Although Hallowe'en has ended, I'm still celebrating with another Hallowe'en party this weekend. Here is the last animal in my Hallowe'en series: Snakes!
Baby snakes can be really tiny! And tiny things are usually cute. :) Snakes are Reptiles, which means that they cannot warm themselves. Instead, they have to find warm places, like a sunny rock, to lie on. If Reptiles become too cold they cannot move! So, if you are considering a Reptile as a pet, remember that you must provide a heat source, like a heat lamp, so that your cute friend can stay cozy
|Keeping the babies warm.|
Most Snakes lay eggs to have babies, although many Snake parents do not watch over their eggs. One species, the Python, does stay close by to keep their eggs warm and safe. They wrap their long bodies around the eggs, to incubate them, which means to keep them the right temperature.
There are a few Snakes who don't lay eggs, and instead give birth to live snakes!
Snakes are not slimey, like a lot of people think. Snails and Slugs are gooey, but Snakes are smooth and soft. They shed their skin a few times a year, called moulting, which is a way of getting rid of any parasites, and leaves behind brand new skin!