Tools And Equipment Required To Keep A Snake

Tools And Equipment Required To Keep A Snake

Having a pet animal is a very good thing because it will bring you a lot of joy and happiness into your life. Of course, there will be times when you get mad at them if they do something wrong, but that is always your fault because you haven’t trained them properly. If you train your animal properly and give them everything they need, then they will behave and not be a problem to you. Well, that is with most of the common pets such as dogs and cats, but when it comes to more exotic pets that are quite hard to train, like snakes, then you might be in a little bit of problem.


However, you don’t need to worry, because we have the solution for you and if you want to get a snake, then we suggest you read this article. We decided to make this article because there are a lot of people who are a snake owner and they don’t really understand how they should be handled or taken care of. In this article, we will be talking specifically about the tools and equipment that you must own in order to have a pet snake.

Glass/Wood Tank

Definitely, the number one thing that you must have is a place for your snake to live in. So, buying a glass or wooden tank should be your first thing. The crucial thing when buying a tank is to go to a professional pet store and ask for specialized terrariums for snakes and they will know exactly what to give you. The second thing when buying a terrarium is to buy one that will be the right size for your snake. Most likely, you will not start with a huge snake and you will need a quite small terrarium.

That’s why it is very important to do your research and see how long your snake will get once it is fully grown. Also, putting a small snake in a huge terrarium is not a good thing because it can scare the snake, so for the first few months, it is the best if you keep it in a smaller one and then later buy the regular size you will need.


When you buy a specialized terrarium for your snake, some of them will come with a built-in heater and some might not. Well, if you don’t have a heater inside your terrarium, then we strongly suggest that you get one immediately. Snakes are animals that like to be warm, so you have to give them that, especially if it is quite cold inside your home.

Water Bowl

An essential thing that some rookies will miss out is a water bowl. The reason why some people forget about this is that they think that snakes don’t drink water. Well, that is completely wrong, they do, and they need to have fresh water at all times.

Some snake species will even take a bath inside, so make sure the bowl is large.


Animal Species That Are Near Extinction

Amur Leopard

Not many people actually realize this, but one of the Leopard species the Amur Leopard is very near extinction and we should be very concerned about that. They are falling into the category of critically endangered animals with around 60 living in the wild and 200 in the zoos all around the world. So, if you have visited one of the largest zoos in the world, you have most likely seen one of these leopards. If you haven’t seen one, then we suggest that you do as soon as you can because their number is constantly falling down, and it is a matter of time when they will be extinct. Of course, people around the world are fighting against that with all their power to prevent that from happening, but sometimes there is nothing that we can do.


This cat, just like any other leopard can run quite fast, it can speed up to 37 mph. In the wild, they can be only found in the Amur River in eastern Russia. The reason for being critically endangered is not one thing, but mainly the poaching and human population that is constantly growing. Of course, the climate change has also something to do with this. Overall, if you are looking for someone to point at, then you should point at yourself because we all are responsible for them being endangered.

Sumatran Rhinoceros

This rhino species is the only Asian rhino that has two horns. This one is the smallest rhino and it lives in dense forests in Indonesia and Malaysia.


They are really unique, and you cannot recognize this species when you see it. other than just having two horns, this rhino species is very special because it is covered with quite long hair all over their body. The long hair has the function to protect them from insects and to stick the mud to their skin better in order to cool them during hot days.

Peruvian Black Spider Monkey

You might ask why the name spider money, well if you have ever seen one of these in person, then you would know. They have extremely long legs that they use to climb trees.


This monkey is mainly eating fruit and they are an essential part of the ecosystem in South America because they are very good at dispersing seeds all over the rainforest.