The Dumbest Reptile Questions People Ask Me

The Dumbest Reptile Questions People Ask Me


I’m just in a salty mood today, so I thought I would talk about some of the really annoying questions that just kind of trigger me a little bit when I get them. Some people say that there are no stupid questions, but I disagree. I think there’s plenty of stupid questions in any field whether it’s reptiles or whatever else exists. But I would say that it’s better to ask those stupid questions than to make these stupid mistakes that you might end up making if you don’t ask those questions, so… Keep the stupid questions coming I guess if you have to but I’d rather you… Think about what you’re asking before you do just so I don’t get annoyed. I’m complaining about people trying to like improve themselves, but I’m gonna make this video anyway. You might understand once I start pulling out some questions. So I’ve been kind of keeping track of what I’ve been asked. Anything that I’m going to mention I’ve been asked at least about a dozen times or more just this year. So like if you asked one of these questions, I swear I’m not targeting you specifically because you have like a whole family of people that has that same dumb question. The first one is oddly common I don’t know why but as an example, they’ll be like “I live in Texas. Here it’s like 110 degrees I’m getting a ball python, so I don’t need a heat mat, right?” or like “I live in this other random city where it’s this hot, which is perfect for this animal so what’s the point in me getting the heat lamp?” The animal is probably going to be inside your house, which after I ask you you’re like, “yeah, it’ll be in my house”, but it’s not the same temperature in your house as it is outside of your house. It’s 30 degrees outside it’s like 75 in here. Unless you’re like have so little money that you don’t have any electricity to which you wouldn’t be able to afford a reptile anyway. Why would your house be the same temperature as it is outside? I don’t understand. But if it’s 115 degrees outside and you have air conditioning on, your snake doesn’t care what the temperature is outside. So that’s the first one that gives you a pretty good example. Even if it was say it was 115 degrees inside your house or 95 degrees even your ball python in that case, you’re gonna have to like cool it down and get a… How do you cool an enclosure down? Get like some fans just for your enclosure to like do the opposite. So if it’s a certain temperature outside… Yeah, you probably still need to regulate your animal’s enclosure. The next one there’s a lot of different kind of variables in it so I’ll just give you an example first. Someone will ask me, “So next week I’m getting a ball python, they’re not poisonous, right?” and basically, they’ll say “I’m getting a blank in this many days, they’re blank right?” I guess it’s good that you’re verifying information, but it’s things like “I’m getting a corn snake in two days, they can eat fish right?” or they’ll be like “I’m getting some different geckos probably next week or something for my birthday so I can keep them like all together, right?” I’m sure that’s fine and where they’ll basically like be pretty sure about something but just in case they’ll ask anyway which is why they’re like asking for reassurance or confirmation that they are correct when sometimes they are like, if it’s something simple but most of the time they’re not. Like there’s impulse buying animals, which is sometimes just hard not to do. Even if you do impulse buy something, hopefully you’ll know something about it or like have an idea of how to care for it and I don’t know where people even get the ideas that you can like feed your corn snake fish or keep your four ball pythons together or whatever it is. So I’m glad you asked but if you’re asking that, then what are the people thinking that don’t ask anything? What do they have going through their mind when they get a ball python? But seriously, the most popular is by far “I’m getting this snake. It’s not poisonous, or It’s not venomous right?” Like you just they know that they’ll probably be fine if they’re gonna get bit but just in case I just want to ask GoHerping just to be sure cuz you know, you don’t want that python poison. Another one. This is not as common, it’s been like maybe three or four times and it’s always this exact two species it’ll either be someone asking can I breed my ball python and corn snake? or “When are my ball python and corn snake gonna produce?” It’s like it’s been a while. There’s genuinely people apparently I’m pretty sure they’re not joking. They seem pretty genuine the way they say it where they either have their ball python and corn snake together or they’re going to put them together and want some extra details on breeding them because they really want those ball python corn snake hybrids. Now as far as I know that is physically impossible for those two. There can be hybrids between some different pythons. My best guess is because they’re the two that are often grouped as like When you’re getting a snake, you want either a ball python or a corn snake because they are the two most popular. So that automatically means they’re like somehow related and you can have Corn… Corn balls. If somebody ever successfully breeds the two it had better be called a cornball or else I’m going to be very angry. Either way, I’m sorry. You can’t breed ball pythons or corn snakes. If you successfully do it, I’ll give you my channel. Why do you feed frozen to your snakes? Now, this is a very broad question but there are always very little specific things that make no sense as to why people ask me. In fact people often get angry at me on just about a weekly basis now that I don’t feed live. I’m a bad