List of Unpopular Snake Questions Answered

List of Unpopular Snake Questions Answered

Sure there are a ton of popular questions about snakes that have been answered time and time again, but what about those questions that aren’t so popular?


Below are questions you might have about snakes that are more obscure, but just as interesting.


Can Snakes Get Fleas?

In general, snakes do not get fleas.


A good way to remember that snakes can’t get fleas is that snakes are vertebrates, and fleas are arthropods.


Arthropods have six legs, and vertebrates have backbones.


While we’re at it, let’s also remember that arthropods live on the skin or in the fur or feathers of animals—snakes don’t have fur or feathers!


They are immune to most of the diseases that plague other species of animals, including humans.


This is because they have no blood circulation system in their bodies. As a result, there is no blood for parasites to feed on and breed in.


There are no internal organs or intestines for them to feast on as well.


That being said, there are some species of snakes that can get fleas, but these are typically exotic species like boa constrictors or ball pythons that are kept as pets by people who don’t know any better.


These types of snakes can be susceptible to parasites like lice and ticks, but they are still less likely than other animals since they don’t have hair or fur that can harbor them.


There’s no need to worry about this question anymore!


Does Defanging a Snake Kill It?

snake showing its fang


The short answer is no, but there is more to it than that. The fangs of a snake are made of bone, and removing them will not kill the animal. However, it can cause some serious problems for the snake.


Defanging snakes is a practice that has been used by humans for hundreds of years.


It involves removing the snake’s fangs and then reinserting them back into their sockets after they have been blunted.


This ensures that if the snake ever bites you again, there will be no damage done.


The practice originated in India where snake charmers would use this technique to keep their snakes from biting their customers during shows.


In recent years, however, many people have come out against defanging snakes because they believe it could lead to nerve damage and paralysis in the animal.


However, there is little evidence to support these claims and most vets agree that defanging is perfectly safe as long as it is done properly by a professional (such as a veterinarian or an experienced handler).


What is the Biblical Meaning Of a Snake In The House?

Is it bad luck to have a snake in your house?


The short answer is no. But if you’re still concerned that having a snake around might be bad luck, consider this: the Bible never makes mention of snakes as being anything other than good omens.


In fact, it’s even used in stories like the Garden of Eden and the story of Moses—two real-life Biblical events that have been written about extensively over centuries by different authors and religious leaders. In both cases, snakes were actually helpful and provided guidance.


So if you see a snake underfoot or crossing your path today, don’t worry too much about its meaning! It could mean something completely random—like a chance encounter with someone from your past who helps guide you toward something new—or it could foreshadow an important event occurring soon.


Either way, though we recommend staying calm (and not stepping on anymore) until we know for sure what type of prophetic sign these slithering creatures are trying to convey to us all.”


What States Can You Own Venomous Snakes?

There are many different states in the US, and each state has its own set of snake laws.


Some states allow you to take your venomous snakes out for walks, but others don’t.


For example, some states require a permit to own venomous snakes as well as annual inspections of your home by animal control officers.


Other states make it illegal for anyone under 18 years old to buy or sell a venomous snake without their parents’ permission first.


There are only a few states in the United States that allow you to own venomous snakes.


These are:


  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah


Can Snakes Have Seizures?

snake hanging on tree


The first thing to remember is that having a seizure does not necessarily mean that something is wrong with your snake.


In fact, many snakes experience seizures on a regular basis. A typical seizure lasts from 10 seconds to 1 minute and can happen as often as once per week or as infrequently as once per year.


They’re caused by an electrical malfunction in their brain, which results in involuntary muscle contractions and jerking motions of the head and body.


Snakes are most likely to have seizures during the night when they’re sleeping because this is when they’re at their most relaxed state of mind.


If you notice your snake exhibiting strange behavior such as twitching or shaking his head back and forth repeatedly over several days in a row, it’s more than likely due to epilepsy rather than anything else like illness or injury



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How To Tell If A Snake Is Sleeping Or Dead?

If your snake is sleeping, it will be completely still. The body parts of the snake will not move or twitch when touched, and the eyes will be closed.


If a sleeping snake is under heat lamps or near other sources of heat, it may become a little warmer than usual but not over-heated.


A sleeping snake should also have no response to stimuli like tapping on its cage or playing loud music nearby—it should remain completely still even when you shine a light on its face or play loud music at them (although they will occasionally blink).


