6 Friendly Pet Snakes For Beginners

The Corn Snake is the most well-liked snake for beginners. They live in terrestrial settings and are native to the United States. Usually having dark red-black markings, these snakes range in color from red-brown to orange.

Corn Snake

However, many snakes that are raised in captivity come in a range of hues. Baby corns are 10 to 12 inches long and can reach lengths of 3 to 4 feet. Although they can be professionally caught in the wild, captive-bred animals are considerably healthier and have better temperaments.

Corn Snake

The King Snake's most well-known subspecies is the California King. They are also native to the United States and can reach lengths of 2.5–5 feet (about the same as a Corn Snake).

California King Snake

They are often brown-black in color with yellow bands, stripes, or speckles. These reptiles are active during the day rather than at night, in contrast to corn snakes. But they should still experience regular daylight and nighttime hours.

California King Snake

The "ball" that ball pythons like to curl themselves in to feel protected is how they got their name. They are native to west and central Africa, prefer living in grasslands, and most likely nest in rodent burrows. Throughout the day, they prefer to conceal, and at midnight, they become active.

Ball Python

Ball Pythons are normally brown with lighter spots, however they can be any color when they are grown in captivity. Adults can live for 20 to 30 years and are typically between 3.5 and 5 feet long.

Ball Python

Brown-rosy-pink in color, rosy boas adapt well to captivity. They are frequently observed along areas of Mexico's and the United States' west coasts. Rosy Boas are easy for beginners to handle because they are naturally curious, rarely bite or strike, and enjoy being handled.

Rosy Boa