owner because I am not giving my snakes live food. Firstly because they’re going to lose their natural instinct of eating. Why is that important? They’re not going anywhere. Even if say my ball python like escaped and he’s outside I want him to survive, right? He needs that instinct. He’s gonna freeze in like a day if he gets out first of all. But second of all an instinct, literally the definition of an instinct is something that you intuitively or inherently have or know. You can’t lose an instinct. That’s not how it works. Even if you did, it doesn’t matter. They’re in captivity. Now yes, animals in captivity if they end up escaping are gonna have all sorts of downsides and problems like their immune system won’t be as strong or they won’t know like how to… do anything. Anybody that’s concerned about their snake losing their natural instinct, I’m gonna be more concerned that they’re thinking about releasing their snake at some point. Because I don’t know why else that would at all be relevant. But that’s not the only reason, another is it’s natural. Why wouldn’t you do it? Like natural is always better. No, I’ve said this like 12, 13 billion times on the channel just because something’s natural doesn’t mean it’s good. That’s why life spans are so much longer in captivity for almost any animal. Seriously, I’ve said that so many times and I’m so tired of saying it but I’m saying it again because I feel like I have to. I don’t put risks outside into my enclosures just because it’s natural, you want to remove the risk because it makes your pets live longer. Next up I don’t… I want to think this one’s a joke, but I don’t think it is, and that’s people that just say frozen food just isn’t as good. I don’t know if you mean like taste good or like healthy good cuz like you had got like a frozen pizza and it’s not as good as the one you made at home, but a frozen mouse or a rat is nutritionally no different than a live mouse or rat. The more you freeze things the more it’ll begin to break down and lose its nutrients and stuff. But freezing it once, anything that’s lost is not worth the risks that go along with feeding live. That argument I have yet to see any evidence of supporting that but it’s an interesting one. And finally It’s just that your snake is a wuss. Most of the time this is a joke. Other times people are like are you seriously just like are your snakes that frail that they can’t eat a live mouse? I just won’t comment on that one. Something else I’m frequently asked is what is impaction? Now this is a perfectly fine question like impaction is not some common word that you hear if you’re new to the community. But it’s the people that ask what impaction is are the people who twelve seconds before were arguing with me that sand is perfect for leopard geckos or bearded dragons. Luckily this isn’t as common as others, but it’s common enough that I feel like I need to mention the fact that if you don’t know what impaction is, please stop arguing for sand. There’s many valid arguments for using sand or using it in mixes with different animals, although I usually avoid it with pretty much anything. There are people that get away with the using it well, but they know what impaction is, they know how it works, and they know steps on avoiding it so I don’t know it just I that one was just kind of funny and sad funny sad sad cringe. When people ask what impaction is well, uh using like twelve gallons of sand. And the last one I’ve had right now. This is like the most innocent one it’s just kind of a fun one I guess and that’s when someone’s like “I’m 11 years old, can I get a corn snake?” or “I’m 12 years old, can I get a leopard gecko?” It’s always it’s always 11 or 12 usually. I don’t know I can’t choose for you. I guess it’s up to you and your parents and… It’s very often though, just look on my most popular video on ball pythons versus corn snakes. Just go through the comments you’ll find everyone asking if their age is allowed to get a certain animal. So I’m glad you’re concerned. Often times the kids are the best at doing the research and verifying information and stuff, so I appreciate you asking but your age does not have anything to do with it. We’ve picked up animals from 50 to 60 of 40 plus year old people that have no idea what they’re doing. I almost guarantee you’re doing better than them. It’s fine. if you’re 11, get that corn snake if you’re ready for it and if your parents okay with it, and if you can afford it. There’s variables, but you can do it I believe in you. But those are like the seven or eight most common dumb questions that I get asked. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a lot of others and I hopefully won’t have to do a part two to this, but it’ll come someday. So if you ask one of these questions, sorry for kind of making fun of you. It’s kind of funny. Thanks for doing your research and for asking questions just… They’re just not always the smartest questions is all. And that’s coming from me somebody that knows nothing about like fish or like look at the things I didn’t know about axolotls or anything. I had so many confusing questions so you can make fun of my dumb questions too. It’s okay. I feel like I should plug something in this video before it ends. Christmas is almost here. If you ordered merchandise and that this design is not available right now, but if you order some other merchandise it might arrive by Christmas, but I can’t guarantee it now. It’s a bit too close, but the designs will be ending in January so you can go ahead and grab it anyway. If it doesn’t arrive by Christmas it should arrive like before the end of the year, so that’s fun. So keep the questions coming, but all I’ve got for this video. So I’m Alex and thanks for watching.

