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Python
Many people have dogs, other people like cats the most, while more quiet people might prefer small animals such as fish or birds. All of them are extremely nice, very popular and very common in the houses of modern men. However, there are some that actually some more unusual or exotic animals. For example, snakes. In the years owning a snake became slowly more popular - years ago it was something considered almost weird, and people owning a snake were considered weird as well. Nowadays there are enough people to own a snake that made it cool. Most commonly, the snake will be a ball python, also known as royal python: is it because he consider himself the king of snakes? Maybe there are other kind of snakes around, but in the majority of the cases a python will be what people are referring to when talking about owning a snake. Being such a unique animal, taking care of a snake it's not easy: you need a terrarium big enough for it, and such terrarium must be closed perfectly! Snakes can escape very easily, and can be dangerous animals to have around your neighborhood. If something bad happen to someone or someone's animal, you might take all the guilty and face serious consequences. The snake could also be hurt, so be careful! Snakes can also be shy, and in their terrarium - that must also have the right temperature - need to have a few places to hide. If you ever went to a zoo with snakes in it, you know what I mean: they are often the hardest animal to spot. And finally, even if you like snakes and don't find them disgusting like many other people, you'll need to feed it and it won't be easy like putting some cat food in a bowl. Snake eat mostly mice: sure, they eat them just once a week and you can feed them already dead (a live prety might be dangerous, and besides many people might consider it too cruel). Finally, the snake will change its skin sometime... is it gross? Hope the answer for you is not, if you decide to own a python.

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Pros
  • Easy to take care off
  • They can eat just once a week
  • A low maintenance price
  • They don't smell at all
  • It's a cool and rare animal to have

Cons
  • They can become pretty big
  • They won't love you. At all.
  • They can escape easily
  • Feeding them dead rats can be disgusting or hard for some people

Supporters

kgord

Python

I would like to own neither of them, but if I had to pick one it would be the python. I am not crazy about any kind of spider. Pythons are cool..but I would never own one actually, as I would not feed it mice.
Posted by kgord on 11-29-2017
JMS

Never Ever A Spider!

Snakes don't scare me, even if it is a python. If I had to choose betwixt the two it would be a python as I can't stand spiders. Spiders scare the life out of me. Especially if it is a big one. Apparently, it is bad luck to kill one but I don't have much choice as I am afraid of them. What if one crawls up my nose or in my ear when I'm sleeping and lays eggs? Okay, so tarantulas are too big to crawl inside your ear but do they bite then lay their eggs in the bite? I know it's a crazy phobia but that's me!
Posted by JMS on 01-28-2018
JoeMilford

Neither--But I Hate Spiders

Personally, my choice of pet would not include a reptile or an insect--I'd rather bond with a mammal: a horse, dog, or cat, for example. That being said, if I had to choose between a reptile and a hairy awful spider, I would take the python. Spiders most definitely give me the creeps! Tarantulas are particularly nasty, and I do not even understand the point of EVER having one as a pet? Why would someone want a bloodsucker like that in their room with them? I don't get it. I would much rather handle a snake, and I would never let a spider crawl all over me. To me, that's just crazy, lol.
Posted by JoeMilford on 11-24-2017
Rmarsh1984

Python, if I had to

I really dislike spiders, though I'm not as afraid of them as I used to be when I was younger. The idea of owning a giant spider as a pet creeps me out. I am ok looking at them at the zoo's insect room and in pet shops, but I would not want to have to touch a tarantula.

Snakes on the other hand, are beautiful. They are very specialized creatures, but they do not take to being held in captivity well it seems. 9/10 times I see one in a shop, it is trying its hardest to find a way through the glass. This just breaks my heart. I can totally see the appeal in owning a python, however I couldn't do it in good conscience. They belong in their natural habitats.

Posted by Rmarsh1984 on 12-21-2017
stbrians

Not Me

That option is not there but I make it for myself. Snakes have a bad taste in my community. They are used by wizards and witches to murder innocent people. If they do not kill then they make one insane or hinder their progress.

Snakes are dangerous creatures and seeing leave alone rsusing one will freak me out. They create fear in me.

