There seems to be a good amount of people with a fear for snakes, or they just think they are gross. Those people have obviously never had one as a pet. If they had, they would know that beginner snakes such as corn snakes only have to be fed once every week and a half, and that one meal will come out as one easy to clean up solid.
Don’t Be Scared
Part of the fear for snakes is due to their ability to quickly strike with their sharp fangs, while this fear may be completely rational for many snakes, common beginner snakes often don’t have the capability to inflict any significant pain, and most become extremely docile with regular handling. Some great beginner snakes I would recommend are the Corn Snake and Ball Python.
Short On Space?
If you don’t have enough space for a cat or dog, snakes are perfect as they only require a tank or terrarium, often around 20 gallons depending on the snake you get. Aside from the tank you will just need: one or two lights, some substrate for the bottom, a hide box, a water bowl big enough for the snake to soak in, and something like branches to let it climb.
Super Low Maintenance
Snakes often require very little maintenance, and only require one meal, often a mouse, per week or two. This adds another benefit in that they only go to the bathroom once per feeding, and that includes urine. As long as you keep the right temperature and humidity levels in your snakes enclosure, your snake should enjoy a happy healthy life with much less of a commitment than a dog or cat would require.