Out of all the creatures in the world why would someone want to own a snake as a pet? There are many reasons to choose a snake as a pet over other creatures. Snakes come in many varieties and many are very beautiful. Most species of snakes in the pet trade are docile and non-aggressive. Snakes are easy to take care of and require very little room. A small snake species can be housed in a 10 or 20-gallon aquarium. The aquarium will need bedding, a water dish and a hide box. The only other requirement for a snake is proper lighting and heating. The best thing about owning a snake as a pet is the feeding. Unlike a dog or cat which has to be feed every day, a snake only needs to be feed every week or month for larger species. You can leave for a short vacation and not have to worry about your snake going hungry. You also don’t have to worry about taking the snake out to use the restroom. If you have a dog that is inside, often times you will have to leave work and come straight home to let the dog out. You never have to rush around to get home in time to let your pet snake out. When they do go to the restroom, clean up is usually fairly easy. Remove the part of the bedding that was dirty and replace with fresh bedding. Be sure to clean the entire aquarium regularly to prevent diseases. Snakes do not make noise on a normal basis. You might hear it rub up against the wall or something, but you will not have to deal with barking or growling. Snakes also require very little if any sort of vet care. Unless your snake is sick or you want to find out the gender of the snake, a vet visit will never be needed. You never need to give a snake shots or get it vaccinated. Snakes do require work so make sure you know what you are getting into. Many snake species can live many years. You must be able and willing to take on responsibility for the snake for many years to come. Snakes make a good pet because they require very little time and work. You can spend as little or as much time as you want and your snake will not care either way.