Getting a snake that is captive-born is always the best option. Since the snake is already used to captivity, there is no need to teach it how to tame. You just need to get it accustomed to you.
When a snake is captured in the wild, you must first get it used to the idea that humans aren’t a threat. But it won’t happen overnight.
If you take a wild animal from the wild, it can also be dangerous.
Therefore, we strongly discourage people from capturing wild snakes, unless they are experienced snake keepers who know what they are doing or if you know how to tame a snake.
Despite this, some species cannot be found in captivity. Many people simply prefer to catch and tame their snakes themselves, even if they can get them from a breeder.
Can Snakes Be Tamed?
It’s both true and false. Snakes usually stay wild. They will never be able to be tamed completely like a dog or other pet. In any case, they can definitely adjust to life in captivity and change their behavior if they are used to you.
Taking care of snakes makes them tamer. They learn to associate feeding time with you. Due to this, they get used to you around them and tolerate you. As soon as possible, you will be able to take on one at a time. Getting used to your touch will happen as you handle them more often.
How Dangerous Is It?
If you want to keep a snake, you should not just grab it from the wild. The snake may be venomous. No matter how much you know that it’s a venomous snake and this is what you want, we strongly discourage doing this, unless you have experience handling snakes.
Several venomous snakes are so deadly they can kill you in less than an hour. In the event of one careless mistake, there is simply too much at stake for you. Be aware of venomous snakes and ensure you have the right equipment before handling any snake.
How To Tame A Snake
The process of taming a snake is relatively straightforward, but patience and time are required, especially when dealing with wild and aggressive snakes.
Our goal is to make your snake comfortable around you and get him to understand that you do not pose a threat. There is less chance of it biting you if it begins to believe that.
However, you should be aware that you will almost certainly get bitten. Taming snakes almost always results in getting bitten a few times. In contrast to some animals, snakes cannot truly be tamed.
How to Prepare
Here are the items you’ll need to purchase:
- Snake hooks or tongs to handle snakes
- Using tongs to feed the snake
- Gloves for welding.
With gloves, you are able to use a snake hook in an intermediate way between bare hands and a snake hook. You will be protected from bites. While the leather is extremely thin, no snake fang can penetrate it.
You should protect yourself at all times, even from non-venomous snakes. Their bite is generally not harmful, but their saliva often contains harmful bacteria and contains a non-coagulant. It is possible to become infected.
7 Steps To Tame Your Pet Snake
We do not recommend capturing a snake in the wild for a pet (again, we do not recommend this). Before a snake becomes accustomed to its new surroundings, it will take about 3 weeks. If you feed it during that time, it will become accustomed to you.
In the first instance, you should set up your new enclosure for your snake. After that, you should leave it alone. When it has been moved, you should leave it for a few days without interfering with it. It will get used to its new surroundings.
Introducing your snake to food is the best way to establish a connection because it will associate you with something positive. Your snake probably feels hungry after a few days alone in its new cage.
The snake should not be handled or bothered in any way. Present some food with tongs. Try moving it around a bit to mimic live prey if the snake does not like it. Continue to try until it eats. Retry the next day if it still doesn’t eat.
Before moving on to the next step, you should feed it several times like this. When it senses you, it knows it is about to get food, so you can show it that it can trust you.
You can feed your snake using a pair of welding gloves after feeding it multiple times with tongs. Eventually, your pet will trust you enough to take food from gloves, even if it takes a few attempts.
The snake will grow accustomed to the gloves after a few feedings. Feel free to touch it now. Don’t forget to wear your welding gloves.
Start by touching the snake. Try not to pick it up, and make sure it is not removed from the enclosure. The snake must know that it will not be eaten. That is why it is fearful and may strike to defend itself.
You don’t need to worry about this. You will be protected by the gloves. You should not flinch or otherwise move your hand rapidly when it bites the glove. Keep your hand still until it is released.
As soon as you can approach it without it striking you or otherwise freaking out, you can attempt to pick it up and hold it. You must not remove the cage from it. Put it back after picking it up and holding it for a few moments.
As you hold it with the glove for a couple of days, you can begin to slowly remove it from the enclosure. Allow it to explore near you. Keep your pace slow. It is always important to demonstrate that you are not a threat.
After you have taken them out of the enclosure, allow them to explore and let them crawl on you. Be extremely careful and handle it with great care to make sure it doesn’t get frightened. You must demonstrate that you are not a predator to tame a snake.
Once you do the above for a few weeks, the snake will start to become accustomed to you. As long as it isn’t venomous, you can begin handling it with your bare hands. If your snake is particularly wild or aggressive, you are almost certain to get bitten a few times.
Again, it is best to gently touch the area for several days at a time. Then, you can pick it up with your bare hands. They are frightened by the picking up more than anything else.
Humans must simply learn not to harm them. The majority of snakes are afraid of us, and they attack us to defend themselves. It’s a defense mechanism.
What To Do If Your Pet Snake Bites You
You need to thoroughly clean the wound since snakes carry bacteria in their mouths, like salmonella. Find out what to do if you get bitten by a snake.
Don’t panic in the beginning. Put the snake in its enclosure after removing it from whatever part of you it is gripping. Putting it back into the enclosure is the next thing you should do if it just had a quick bite and it wasn’t holding onto anything.
When the snake bite has been secured, be sure to tend to it. Wash it with soap and water, as it probably won’t hurt. Ideally, you should also disinfect it. During the next few days, be on the lookout for any changes. If the area appears infected, seek medical attention.
Final Thoughts on Taming A Snake
It is possible to tame wild snakes. Ideally, though, you should buy a snake born in captivity.
To tame a snake in the wild, you will need to be very patient if you cannot obtain the snake you want in captivity. This process can be dangerous, so do not rush it.