When examined closely, you can tell that their heart rate has slowed down significantly compared to normal resting speed (you can usually feel this by placing your hand on top of their cage).


A dead snake has some very specific characteristics:


  • Their eyes are closed in most cases.
  • They aren’t breathing regularly anymore because they don’t have working lungs anymore!
  • They’re cold because there’s no longer any warmth coming from inside them like there was before death took place!


Can Snakes Get Fat?

No, snakes cannot get fat. They have no digestive system and therefore cannot eat more than they need to survive.


Most snakes are thin because they only need enough energy to survive and reproduce in their environment.


In captivity, however, snakes will often eat too much food which can cause them to become overweight.


There is no danger of their health being affected by this if they are fed appropriately but it may be difficult or uncomfortable for them to move around if they are overly heavy.


In general, a healthy snake is thin and alert with a round profile when viewed from above or below (you should not see any ribs).


An overweight or obese snake will appear less “rounded” – its belly may stick out further than its spine does or there may be extra folds behind the head where the skin has stretched too much due to fat deposits around internal organs like lungs or liver.”


What Happens if a Snake Eats something too big?

Snakes will eat anything they can fit in their mouths, even if they don’t need to eat it. This is because snakes are the only animal that can unhinge their jaws.


You may have seen this happen on television or in the movies when a snake swallows an animal much larger than itself.


When this happens, the snake’s jaw opens wide and then snaps shut behind its prey until it is completely swallowed.


An interesting fact about this type of feeding is that snakes won’t stop eating until they run out of room in their stomach!


So if a snake eats something too big for its body size, it could end up choking on its food or having some other health problem caused by having to digest such large amounts at once.


How To Tell How Old a Snake Is?

two snakes


The first thing you need to do is check the snake’s head for any signs of wear or damage.


This will show you how long it’s been in captivity, and give a general idea of its age.


Then look at your snake’s eyes: if they’re clearly milky white and hard to see through, this means that your reptile has lived a long time—but again, it won’t tell you how old it is exactly.


Finally, if nothing else works out (and sometimes there just isn’t enough evidence), then try weighing your pet instead! A healthy adult ball python should weigh about 1 kilogram (2 pounds).


Do Snakes Poop Out Bones?

Snakes do not poop out bones, but they do have teeth.


They have no grinding molars like mammals, and so are able to eat their prey whole.


Their digestive system allows them to digest bones in a way that other animals cannot.


How does the snake digest its prey?

A snake’s digestive system is rare among vertebrates—it has no stomach!


The snake’s body digests flesh through enzymes secreted in its mouth and mouth lining (that’s why you should never touch a snake with your bare hands).


These acids break down proteins into amino acids or simple sugars like glucose that can be absorbed into the body through its skin.


This also means that snakes don’t need to chew their food much before swallowing it whole (they’ll just swallow whatever happens to get stuck on their tongue).


Once inside the body, these nutrients are absorbed throughout different organs depending on what type of animal was eaten by the snake: muscle tissue goes through the liver; fat goes through kidneys; bone goes directly into our friend here–you guessed it–a special organ called a “uric bladder” where urates from other organs are stored until later use by other parts of your favorite reptile’s anatomy!


Can snakes drown?

snake submerge in water


No, snakes cannot drown. The reason for this is that snakes can breathe through their skin and their lungs.


Snakes have a thin layer of tissue between their mouth and nose called a patagium (say: pah-tuh-JY-uhm) that has many capillaries in it.


These capillaries allow the snake to take oxygen from the air via breathing in through its nostrils, but also allow it to take more oxygen from its surroundings by absorbing water vapor directly into its bloodstream via breathing out through its mouth.


This allows them to make use of many different kinds of available water sources in order to stay hydrated while not needing air at all!


This means that no matter how long your pet snake holds his breath underwater or swims on land, he will never run out of oxygen as long as he stays underwater―and yes even if he falls asleep while diving down too deep!



This article is meant to be a compilation of all the questions we’ve been asked or issues we’ve had with people along with our answers and how to fix them.


This means that some of the information here may be redundant, but this also means that you can always come to me whenever there are issues regarding snakes.


There you have it. Hopefully, this guide has been useful.


Don’t be afraid to offer criticism or recommend changes, though; we are happy to revise this guide as needed and make it even better.


Hopefully, if you’re looking for information on snakes and someone tells you to ask me then this article will be able to answer any questions you may have!


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