Several years ago I got chosen by a 2 year old male ball python whose family no longer wanted him. I named him Nuri and we became friends pretty quickly.
Once the word got out that I was a snake mom I started getting messages from people wanting me to take theirs. Fast forward a few years later and I now share a space with 12 ball pythons from ages 3-23.
I sometimes joke about being a snake whisperer because I understand their energy in a way that most people don't. This has allowed me to really help these babies thrive. Snakes are amazing creatures with the most healing energy that I have ever felt. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share my heart energy with them in exchange for the healing and joy that they provide me.
It is the most humbling feeling to have these ancient yet vulnerable creatures trust you completely.
Several of the snakes that I took in were malnourished, living in filth, abused and terrified of people. With time (sometimes 6 months to a year), patience, a lot of love and a lot of food I can proudly say that all 12 snakes are now extremely happy and healthy. Some of them have gone through such transformations that it's hard to believe it's even the same snake.
I wish I could take in every snake that needed help but unfortunately I don't have the time, space or finances to do so. I want all of them to have plenty of attention, time outdoors and the proper housing and food. If I were to take in more snakes it wouldn't be fair to these 12 that have put their trust in me to take care of them and provide them with what they need.
If you have a snake that needs to be re-homed feel free to message me and I can share it on my social networking sites. Please be cautious when posting animals on Craigslist. There are a lot of scammers out there that don't have the animals best interests at heart.
Please DON'T buy from pet stores or breeders. Years ago I wasn't aware of how many unwanted and mistreated snakes are out there and in need of homes. I knew to not ever buy a dog or other animals from breeders but I never thought about snakes in that way for some reason. Pet stores buy from breeders and most of them don't even know what sex the snake is. Most breeders keep adult snakes in stacks of small plastic tubs and only get them out to breed them. That is no life for a snake. I personally wish they had never become people's "pets" because they all deserve freedom. Not a life spent in aquariums and buckets.
If you have read all of this and still feel the need to have a snake in your life please do your research. Snakes in captivity live anywhere from 15-40+ years depending on the breed. Make sure you are willing to take care of that snake for the entirety of it's life. These are not novelty items that you have for a year or two and then get rid of. They trust you to care for them and despite "scientific research" snakes have feelings. They get attached to their humans.
Please also make sure that you have the time and finances for a snake. They require the proper heat, lighting, humidity, clean housing, fresh water and feeding schedule. These things all take time and money.
If you have any questions feel free to send me a message.
If you would like to donate to our little snake family we would all greatly appreciate it. The donation goes towards food, housing and snake advocacy.
There is a link below to donate.