PET - Snake advice, thank you
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3 weeks ago

I have potential Tenants who have a Pet Snake. 

What do I need to do or carefully consider deciding before proceeding with this application.

Details I have so far ...  He is fully grown and stays in a 4 foot tank at all times.  ( Hope so and doesn't escape.) 

Details I need to clarify,  is it Venomous / Poisonous  ... .  Is it a constricta ...   small children, puppies / kittens in danger from bites or being contstricted If thats the right term ?  Thanks. 

What type of snake is it,  then research this type of snake. What does it eat , Live food ..  I need to ask.  

Insurance cover -  Tenant should be fully responsible / Insured ?  For their pet ?    Any accidents  / Injuries / escapes. 

What to do if it escapes, property is a flat 1st floor so do I need to ask the Block Management Co. for their advice / permission ?

Do Vets cover snakes ? 

Can you get Pet Insurance for reptiles ? 

Does it bite if so what to do -  Hospital.  

Venomous then I think I will walk on by. 

I would like to know what I could be letting myself in for ?  

As long as the snake remains in the Tank at all times, contractors are notified and happy to attend - Gas certification etc.  

Not sure how to check - Risk assessment for snakes ? 

Any advice, much appreciated, thank you. 



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