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5 Reasons Why Your Snake’s Mouth Is Open

Snakes are renowned for opening their mouths wide to eat – with some species able to open to a 140-degree angle! But have you noticed that your pet snake opens and closes its mouth or seems to be yawning even when not feeding? Are you worried about it?  Your snake’s mouth could be open when …

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Can Snakes Get Depressed? What Science Says

Most domesticated snake species are beautiful, docile, and fun to hold, but owners often ask whether their pets feel anything. It is possible to see when these reptiles are unsatisfied with food and environmental conditions, but the question is can snakes feel negative emotions and get depressed? Reptiles, including snakes, do not have the intellectual …

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4 Reasons Why Your Snake Is Scared Of You – Do THIS!

Is it possible that our snakes are more scared of us than we are of them? As we care for snakes, we realize that all their responses are based on stressors or lack thereof in their environment. But there are just those instances where they seem too afraid of us. Why is your snake afraid …

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Why Your Leopard Gecko Is Hiccuping

I’ve received several emails from pet owners asking about why their leopard geckos are hiccuping. It’s very important to identify why your leopard gecko appears to be hiccuping, as it can suggest something serious is going on with your pet reptile. Leopard geckos cannot hiccup. Hiccups are caused by the diaphragm contracting. Leopard geckos do …

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7 Reasons Why Your Snake Is Aggressive + How To Stop That

You are probably reading this right now as your once docile snake suddenly is hissing and puffing at you, or even striking at you. Is your snake’s reaction even aggression? Snake breeders have always said there are no aggressive snakes, only defensive ones. What is the principle behind this statement? Snakes become defensive or aggressive …

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4 Reasons Why Your Snake Is Shaking

Your pet snake might show some strange behaviors from time to time: hissing, glass surfing, even head wriggling. But if you’ve noticed your snake shaking, you might be wondering what’s happening. Are they shivering? Is it a seizure? What’s going on?  There are several factors that may cause a snake to start shaking, twitching or …

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4 Reasons Why Your Snake Is Getting Darker

If you’re relatively new to keeping snakes as pets, some of their behavior can seem completely out of place when contrasted with the more well-known behavior of dogs and cats. The main concern for new owners is not picking up on important physical symptoms – like their snake changing color – which may point to …

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