Keeping venomous snakes as pets

Feeding venomous snakes

Snakes do not need daily feeding. Their food needs depend on age, breeding activity and environmental conditions.

Do not feed live animals to venomous snakes. 

All food must be humanely put down before you feed it to snakes.

You need to provide fresh water in a shallow container that is big enough for the snake to enter and exit the water easily.

For more information on feeding, read caring for snakes.

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Last updated: 15 February 2016

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