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Can you have a Pet Rattlesnake? Legal Domesticated Rattlesnakes, Where are they for Sale?

Rattlesnakes are amazing creatures, but can you keep them as pets? The answer is yes, but it depends upon certain circumstances. In many areas and countries it is outright illegal to keep a pet rattlesnake due to the danger of its bites. However, there are great deal of places where it is legal. Rattlesnakes can even be obtained with their venom sacs removed to prevent any danger in their biting you. If the venom sacs have not been removed then you will need to be extremely careful to avoid being bitten. Generally, you’ll need to complete a special training course in handling snakes to help prevent yourself and others from being bitten. Immediately call 911 if you are bitten by a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes must be kept in a warm, dry, and well-lit cage with water and food. Purchase of a rattlesnake can be made from pet dealers specializing in reptiles and snakes.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Keeping the above mentioned animal as a pet may be dangerous or illegal. We do not condone selling illegal pets, nor do we guarantee that pet suppliers will carry the animal in question. Capturing and keeping wild animals is illegal and dangerous. Do not engage in this activity.

by Susan White on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 02:38

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