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “The Dumbest Reptile Questions People Ask Me

  1. GoHerping says:

    Have you asked a dumb question? Just wear my snake hoodie and you'll look like a true herp intellectual. The current merchandise designs will be gone in a month! http://goherpingshop.com

  2. Skyler Miller says:

    Customer: “Will the snake bite?”
    Me in my head: WiLl ThE sNaKe BiTe?!
    Me irl: “They can, doesn’t mean they will or won’t”

  3. Jc Reynolds says:

    He is really intriguing

  4. Faux Falconry says:

    What do I do if my corn snake is transphobic???? Please answer me!?!!!

  5. Ms Psychopath says:

    I laughed like a LOT idk why 😂😂

  6. Basement Studios says:

    i'm getting a fish this week there not venomous right?

  7. Ambi Cahira says:

    The cross breeding one probably thinks if dog+dog=dog, then snake+snake=snake. I can see where the logic comes from but… deep breath

  8. Ranga Squad says:

    When’s my Bearded dragon and ball python going to breed

  9. Cold Truth says:

    Help, my female python has balls apparently

  10. lime 7 says:

    What is impaction? I recently got a bearded dragon and I would love to know what it means so I can make better decisions for it.

  11. scorpio design says:

    I caught a wild snake and me and my dad kept it because we wanted a snake and my whole family are big outdoorsmen and we feed it live mice (it was a speckled kingsnake) and she was perfectly fine with live mice. We released her and we are hoping to catch a eastern indigo snake

  12. Gavin Swinford says:

    iM 11 CaN i gEt a CoRN sNaKe?

  13. Blueberry Pasta Sauce says:

    Im getting a ball python in a week,It can eat corn snakes right?

  14. Nature Zone says:

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people

  15. This Is Merica says:

    With the ones about the age, I think it's more, would you recommend it?

  16. Extroverted Introvert says:

    And then theres me, searching the whole internet for all the information about corn snakes and STILL worrying that if I mayyybe get one one day, I’ll do everything wrong.

  17. Arcana Aura1 says:

    But don't corn balls sound cute??? I don't support it but it does sound cute

  18. Nicole Stoughton says:

    Cornballs 😂😂

  19. Marissa Hayden says:

    Cornballs lol

  20. Kiaraleche says:

    We have the same sarcastic attitude. I LOVE it! 😩😂

  21. Todd Howard says:

    Hey I'm like 11 and my mommy said that snakes represent the devil so my mom said no so should I get a ghilla monster

  22. Todd Howard says:

    I fed my corn snake butter so I can get buttered corn

  23. ???? says:

    Can my bearded dragon breath fire?

  24. ziana Martinez says:

    i love how in ever video he has that low key shade

  25. Catellamine says:

    My Cornball was wild caught, can I still feed it cooked mice or will that make it turn back into a Cornsnake and a BP? (Mice aren't venomous, right?)

  26. Sa Ga says:

    'Corn Ball' lol

    Would that be a Snython or Pyke?

  27. Jiminie Pabo says:

    If I set my heat lamp too hot for my corn snake will it turn into popcorn??

  28. Doctor Chief15 says:

    "Hey Alex, can you grant me ability to get a ball python?" How I picture people asking Alex if they can get a ball python

  29. Luster exe says:

    When will my snake get big enough to eat me?

  30. DimmerPear29 ! says:

    Serious question. I just bought a 60 gallon tank for my bearded dragon, I covered the bottom with sand and gave min tall objects for him to climb on etc. I also left a cooler space on the far side of the tank for him to go to if he gets to hot. Am I doing good or any tips? I’m genuinely asking.

