The animals marked with a are ones that can make good pets, given proper care.
BALL PYTHON, Python regius
This snake is native to West and Central Africa. This snake averages 3ft - 4ft in length.
A rather shy, usually calm snake, that also feeds on rodents. Some can be finicky starting
off but most will feed readily on frozen/thawed rodents.
CORN SNAKE, Elaphe guttata guttata - Amelanistic, Creamsicle, Hypo, Milk Snake Phase Amelanistic, Normal, & Snow.
This snake is native to Southeastern USA. These snakes average 3ft-4ft and are
usually docile. They are available in over 50 different pattern and color morphs.
They feed on rodents. In captivity they will feed well on frozen/thawed rodents.
They make great pet snakes for the beginner.
GRAY-BANDED KING SNAKE, Lampropeltis alterna
This snake is native to West Texas Big Bend area. They come in two pattern morphs and
colors consisting of a possible combination of grays, black, red, orange and white.
They average 3ft in length. They are generally a docile snake and make great pets once
feeding. In the wild they feed on rodents, lizards, and snakes. In captivity they feed
on rodents including frozen/thawed. In captivity they can be difficult feeders starting
out on lizards but eventually switching over to frozen/thawed rodents.
MEXICAN MILK SNAKE, Lampropeltis triangulum annulata
This snake is native to South & Southwest Texas. This snake is one of the Coral Snake
imitations due to its colored bands. They average 2ft - 3ft. In the wild they will feed
on reptiles & rodents. In captivity they do well on frozen/thawed mice.
WESTERN HOGNOSE, Heterodon nasicus nasicus
This snake is native from the Mid-Western Plains and through the Southwest. They average
1.5 ft - 2.5 in length with males being smaller than the females. A variety of color morphs
are available including brown, gray, red, albino, and hypo. They will generally feed on rodents
including frozen/thawed. They are good beginner snakes once feeding.
YELLOW RAT SNAKE, Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata
Yellow rat snakes are native to the south eastern states - found throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. They can sometimes achieve six to seven feet in length and are excellent climbers as well as have a huge appetite for rodents.
BEARDED DRAGON, Pogona vitticeps
These lizards originally came from Australia but are commonly bred for pets. They average 15 - 20
inches in length. They are omnivores so they feed on veggies, insects and occasionally small mice.
They rarely bite, scratch, tail whip, or run away! They are very calm and make the best lizard
pets. They do very well given the proper husbandry.
AFRICAN BULL FROG (PYXIE), Pyxicphalus adspersus
This frog comes from Africa and looks like "Jabba the Hutt"! He will get about the size of a dinner
plate. He feeds on anything small enough to fit in his mouth. I feed him frozen/thawed mice and
MARINE TOAD, Bufo marinus
One of the largest species of toad in the world. It is a native to south america, but has managed to establish itself throughout the world with its ability to eat and thrive on just about anything (even dog food!) and its fast reproductive rate.
ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE, Macroclemys temminckii
This is the largest turtle species native to North America! Males can get up to 200 lbs with a 2ft shell
or larger. This is a threatened species in east Texas, which also is found along the coastal
states to Florida and north to Southern Illinois. They lure fish with a tongue that looks like a worm.
CENTRAL AMERICAN (PAINTED) WOOD TURTLE, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni
The Central American Wood turtle is the most colorful subspecies of Ornate Wood Turtles.
They can be found in Mexico and Central America in woodlands and forests close to water
sources. Females are larger than males and grow up to 8 inches in length. These turtles
are omnivores feeding on fruit, leafy green vegetables, insects and worms. These turtles
like to burrow in dirt and dead leaves. Their favorite part of the day is during a
mid-afternoon shower when they come out to feed, bathe and just walk around.
BURMESE PYTHON, Python molurus bivittatus Burmese pythons are native to southeastern Asia. One of the world's largest species of python - their adult size can exceed 18 feet in length, with a weight of well over 100lbs. Though they are quite common in the pet trade, they do not make good pets for all but the most experienced of snake keepers.