Different species of snakes with different diet/environmental requirements can be found as pets, some are more suitable than others. For beginners, small, gentle snakes having more easily managed diet/environmental needs are corn snakes, king snakes, or ball pythons. Snakes requiring strict temperature and humidity requirements, water snakes, wild snakes and venomous snakes are not recommended as pets. Secure enclosures devoid of gaps are necessary as snakes are persistent in attempting to escape. Know how to find them.