Great bedding alternatives for your pet snake

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Snakes make great pets as long as you choose a reasonable kind for your experience level and of course, a healthy snake. Your snake needs a cage that is both a proper size and is made out of the appropriate material that does not cause harm to the snake. The cage should also have a proper lid.

There are a few unique kinds of substrate you can use in the cage to build a bed for the snake.

Newspaper

Paper is the most preferred kind used since it can be found anywhere. You can easily change it when the snake soils it and you can get it for free. A snake can easily burrow in paper so it is not ideal for species that burrow naturally. Since it is not a sort of decorative substrate, it works well if you’re on a budget.

Paper Towels

Like paper, paper towels make great snake bedding since they’re retentive and simple to get rid of when ruined. All you have to do it take them away when soiled and replace with a fresh pair. They’re most appropriate for snakes that don’t burrow naturally.

Sand

Sand is a more tastefully satisfying substrate for snakes when compared to paper towels and newspaper. The only downside about this is that snakes can burrow in sand and can be bad for the snake if ingested. Ingested sand causes impaction and grains of sand can get under the snake’s scales. This bedding likewise gets dirty easily and must be totally replaced from time to time. Before choosing this kind of substrate for your snake, be sure it is the best alternative.

Carpeting

Carpeting is a reasonable substrate for non-burrowing snakes. It’s modest in the event that you can use leftovers, however, you’ll require at least two bits of an appropriate size to fit in the cage. One piece can remain in the pen while you wash the other. Carpeting gets dirty easily so be prepared to wash them a lot.

Artificial Turf

Like carpeting, artificial turf functions admirably if you save several pieces that you can place in the snake’s cage while you clean the soiled one. Cleaning this type of material is relatively easy. It’s likewise tough and can last for a period of time, though its appearance starts to fade away after several washes.

This material looks so much like the snake’s natural habitat and it is also great because snakes cannot burrow in it. Get a huge piece at an interior beautifying store and chop it down into sizes that can fit into your snake’s cage.

Cypress Mulch

Cypress mulch is also a suitable substrate for snakes. They can dig around in the mulch and it holds dampness very well. It is alluring and has a lovely but not overpowering smell. This mulch is modest and can easily be gotten anywhere. You don’t have to take it out entirely when cleaning out the cage.

 

Before using the mulch in the snake’s cage, be sure to bake for 30 minutes first. This helps eliminate all the insects and mites that may have crawled into the substrate.

 

Aspen Shavings

 

Although pine and cedar shavings may not be appropriate for snakes, aspen shavings are quite great and get the job done. They are also great for cages where small snakes will be kept. They are also used for snakes that do not require high humidity. Due to too much moisture, the shavings may get moldy and particles can get under a bigger snake’s scales on its gut, which causes irritation.

Coconut Fiber Bedding

Coconut fiber bedding is a great and delicate fiber bedding for snakes and other sorts of reptiles. It has a natural smell battling properties, and it’s a “green” substance that allows snakes to burrow as much as they want.

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Popular snake species often kept as pets

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There are very nearly 2,800 diverse snake species that have been found on the planet. What’s more, that number changes frequently as more are found. In any case, not all types of snakes are kept as pets. The most ordinarily kept snakes are in the groups of Boidae, Pythonidae, and Colubridae but besides them, several other species of snakes are kept as pets.

Red-Tail Boa

A sort of boa constrictor, the red-tail boa is frequently found in the pet exchange or trade. Red-tails can grow up to 10 feet of length and don’t make great pets for those reluctant to make the duty to care for a snake that can live around 30 years and feed on rabbits or large rats. They are known for the particular red tip usually appearing at the end of their tails.

Kenyan Sand Boa

Growing to be about a foot and a half long, these are remarkable tunneling snakes. They are generally mild snakes that burrow their whole body under sand while keeping only their small head afloat the sand while stalking their prey. They are flawlessly shaded with brown and yellow patterns.

Ball Python

Ostensibly the most mainstream pet snake there is, the ball python is a docile and calm snake. They can grow for up to 3-5 feet and this can be achieved in just a few years. They earned their name from the tight ball they twist up into when they feel compromised or threatened. 

Burmese Python

This species of snakes can grow up to be very large but they are still seen as pets regardless. They are pretty docile, a little bit active than the regular ball python and can achieve a length of about 15-20 feet long. Sustaining these huge snakes isn’t for people who are not comfortable handling dead rats or other bigger prey items snakes are known to feed on.

Green Tree Python

Arboreal snakes add somewhat more enthusiasm to a typical snake enclosure. Green tree pythons love to constantly twist up in a rich cluster and cling to a little tree branch. Extremely dynamic green and sometimes yellow when fully grown, they can grow up to be about 7 feet long. This is the specific reason why they are often mistaken for an emerald tree boa.

Blood Python

The blood python is a stocky snake with beautiful patterns are known to be a little temperamental. Their tails are usually short and can achieve a length of about 8 feet when fully grown. They earned their name from the block red blotches generally found in their patterns.

King Snake

King snakes are smaller pet snakes, can grow up to 6-7 feet long and are closely related to the milk snake. They do not hesitate to eat up other snakes when they come across them, earning them their “king” name. It is always ideal to house them alone.

