Education

There is so much to learn!

This is where we will try to share as much helpful knowledge as possible. The majority of the topics covered here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Here on the Snake Haus website we can go into great detail so that people can better understand and achieve their goals.

Let’s remember there are many different ways of doing things. This includes different techniques for keeping reptiles in captivity. We strive to highlight best practices and share ideas for what works well, and what to avoid. Some points, particularly about husbandry, are absolutely vital. Others are our preferences for our specific needs: maintaining a large collection and managing animals with health and behavioral problems. Not all, but MOST of the animals at Snake Haus are here due to significant neglect, or simply ignorance. When working with animals in need every small detail counts. The Snake Haus director, Dr. Sara Mayes, is known for being very detailed and picky about how she handles and cares for her animals. Hopefully you can learn some of her tricks so that YOUR animals may benefit as well!

If you have questions or suggestions about a topic you see here, or one you would like us to add, please feel free to ask by visiting the Questions & Answers page.

Or you can go to the Contact Us page to leave a comment.



Follow safe handling guidelines

  • Extra person for every 3 feet over 6’ of snake
  • Use a hook always before reaching into an enclosure or holding bin. –Do NOT crowd the animal: Valik has a 6 foot strike range!
  • Ask the Handler for permission to touch
  • Stay away from the head:
  • Do not pet the head
  • Do not stand directly in front of the head
  • Approach from below if in sight of the animal