeder. Ringneck snakes in particular, do not thrive in captivity. They tend to get stressed out, and can have a reduced lifespan.


Answer by  kjgoulet (460)

They are venomous but since their fangs are so small and they don't have actual glands that secrete the poison it's classified as nonvenomous. With their dosile nature it is safe for people to handle them unless they are shedding (more prown to bite.) But with the right care and the right handler they could be great pets.


Answer by  Max82 (270)

You should never keep a wild caught animal as a pet. These snakes stress when attempted to be kept in captivity and this leads to a loss of appetite and health problems. It is a much better idea to go to a reputable breeder and find out what type of snake is best for you.


Answer by  caporfirio (804)

You can have them as pets, but they do poorly in captivity. If you do decided to have one as a pet, keep in mind that they hibernate in November. They can eat ants, reptiles, and worms.


Answer by  Destiany (107)

Keeping northern ringneck snakes for pets is frowned upon as the snake itself is easily prone to stress thus leading to failure to eat properly and parasite issues due to stress which can kill the snake.

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