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Old 24-09-2013, 04:40 PM
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My boys and myself want a snake obviously they will want to handle it under my supervision. So my question is which snake is best to have please?
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Old 24-09-2013, 04:48 PM
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My boys and myself want a snake obviously they will want to handle it under my supervision. So my question is which snake is best to have please?
A nice grown on corn or royal python. I say grown on as hatchling corns can be flighty.
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Old 24-09-2013, 04:51 PM
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A friend I know has a royal python which is great with kids, however corns are good too! Just the general "tamer" of snakes
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Old 24-09-2013, 04:58 PM
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My 2 royals are Brill for my 3 kids to handle as they don't really do much!!my ratsnake on the other hand is a nightmare and is always trying to escape and can be abit snappy but only to my other half and my older boy was hoping she would grow out of it but she's 2 and still the same!!I guess it just depends on the snake!!
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Old 24-09-2013, 05:01 PM
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my kids (2 and 4 yrs old) happily handle my corn, supervised ofcourse. hes a normal, about 3ft and as daft as a brush. very trustworthy snake, never struck, bit or even hissed.

just remember, no matter what snake you go for, there will always be an exception to the rule. by that i mean that im sure there are some corns out there that are bitey and viv defensive etc.
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I would say a Royal Python
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Old 24-09-2013, 05:03 PM
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Another vote for Royal here - nice chunky size without being overwhelmingly large, slow moving, placid and docile, very rare to get a bitey one.

As much as I love my Corns, they can get very frisky/flighty once theyve decided enough is enough, and can bolt pretty quickly when they want to. They also have a tendency to crap on you randomly.
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How old are your children?
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Old 24-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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Carpet Python *nods*


Corn, but go older...IMO 2 years +, always lots of adults being rehomed due to people getting bored and wanting "the next big thing". They would of outgrown the flighty stage and then its just a matter of getting a well handled one, but on a whole corns are alright.


But yeah...Carpet Python

(Some need to pass the nippy stage, but handle it well, from a young age and they can be just as good as any other species. Both kids (2 and 9) handle under supervision my CB12 Jag. She's as mellow as can be, has a massive food response and regularly in display on her perches.)
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Old 24-09-2013, 05:24 PM
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Depends on the confidence of yourself and your children.

As it happens I have a couple of corns for sale 1 adult female carolina, 1 adult male hypo and 1 adult and huge male anery and I also have a hatchling female hypo.....just in case you're interested
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