  31. Aidan Reuter says:

    My ball python would not eat frozen mice

  32. Rephical Gaming says:

    I took my pet tortoise and threw it in a pool why won’t it swim

  33. Theguywithyellowcap says:

    in sweden its against the law feed with alive animals " not insects"

  34. Jeremy's Wild Studio says:

    Salty Alex is the best Alex

  35. Lucie Johnson says:

    Now I want a cornball snake

  36. Gaven Lamb says:

    What temperature should I have the water in the bowl for a pall Python

  37. Johnny Cage'd says:

    Myself, personally, I do not feed my dog dog food. Ever. I travel to Africa to get her freshly killed gazelle for every meal, so if she ever escapes, she does not lose her instinct.

  38. David Still says:

    Feeding live is bad for both animals
    The rat/mouse is scared for its life and will do anything to survive until being painfully killed
    The snake can get very badly injured or killed directly from the rat/mouse or from infection caused by the wounds inflicted by the rat/mouse

  39. Snake Gaming says:

    I got by ball python when I was 7

  40. Anyel B. says:

    I'd live to feed my snake frozen thawed, but I fed her live when I first got her and now she won't switch, being the picky ball python she is.

  41. Dylan torre lópez says:

    I'm getting tomorrow some sort of snake they dont need food right?

  42. LPS Warrior says:

    My best friend gave me your channel for information about lepored geckoes and im really glad because I want a lepored geckoe and want him/ger to be happy. 😊

  43. Soft Waffle says:

    Do they have butts?

  44. Beethoven's My Pop Pop says:

    i'm getting a piano in 3 days they're not venomous right? and do they need vaccines?

  45. Smurfs Zoo says:

    Hey I’m breeding my gecko and my dog any tips ?

  46. Absolute buffoon says:

    Does my pet rock need vaccines?

  47. Kenny Martin says:

    What is impaction tho

  48. Egg Sushi. says:

    How many caves does my Leopard Gecko need

  49. saif ghost says:

    when do ball pythons start playing basketball

  50. weezyskater says:

    There is no such thing as a stupid question…

    Just stupid people

  51. Valise Mitera says:

    My bearded dragon is my first reptile and I've literally never asked these questions..isn't in common sense? And my brother got a corn snake too. We're doing good.

  52. Katy Bug says:

    When will my bearded dragon grow an actual beard??? I heard 6mo but I dunno, Yoshi is 5 1/2 and I don’t see any stubble yet.. I’m worried 😟

  53. Vanessa Caulford says:

    We do research and watch different sources of info SMh. We dont ask those questions a week before getting a living being lolol. I cant with ppl.

  54. noodle snake says:

    Every week my mom and i go to a serpenterium and i call my snake's food, burritos i feed live because the serpenterium doesn't have frozen yet

  55. Josh Bond says:

    I am 3 months old can I get a ball python? 🙂

  56. Fallen Studios says:

    I'm twelve years old and im getting a corn snake shortly, I have a whole book about them and have done plentyyyyyyyyy of research to see which is the best for the snake.

  57. King Philbert says:

    Can my snake be vegan? I dont want him to eat meat

  58. Darav says:

    Corn balls..

    nice goin'

  59. Randomness With Willow says:

    I NEED A VIDEO ON CONVINCING YOUR PARENTS TO LET YOU GET A SNAKE because I’ve been asking for two things for my birthday recently, it’s next month, one thing is a my hero Academia wig and costume for cosplaying uraraka and my parents were supposed to get it for me for Christmas (cough cough haven’t got it cough) one I’ve been asking for for years that’s a pet snake, of course when I was younger I was an idiot and I want to rainbow Boa as my first snake, but my mom has an irrational fear and I’m only at my dads on weekends, so I tried convincing my mom to get a garter or two, but she said, “not unless you wanna keep it outside my house” so yeah,

  60. Camchc says:

    I’m getting a bearded dragon next week. I can abuse it, right?

  61. Violet Lioness says:

    Hey, I got a Pac-Man Frog to help deal with the ghosts in my house, but I still see the sleep paralysis demons in the corner of my room. Am I doing something wrong?

  62. Carlos Hernandez says:

    I’m getting an Alien next month, They Won’t probe me right?

