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Should I let my 11 yr old have a snake?

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Don't worry, your son will have a snake all of his own in 3-4 years time that'll probably bring you a lot more grief.

 

oh god!!! don't....why is it we don't want them to grow up....cant bear the thought of him being a teenager...mainly because there arn't many I like...full of hormones and attitude!!

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I hear they are very affectionate, especially boa constrictors. They love to hug people.

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I hear they are very affectionate, especially boa constrictors. They love to hug people.

 

Yeah, they hug you to death, literally! :loopy:

 

There's a reason why exotic pets aren't generally sold to the general public, and that's one of them.

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Get him something small like a Garter snake, easy to look after and feed and they don't grow to huge sizes.

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There was an episode of rising damp which involved a snake.

In short it is not a good idea. Not fair on snake either

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I wouldn't recommend an Anaconda

 

Most likely it'll eat him, just like in that film of the same name :hihi:

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o god why not you seem to have done your homework on them allready and know what is needed and i bet you will come to love the little critter

 

 

but if one of the cats goes missing just check to see if the snake has a cat shaped lump moving under the skin

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and the other thing is when he asks girls if they want to go to his bedroom and see his snake he will have a legitamate question

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My fella wanted a corn snake and i'm terrified of them but he got one anyway.It was Christmas time and I was on the floor wrapping presents.My fella came home and told me the snake had got out and been loose for two days!You can imagine my thoughts I went crazy :loopy: and ran out the house.It was either the snakeor me.The snake went...He took it to the reptile shop on Attercliffe.[his mate tony owns it].I would get more info before you consider a snake or any pet .

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My 15 year old has had a corn snake for 18 months. He needs periodic nagging to clean and feed Fluffy, but he does care for him well, and snakes are really interesting. It's a dead cool pet for a teenage boy, and ensures that he doesn't take girls into his bedroom :-)

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Fluffy!!brilliant name for a snake.:hihi:

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Fluffy!!brilliant name for a snake.:hihi:

 

Yeah, the idea was that he'd tell girls he had a pet called Fluffy, and then they would think it was a hamster or something and wouldn't get all freaked out. As long as he never takes them into his room, they'll never find out...

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