Posted by stbrians on 10-10-2018
jeffreyjose48

Python

I vote for python. They are the wisest of all animals. The are good in deception.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-26-2018
allyn2017

snakes

A lot of people hate snakes because they think of it as dangerous animals, yes it is true, but when you domesticate a snake you'll learn that they can be a nice pet.
Posted by allyn2017 on 11-02-2018

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Tarantula

Tarantula
The ispy dipsy spider... is right in your house! But wait, don't scream "Kill it with fire!" because that spider is gonna be your best friend, a loyal pet and a nice talking topic with your friends. Remember "Home Alone"? One of the kids in the movie had a pet tarantula, and there are many people that since they saw that movie want a small (well, not very small) spider of their own! When people say "tarantula" they usually refer to the big black spider that is often seen as the most big and disgusting spider of all time, a major giant boss in most videogames, and who know what else. But it's not that bad, and it's not just a black spider. There are many different species of tarantula, each of them requiring a different level of caring. Some of them can be very aggressive, other can be extremely poisonous, and while their poison is not often lethal, the effect will still be painful. You need to be extremely careful with those little beasts. Like snakes, they need a terrarium - big or small, it depends on their size. If the tarantula is still a.. well, a "puppy" (or a young tarantula, if the idea of a "puppy tarantula" sounds too weird to you) its home can be very very little. A hard part could be also purchasing a tarantula: if the spider was caught in the wild, it might have some parasite, some disease, or it could be hurt and even missing a leg! It would be better to leave that spider alone, and choose a spider that does't come from the wild. Tarantulas can also be very expensive - while the young ones are affordable to everyone, a big rare tarantula can even go up to more than 300 dollars. They could also have a very short life (many male tarantulas live around 2-5 years). Anyway, owning a tarantula can be a very cool and unique experience, if you aren't arachnophobic.

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Pros
  • It's easy to take care of them
  • Very quiet animals
  • Cheap to mantain
  • They don't take up much space
  • A very unique animal to own

Cons
  • If you are arachnophobic you won't love your pet
  • Cats and dogs don't like tarantulas very much, and the spiders can seriously hurt (or even kill) them
  • You can't hold a tarantula in your hand: it might hurt them, or it can get nervous and hurt you
  • Even if not lethal, their bite can be very painful

Supporters

Rhombus

I love spiders

I love spiders, think about it - they kill mosquitos and flies, whats not to love. In addition, spiders do not invoke the same kind of fear that snakes do, we are pretty accustomed to seeing them around the house. With so few spiders being venomous, more education needs to devoted to them to secure their survival in "our" modern world. They serve a great purpose, are not aggressive and pretty cool housemates.
Posted by Rhombus on 12-16-2017
Wubwub

more interesting to me

I don't like either but between the two I think I'd find tarantulas a bit more interesting and I would probably enjoy myself watching them move more so than a snake. I'm afraid of both but I just think tarantulas are a bit more interesting in terms of movement and just in general. I think it might be because I find snakes to be more common so I'm used to their movement and they also don't get to move a lot in a contained space while a tarantula can move a lot in just a small space.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-07-2018
Barida

Spider.

Yeah, I have got a dog, but I will happily own a spider and find ways to ensure that they are far from each other. Having this kind of pet is one that I have been dreaming for long and it is good to have it in my home.
Posted by Barida on 08-02-2018
Rhodolite

Easy to care

I don't care about spiders honestly. Leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. Tarantulas are easy to take care of. Don't require exercise, constant vet visits, vaccinations, worry that they'll bite or scratch someone. I personally wouldn't handle them much since their hair causes rashes but other than that they're like fish- but way easier haha.
Posted by Rhodolite on 11-26-2017
menchuuy58

spider

I choose tarantula. I am afraid of snakes. I might become a spider woman if I got bitten by tarantula.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-26-2018