  63. Dr Death says:

    I was just born can I have a ball python

  64. Caitlin Fagan says:

    you can feed your corn snake certain types of fish

  65. Andrew Needham says:

    You could have… A corn ball or something

  66. Bl00DxR3D :-D says:

    the frozen food ppl most assume youre not thawing first otherwise those are really stupid questions about frozen food. lmao have they seriously not heard the horror stories? plus why traumatize live mice or rabbits for absolutely no reason?! lol
    also I know how much you love leopard geckos. would you say theyre more difficult, as easy to care for, or easier than a beardie? to clarify Im asking about day to day or daily caring tasks…..

  67. Levi Ackerman says:

    If my ball python keeps turning into ball can it turn into a soccer ball ????

  68. We out here says:

    Can my bearded dragon eat beans

  69. 11747 edam says:

    How do i get my two male ball pythons to ask god for a baby

  70. Miles Rand says:

    Someone thought my Beardie was a snake…

  71. the gamer990 0 says:

    snake eat the fluffy boi

  72. Sheila Morrison says:

    Your are making out that people are stupid. Who do you think you are.

  73. Sheila Morrison says:

    You are so up yourself

  74. SammyJay says:

    8:54

  75. Nevaeh Williams says:

    With the age one, it would never be ok with my parents if I get a snake, my mom has a strong fear of snakes, including the little black racers around our house, even after I accidentally grabbed one and he/she just looked at me like "seriously?" and then slithered/fell of of the porch door 'handle'. It was a indigo snake, and may I add that it was very pretty in the sun.

    I will probably get some snakes that you can keep in tubs with heat mats (ie. Hognose, bp) but later once I am making my own money.

  76. TABC says:

    I have a question uhh is it better to buy one directly from a breeder or a pet store like PetSmart?

  77. Dominican Dread says:

    When I'm walking around with my bearded Dragon ppl will either refer to her as an iguana or ask me if its an iguana or what do I feed my iguana

  78. DeepboxVDM says:

    I’m 13, can I get a black mamba

  79. Audrea Alanis says:

    I'm a ten year old wanting a ball python me and my mom have been looking but I'm scared it will refuse to eat and if they do what should I do

  80. ッ Senpai says:

    I’m 1 can I get a cheezit

  81. Edgar Ramirez says:

    Nobody wants your channel lol…. you use Brian’s name for clout hahah fucking hater

  82. Ultra Thicc says:

    Do sand boas eat sand, or will gravel work?

  83. Charlie - says:

    Im 7, can i get a crocodile monitor?

  84. Hit the Target!! says:

    Do bearded dragons have facial hair?🧔

  85. Michael Byrnes says:

    Trump 2020

  86. Emma Allen says:

    I am considering getting a leopard Gecko and I’ve spent 4 straight days doing nothing but research and will continue to do more. So this possibly proves your point on how kids do more research than adults.

  87. Camila DN says:

    Should I bleach and shine my turtles shell? I want it to be shiny

  88. Imthatwolf says:

    I really want a Ball python or a corn snake, it would be my first snake. I’ve been doing a ton of research on both of them.

  89. Honky Tonky says:

    lol i’ve impulse bought a leopard gecko, however i was already looking into getting one and had been doing research for about 6 months at that point. i just found the right one before i knew i was looking lol

  90. Haadiy O says:

    I gave my toad a heat lamp

  91. Mr.Cheeseburger Man says:

    Can my tv and Xbox breed?
    Edit: yes it made the 360 and the 1 mutation.

  92. TRU LYFE says:

    This kid just made himself look like a Hugh scumbag, well if you don't have electric then you don't have alot of money an don't deserve a pet, hey scumbag some people bust their ass working an go through hard times. This homo thinks his shit don't stink, sorry mommy an daddy pay for everything for you, your whole life douchebag, Just STFU loser

  93. Dwarven Coalhome says:

    Hey goherping I’m three years old can I get a corn snake or is it a choking hazard thanks xoxo

  94. Wesley’s Reptiles says:

    Lmao I’m 11 and I take care of 8 reptiles and over 15 animals

  95. elarhy says:

    What do snakes smell like?
    I don't have reptiles, but have read "the smell of snakes" in books several times… So, now i'm curious

  96. Newell, Jackson says:

    The fuck is impaction then

  97. Lylith Kills says:

    4:26 "Corn ball snakes" 😂

  98. star_scout Nick says:

    Do reptiles have fur?

  99. Septic Str747iker says:

    I have a California kingsnake but he doesn’t live in California should I be worried

  100. Last Man Gaming101 says:

    Ball pythons and corn snakes can breed right? Just like dogs and cats?

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