What is the most common pet snake?

Table of contents:

  1. What is the most common pet snake?
  2. Do snakes like chin rubs?
  3. Do snakes like cuddles?
  4. Why is my snake not flicking tongue?
  5. What does it mean when a snake wags its tail?
  6. What do long tongue flicks mean?

What is the most common pet snake?

ball python

Do snakes like chin rubs?

Do snakes actually like rubs? They don't and a lot of snake owners won't like hearing this but they just tolerate you. That is it. They don't feel happiness or enjoy your company.

Do snakes like cuddles?

No, they are not affectionate. They don't emote like cats or dogs, or have the intellect required to form affection/attachment towards people. Snakes don't "cuddle", they sponge heat off their owners. They're cold blooded, and as humans we provide a comfortable heated tree for them to sit on.

Why is my snake not flicking tongue?

If he is out and moving, try wiggling your fingers gently in front of his snoot. This triggers a reflex for tongue. If he doesn't tongue flick, and he isn't moving, then it probably isn't an issue. But if he is moving around and isn't tongue flicking I'd take him back to the vet.

What does it mean when a snake wags its tail?

Tail vibration is a common behavior in some snakes where the tail is vibrated rapidly as a defensive response to a potential predator. Tail vibration should not be confused with caudal luring, where the tail is twitched in order to attract prey.

What do long tongue flicks mean?

1. Tongue flicking. You probably already know snakes use their tongues to smell. As a snake's sight and hearing is quite limited, you'll see them doing this often. Slow and controlled tongue flicks simply mean your snake is taking in its surroundings.