Comments

Mehano
Which would I like to own?? Neither, haha. Both absolutely terrify me. I generally love animals but these two are just scary and I dislike them. I've had both a snake in my hands before and their eyes freak me out. And the tarantula... don't think that it would get along with my cats. Therefore, I would never have a snake or a spider. I think that both animals are too exotic for my taste.
Posted by Mehano on 11-24-2017
vinaya
I will never have any of these as my pets, however, if I have to choose between Python and tarantula, I will choose python. Python loos beautiful and tarantula is very ugly.
Posted by vinaya on 11-24-2017
gata montes
Absolutely not - in fact I actually wouldn't even consider having either as a pet - as not only do I not particularly like snakes of any kind - even though my cats seem to love them and regularly chase as well as consume - whenever they get the chance - the many that frequent my garden - but spiders of any description are a definite no,no for me and very definitely those huge ones with hairy legs and bodies - which even my cats won't go near !
Posted by gata montes on 11-26-2017
Corzhens
When forced to make a choice for a pet between tarantula and python, I would probably choose python. I have arachnophobia, the fear for spider so it is already out of the question. Python is a more common pet because I have seen so many times how people would take a selfie with a python in the zoo or in a carnival show. And it is a fact that python don’t bite, they have no venom. The only risk in python is that it can eat you alive if you let it go hungry.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-27-2017
honeybabe
I love animals but this both tarantula and python really scares me and I will not choose both. I really don’t like snakes it seems that it will bite you every time you will see snakes and it really terrify me. Tarantula I never seen it and it look like strong and dangerous.
Posted by honeybabe on 11-28-2017
NickJ
Neither really. I am not scared of pythons or tarantulas - but I also don't have any interest in owning one either.
Posted by NickJ on 12-13-2017
foxchannel
Would not choose either. I'm not much of an animal person. I don't even like domestic pets. And owning exotic pets would never cross my mind. They are very expensive and I think I can spend my money on better things.
Posted by foxchannel on 12-21-2017
ColdFlameChris
I don't like to pet any kind of exotic animals like a snake or spiders. I'm not afraid of them, I'm just not into any exotic animals/insects. The reason why people do pet them is because of the thrill and excitement it brings to them whenever they have one and also to show other people that they're not afraid to pet them.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 12-26-2017
mildredtabitha
None of them is in my list of pets I like. I very much despise snakes and spiders. I have ever bitten by both but that is not my reason for disliking them. They are just dangerous and snakes are man's enemy.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 12-26-2017
muaaz.93
When I read your post my first thought was that you were comparing these two creatures in terms of their ferociousness and poisonous attitude. But having them as pets is a clear no in all languages possible. These two creatures can't be tamed even I do believe so. Both are dangerous and quite frankly extremely deadly.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 01-14-2018
Martinsx
To be honest with you on this context, I don't really fancy any of these animals whatsoever as pets or anything. They both disgusts me in all ramifications. Dogs are my favorite pets, but I can manage cats to a reasonable extent. I wonder how someone who get a python as a pet. That's really creepy.
Posted by Martinsx on 01-29-2018
lovely
I hate reptiles so Python can't be friends with me let alone owning it I will manage taranrula though I might not still.like spiders but it a better option amongst the two.Could keep it since it is easy to maintain and easy to acquire as well they don't take up much space and they're friendly too unlike pythons
Posted by lovely on 04-16-2018
Denis_P
Honestly, as much as I love animals, I can’t vote for either of these creepers. I’m not a fan of neither snakes nor spiders; never was and most likely never will be. I respect them as a vital part of the food chain and essential to keeping a balanced ecosystem, but I could honestly do without them ever existing. I mean, we basically have an innate evolutionary characteristic that makes us averse to all things that slither and crawl. It’s why so many people have phobias of both snakes and spiders.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-28-2018
fishbate
I would go with a python just because they are much visible than the tarantula also i love the fact that pythons are not venomous and really easy to handle provided that you have some basic handling skills.
Posted by fishbate on 08-02-2018
allyn2017
Both are really interesting pet to have, both are wild animals. However, I am really afraid of spider and we used to have a pet snake before that's why I choose python than tarantula
Posted by allyn2017 on 11-02-2018
menchuuy58
I prefer tarantula. I don't like snakes at all. Satan was a serpent in the book of Genesis. Jesus calls the pharisees brood of vipers and snakes.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-26-2018
jeffreyjose48
I choose python. Python can kill all lesser animals. They can grow really big.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-26-2018