Snake Health

do vets treat snakes?
Snake Health

Do All Vets Deal with Snakes?

If your snake has a health problem, you should take them to the veterinarian. But if you were to ring your family vet and ask if they could treat your snake, they might say no. Many vets don’t treat snakes or reptiles because they’re anatomically different to mammals. Most vets […]

does defanging a snake kill it?
Snake Health

What Happens When You Defang a Snake?

Owning a venomous or ‘hot’ snake is dangerous. That’s why most people’s first instinct is to think about removing their fangs, so that they can’t bite you. But if you were to ask any experienced snake breeder or owner, practically none would say that they remove a snake’s fangs. You […]

snake venom gland removal
Snake Health

Can You Remove Venom Glands from a Snake?

Owning a venomous snake can be dangerous for obvious reasons. Most snake owners rely on ultra-safe handling and feeding methods. However, others want to know if it’s possible to have their snakes rendered harmless through removing their venom glands. The venom glands can be removed from ‘venomoid’ snakes. The surgery […]