People love keeping cats because of how soft and graceful they are. If you are craving unconditional love and companionship, a cat is for you.
Sometimes cat owners like to keep different pets. If you are considering to home a cat or another species of animal, such as a snake… Ask yourself the following question, Will my pets get along? The last thing we want to see is a snake gobbling your cat friend up!
A cat is rarely presented to a snake on a dish… But given the opportunity, the snake will attempt to add a cat to its diet, or try. If a cat does get eaten by a snake, the snake may eject the cat out by vomiting because of the size difference.
Snakes are great to keep as pets but have very different characteristics than the typical furry kitty. Snakes have a predatory nature so it may be wise to separate the snake from other animals, especially the fluffy ones such as the Persian.
Some species of snakes can go weeks, if not months without food. If you notice this happening, you may think that the snake is preparing to eat your cat, but don’t be worried, it’s usually because snakes require less energy.
Do Snakes Eat Cats?
Snakes are more likely to eat kittens as baby cats can’t defend themselves as well as a full-grown Tom Cat.
It’s unlikely a snake will eat a full-grown adult cat unless the snake is big enough. Snakes will only eat what they can handle.
If there are giant snakes in the wild where you live, you should be mindful of the brawls that could occur between the two animals. If your Bengal cat comes in limping or has bite marks, snakes are something to consider and you should rush the cat to the vet.
Do Cats Eat Snakes?
Similar to snakes, cats are highly skilled predators. Some cats are much larger than snakes.
Cats are more likely to attack and play with a snake rather than actually eat it. Should the cat get bitten by a venomous snake, The bite could be fatal for that cat. Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs are.
Living With A Pet Snake And Cat
Some people can train their cats around the snake, similar to how cats and dogs can get along. The relationship between the cat and snake should always be monitored and supervised. Especially if you have a little kitten and a massive python living under the same roof.
It’s advisable to keep snakes and cats separated. Snakes and cats are very different animals and should be respected as such. They disserve their own space when living together.
Your snake should be kept in a room isolated from any cat. Also as snakes enjoy mice, make sure the food is out of the cats’ reach! The snake’s enclosure should be locked to stop the cat from entering and the snake from escaping.
Will My Snake And Cat Be Friends?
It’s unlikely that your pet cat and snake will be friends as snakes and cats are both predatory animals.
If you have a big pet snake, there is a realistic chance that they may see your cat or kitten as a meal. However, cats can also pose a threat to snakes so make sure the snake’s enclosure has a lock and the cat doesn’t enter.
If you are planning on homing both a cat and snake, it’s advisable to keep them apart to avoid any troubles. Should the cat eat the snake or the snake eat the cat, there may be a risk of salmonella! It’s best to visit the vet for advice on what to do next.