Birthday Parties

Where do you typically do your snake parties?
Most of the time, parties are at someone's home, in front of the family TV or fireplace. Sometimes people also rent their neighborhood clubhouse.

What are the age range of kids at your snake parties?
The most common ages are between 4 and 14. Although, we have done parties for 1 year olds and even 70 year olds!

How many snakes do you bring to a party?
Typically we bring 8 snakes and sometimes a lizard (bearded dragon or blue-tongued sking) or a turtle. Click here for our snake roster. All the snakes we bring are nonvenomous and docile. The children are allowed to hold/handle/touch all the snakes that we bring!

Who performs the snake parties besides Mr. Clint?
We have several other people working for us, all of whom have been trained specifically by Mr. Clint to perform snake shows, using our snakes. Michelle (aka Mrs. Clint) does parties sometimes, as does our son, Chaz. We also have Clint's nephew, Scott, who is in college and comes into town periodically to help out. Another college student, Kristen, helps out as well.

What are people's favorite snakes that you bring?
The two snakes that continously win over even the most skeptical of people are Knot and Lucky. Knot is a Florida Kingsnake and Lucky is a ball python.

Do the snakes you bring bite?
With over 10,000 people holding, touching, or petting our animals last year, we did not have a single incident (unless you consider a snake relieving itself ("pooping") an incident!).

Other Common Questions for Mr. Clint

Have you ever been bitten by a venomous snake?
No, but I get bitten by non-venomous snakes on a regular basis. I have never had a reaction or infection from any non-venomous snake bite.

Does it hurt when a nonvenomous snake bites you?
Yes, sometimes more than others. Sometimes it feels just like a little pin prick. Most of the time you can't even tell the next day where you were bitten.

Which snake do you recommend for a first time pet?
That's an easy one. 1)The ball python or 2)a king or corn snake. Snakes can be amazing escape artists, so a truly snake-proof cage is mandatory.

What should I do before buying my child a snake?
Purchase the setup with UV lighting, if needed, under tank heaters, etc. at least one week before bringing your snake home to its new enclosure. If you buy your snake and setup at the same time, ask the pet store or breeder to hold on to your pet until the enclosure is just right.

What exactly does a snake enclosure consist of?
You basically want 3 parts to a snake enclosure:
1) the warm or basking end, including a hide cover (the hide box must be big enough for your snake to be able to hide completely),
2) the middle having a graduating temperature,
3) the other end, the water bowl.
The water bowl should be big enough for your snake to get in. Hint: Fill the bowl only one third with water due to the snake displacing the water when it gets in the bowl.

The substrate for the snake varies a great deal, from approved reptile sand, aspen bedding, or plain newspaper. Never use pebbles or small rocks. Do no put anything in the enclosure which could be swallowed by your snake, get caught in the digestive track and kill it.

What kind of food should I use for my snake?
Pre-killed frozen rodents.


Contact Clint Pustejovsky at 713-934-7668 or clint@texassnakes.net
for more information!