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Snakes have poor eyesight and rely on their sense of smell. Use slow movements, so as not to suprise or startle them.
Snakes are escape artists, so if you want to keep yours, always make sure the cage has a tight-fitting, secure lid.
Some Snake species are very secretive. Give them places to hide in, and they will feel much more secure.
Reptiles need an extra heat-source for their cage. Under-tank heaters are generally the safest type of heater.
When a snake is about to shed its skin, its eyes will turn milky white. In about a week, it will begin to shed.
Always check local regulations before you get a pet reptile. Some species are illegal to own in certain areas.
If you are going to invest in a pet reptile, research them first. Some reptiles can get quite large. (Example - a Burmese python can grow 10 feet in 1 year!)