Ever since then my mum has had a hobby of dressing them up and the poor snakes tend to get it the most often. Though to be fair they don't get stuck in whole body outfits, just snazzy little hats.
I think it also helps them seem less scary. None of the snakes here are dangerous but people are often unnecessarily scared. I get it, they're creepy sometimes. But they're kinda cute when they're wearing a hat right?
Diego in his cute little... Sombrero?
Cuddles in his party hat!
They don't seem to mind too much and just go about their day with their cute little accessories. Cuddles used to be the only snake and he got it the worst. Poor cuddles. No wonder he's getting grumpy in his old age, all those embarrassing memories....
Christmas time with Cuddles. Though most people would probably dread seeing him in their christmas tree. I thought he made a good little ornament.
Did you know you lose most of your body heat through your head?
What better way for a snake to keep warm than a beanie!
Well, maybe a heat lamp would work better. but you can't deny his fashion sense.
I know Ollie isn't wearing the hat in this but it did look like it.
Ollie is the only snake that we have that I am scared of, he has bitten me and multiple other people and there's something about the way he looks at me when I'm in the reptile room that is kind of creepy.
As with all animals snakes need to be socialized so even though he can be aggressive we need to keep getting him out and handling him to get him used to it.
Eventually Ollie will grow to be over 5m long so if he stays being unfriendly he will be dangerous and hard to handle.
Top hat snake and Black Betty in her Christmas antlers.
I was going to make it a post of all the animals we have had dressed up but as I was scrolling through I noticed there was enough snake photos to be a post in itself. Since they are also unnecessarily feared I thought it might help break the stigma so, I hope you enjoyed my fashionable slithery friends. :)