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REPTILE / new pets

What Kind of Snake Should I Get?

To begin, find out how long your new pet might live — and grow

Overview

Small Snakes

This kind of snake…
Can grow to...
And live for…
They’re good for…
Rosy Boa
3 feet, 4 inches
15 years
First-time owners
Sand Boa
2 feet, 8 inches
15 years
More experienced owners
Pueblan Milksnake / Sinaloan Milksnake
Up to 4 feet
15 years
More experienced owners

Medium Snakes

This kind of snake…
Can grow to...
And live for…
They’re good for…
Corn Snake, Albino Corn Snake, Black Corn Snake, Fancy Corn Snake
5 feet
20 years
First-time owners
Albino California Kingsnake, Banded California Kingsnake, Striped California Kingsnake, Mexican Black Kingsnake
4½ feet
18 years
First-time owners

Large Snakes

This kind of snake…
Can grow to...
And live for…
They’re good for…
Ball Python
6 feet
30 years
More experienced owners