Milk Snake

Being of the same species like the king snake, the milk snake is most generally found in the pet trade and it bears the patterns of the Batesian mimicry, also known as the venomous coral snake. Whenever you hear someone say “Red on yellow will kill a fellow, but red on black is a friend of Jack”, just know that they’re referring to the band patterns found on the milk and coral snakes.

Black Rat Snake

Maybe one of the plainer looking snakes, this beautiful snake compensates for his absence of luster in his athletic capacities. Ready to climb trees and swim, this is a rather vibrant snake. They will wrinkle their bodies up to look like a rattlesnake when they feel threatened. They can even vibrate the end of their tails to achieve this feat.

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Charging, Using and Preserving Battery Tips

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Hi, everyone. Do you remember me? I am Joseph Smith. In the modern life, besides directly using electric energy, we always need some packs to store electric. It is called the battery.  

The battery is energy storage pack in the form of voltage direct current (DC) – contains power. At present, there are many types of battery with a variety of quality, features and price. It can include Lead Acid, Sealed, dry graphite, cadmium, nickel, lithium and so on…With each battery of each brand  has strict rules about the use, storage and charging. When purchasing, you must have the full understanding and knowledge of the selected battery.

On the market, we should choose the best batteries with high quality to buy. Remember that you should avoid buying batteries of low quality. Although it’s price is cheaper but it is quickly damaged and causes other problems in the using process, so in the final, you actually have to pay the high costs.

And many people confuse that why does your battery quickly become out of use? The reasons can be in your using process.

In this Charging, Using and Preserving Battery Tips, I want to share you some helpful tips to help you charge, use and preserve your battery to keep it more durable.

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Charge Mode (Charging)

Select appropriate electric power

The selection of the appropriate electric power line for the battery charger is a particularly important factor. This can ensure that your battery not only is durable but also has really filled.

If you choose a small charger line (compared with capacity), the battery will fully charge slowlier. However, the smaller the electric power is, the more durable full indeed the battery is.

Conversely, if you select the charge current that is too large (compared with the capacity), the batteries will be quickly filled, but will quickly become corrupt and the full phenomenon is usually fake. It can even explode while charging too strong.

Time for charge

Normally, the standard load flow should be stable from 1/10 to 1/5 battery capacity (except some special batteries enabling faster loading according to technical documentation attached). The standard time to recharge a battery usually 8-12 hours.

When the battery is fully charged, you need to interrupt or switch to maintain load in a subsequent period (Floating charge) in order to make the battery really full (this feature in the simple batteries is usually not available).

Especially, with some of the batteries, the temperature should be closely supervised during the charging process.

Using battery

  • Do not let the battery at temperatures that are too high to avoid overheating
  • Take batteries in a cool place where is solid enough.
  • Avoid short circuit of the battery as well as fall the electrically conductive material to connect 2 poles of battery
  • Do not leave batteries near the place where contains are corrosive chemicals.
  • Do not leave battery near sharp objects, do not crush or take furniture in the battery.

Note: The maximum discharge of the battery is not greater than 3 times the capacity of the battery and the operating time in this mode is not more than 3 minutes continuously.

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Preserving battery

  • Check for cracks in the battery cover. (Especially the area around the pile jar, this place can stand in large pressure when removing or attaching cables jar). You should replace it if it has any cracks.
  • Check the connective cable. Replace the cable if necessary.
  • Cleaning the jar’s pile. Check the jar deposit to make sure the cable and it is not loose (when cleaning, you should pay attention to make the poles not touch to each other.
  • Regularly check the level of liquid in the bottle. You have to ensure the level and the concentration of water follow the guidance of the battery manufacturer.
  • For Sealed batteries, the air will be examined through the directive eyes. Light blue shows that the jar is good and full. Red shows that it is weak.
  • The temperature environment greatly affects to battery life (especially when releasing and loading). The lower the temperature is, the higher the life expectancy of the battery is. The ideal level is 0 ~ 25 ° C. The highest temperature mustn’t exceed 600C.

Charging, Using and Preserving Battery Tips Conclusion

There are many ways you can apply to charge, use and protect your battery but those are the best tips that I often used with my battery and it makes me really satisfied. I hope that Charging, Using and Preserving Battery Tips is useful for you. Thank you for attention.

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UPDATE SAFE AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY!!!!

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Ok so I’m a lot upset. This baby wandered in my yard today and wouldn’t come to me. But whatever Mello said to him he went right in the yard with him. Not even scared even though Mello is every bit of 85 lbs. at first I tried to follow him but he seemed lost and went back to Mello. Normally I would put Mello in the house but I didn’t want this little one hit so I left him outside while I ran out. I returned with the family and he came out of the fence and right up to us. No note in my door nothing. What the heck? Now it’s getting late and the temp is dropping. I’m walking around looking in every passing car to see if anyone misses him. So I went around to my neighbor to see if he lived on the next block. Nothing.

My neighbor said she was going to the bus stop for her son and put him in the car. She drove all over asking people on the street and all the kids getting off the bus and no one. He has a Halloween sweater on. How could you let him roam around with these maniacs on the road. So I am posting him here he is getting a bath and a nice meal and I hope someone in Bay Shore recognizes him. They better know if he has a collar and he better act like he knows them because everyone wants him. I don’t understand why the owner isn’t driving up and down every block I would be. Brook Ave and James are my cross streets in Bay Shore.

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