James V asked in PetsReptiles · 1 decade ago

I have recently lost my pet snake?

What can I do its been nearly 3 weeks, I have heard movement in the walls, so i figure that if he is in the walls he'll be able to find food...and that maybe I will find him eventually

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Devote some time to find your pet snake. Try searching for any holes in the wall or any place where the snake can get into =) GOOD LUCK!

  • 1 decade ago

    Try finding any holes or cracks where the snake could get in. Then either buy or make a cage that is mostly screen and place it somewhere that the snake can get to easily and the smell can be spread. Put a mouse or rat or whatever you feed your snake in the screen cage. Also place a container of water for the snake and maybe a heat pad all in the same area. Check every once in a while and you should soon have your snake.

    Source(s): Had an Albino Burmese python that got out a few times. Used this method every time with success as a result.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Here is something that may work for you, as snakes gravitate toward heat sources as well as dark places. First of all, check around heat sources in your home, such as televisions, under the refrigerator, around any other appliances. If that doesn't produce a result, try this: Get a cardboard box with a lid (such as a shoe box) and cut a hole in one side near the bottom that will be large enough for your snake to enter. Place a heat mat (make sure it isn't so hot that it will burn the snake) beneath the box and set it somewhere out of the way. Do this at night. Check it in the morning, and you just may have a snake waiting for you in the box (just make sure you lift the lid slowly as to not startle it too much). I hope this helps!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't have the gonga answer of answers but to shed some light on your delema, My brother and I grew up with snakes ever since we we're eight years old and yes,....have lost snakes as well which brings to mind one in perticular...a five foot bull or gopher snake, (same snake,2 differant names) we knew it was in the walls and after getting into a lot of trouble by Dad (ouch!) for poking about six, fist size holes in the living room one day to drop mice tied to string like a lure, my brother and I not only found out that the snake had a madeshift door into the attic but a nice little nest up there as well! Total time of retrieval...seven months. Sugestion:: if you can hear the snake, put on about five pairs of underwear, two pairs of shorts and jeans and make a hole about a foot from the bottom and extract it. Good luck.

    Source(s): Been there....Done that! lol
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dude i lost my snake for nearly a year... i was doing laundry and i saw a snake and screamed... my exhusband came over and it was my old pet snake... she was 3 feet when i lost her and now she is nearly 7 1/2 lol the snake will show up in time

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi!

    I hope you have already found your snake by now. If not, don't give up hope. Unless your snake has actually escaped your home and made it to the great outdoors, this little bit of advice has always worked for me:

    Get yourself a bag of of good potting soil (that does not contain fertilizers or pesticides...they come in various sized bags). I prefer to purchase this nice clean, fluffy soil (snakes love it) instead of using it from my own yard, due to possible parasites like mites); You can either leave the soil in the bag and cut the top open, or, if you are worried about a little dirt spilling in your house you can always place it in a bucket or a tub and place it along a wall. Place several of them if possible, for maximum effect in shorter time. Snakes will usually travel along walls as opposed to traveling across an open expanse. The snakes smell the dirt (it smells like outside) and they will go and bury themselves it it. I have found every missing snake this way, from ball pythons and boas to kings & gopher snakes. It always works if they are still in your house!

    As far as hiding places if you are still into searching, these are places that lost snakes have been found: Inside your closets (check inside shoes & bags, purses, suitcases, POCKETS, even pockets of clothing that are hanging -- don't ask me how they get up there, but they can -- even on the top shelf of a high closet; any open container type dark spaces), under sinks (bathroom & kitchen -- I have even heard they have been found curled up under a toilet plunger), under refrigerators for the warmth and water sources -- although if they are under the fridge when the fan motor kicks on -- it's not always good news for the snake; under and inside of stoves for heat. If you happen to be "lucky" enough to have field rodents occasionally grace your home, the snake will be looking for their nests, too. These are generally the first places to look, as hunger, or the scent of a rodent may have been a reason your snake decided to leave his enclosure. GOOD LUCK!

    Source(s): personal experience
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    snakes are usually drawn towards heat. Place a electric blanket and try to make th place very dark. Place food out for it every crack in the wall and it'll smell it. It wil probably smell it and come and settle down. Put clothes and other stuff to make it content. Check every morning, afternoon every hour and you'll find it

    good luck.

    Source(s): I lost mine for a while too
  • 1 decade ago

    go to get the walls down, and get him out of there

  • 1 decade ago

    omg!!!!!i say you get yo *** and look for that pet of yours!!!!!!A.S.A.P.!!!!!!

    Source(s): HURRY!
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