"Cute," everyone loves this adjective, I guess you too. That's because it embeds a positive connotation. So how is the word related to legless serpents? Sure, the last thing that would probably come into anyone's mind when the adjective is pronounced is a snake. With snakes carrying a bad reputation tag (and some snakes are deadly), it is almost unthinkable that snakes can be cute. But what animal is cuter than a baby snake? I mean some baby snakes. Believe it or not, some snakes are cuter than most animals you think are the cutest.
In the top 10 list of the cutest baby snakes is the Hognose snake, Albino Corn snake, Anerythristic Corn snake, Palmetto Corn snake, Banana Ball Python, Bumblebee Ball Python, and Ringneck snake. Others making the cut include the Smooth Green snake, Rosy Boa and Common Garter snake.
Now it is time to stop scratching the surface and dig deeper instead, to help you better understand these adorable creatures. But before that, here is reminder, a quick one: snakes can pause danger to your life, and some of them can be a real threat right from the day they hatch. As such, you would be better off admiring them from a distance, unless you're 100% sure that touching them is safe. That aside, let's scroll down to learn more about the cutest baby snakes in the world. Don't forget that most descriptions here also apply to mature snakes of the same kind.
Baby Hognose Snake
If we were to arrange the list of the most beautiful baby snakes in the world, a baby hognose snake would have all the hallmarks to vie for the number one spot. But we're not talking about an ordered list in this post. So, let's reserve that for another day.
Cute noodles; perhaps the cutest noodles, so to speak. Whether western or eastern, hognose snakes are naturally cute. If you come across a baby snake with an upturned snout, then it is probably a hognose snake. That snout is what gives it a burrowing ability. But there is more to that snout: it gives the snake its cute appearance.
Another feature that makes baby hognose snakes an adorable nature is their color combination. Most hognose snakes feature alternating bands of black, tan, and brown colors. Yes, "cute" is about colors, and this is a fantastic combination in every sense of that word. But you can also come across an orange-colored baby hognose snake, with eye-catching, large orange eyes. The colors vary depending on such factors as the region where the snake comes from and the subspecies.
What is that flat head for? Well, a hognose snake has a typical flat head, whether a baby snake or an adult one. This shape of the head is perfect for fitting a hat. That makes these little creatures even cuter. So, if you thought that a snake can't wear a hat, then the truth about hognose snakes says otherwise. Just be sure to find a perfect size for your baby snake.
Baby Albino Corn Snake
What could be cuter than the albino corn snake? Perhaps its baby version. The fact that it is an albino snake alone says it all as far as cuteness is concerned. And while any albino corn snake can strike anyone with its look, a baby albino corn snake does that on a whole new level. One stunner about this little reptile is its white/orange or white/red color combination; it gives the snake a sleek look, I say so. Some have alternating cream bands, which make them even more charming. Add to that a corn kernel-patterned stomach and you have a super cute snake that can make for a great companion.
The absence of melanin (the dark pigment) means there is nothing like black eyes. So, expect a baby albino corn snake to have eye-catching fiery red or dark red eyes, depending on the individual baby. With the eyes shining like rubies, very few snakes beat albino corn snakes when it comes to looks.
If you're looking for a baby pet snake, the baby albino corn snake fits the bill to a tee. For one, the snake has a calm personality, and its life expectancy is more than reasonable. And, caring for this baby snake is no difficult task. What a pet!
Baby Anerythristic Corn Snake
This one shares similarities with the albino corn snake in that they are both corn snakes. In a departure from its albino cousin, however, a baby anerythristic corn snake has melanin under its skin. So, you can expect dark colors.
Thanks to their calm nature, anerythristic corn snakes are especially popular in the United Kingdom. Keeping and handling them is also very easy. But on top of that, they have inherent cuteness, especially the babies. For instance, most baby anerythristic corn snakes have a lovely color pattern, which is usually a combination of spots and patches. Most of them have a combination of at least two of these colors: black, white, brown, blue, and grey. But don't expect orange, red, or yellow since its inherited mutation doesn't come with those pigments.
The presence of the dark pigment means that these baby snakes have dark-colored eyes. But it's the size of the eyes which makes them more lovable; they are large and conspicuous.
Baby Palmetto Corn Snake
This is easily the most unique baby snake in the 10 snakes discussed in this post. That's because the snake is a product of two recessive leucistic traits bred together. A baby palmetto corn snake has a dominant white color, accented with spots of either orange, yellow, or red, featuring in a random pattern. Typically, the snake has attractive light gray eyes, as if to add to its already beautiful nature.
A thing about palmetto corn snakes is that they are very rare to find. In fact, it was until 2008 that the very first wild palmetto was discovered in South Carolina. Snake enthusiasts have not been successful in subsequent discoveries, however, as only one discovery has been nailed since the first one. It is due to the snake's rarity that it is so expensive. The person who bred the first batch from the maiden discovery was able to sell one at $4,000. That's a colossal sum; you may want to purchase a motorbike.
Today, you could get a baby palmetto corn snake for $1,500 or thereabouts. That's not so bad for a morph which is so rare to find. Do they make good pets? Sure, as no major concerns have been reported by the keepers. Their care isn't very involving, and they have a great personality.
Baby Banana Ball Python
There comes a stunning ball python morph in the name of the banana ball python. First of all, this baby snake boasts a striking tan or brown base, accentuated with spots in banana yellow. And while the colors may vary depending on the banana ball python variety, the tan base with yellow blotches seems to run across most of these morphs. That's what makes these snakes look like a ripe banana. Plus, they have dark eyes, which are undeniably beautiful.
But how popular are banana ball pythons? Well, they are not very popular despite their cool looks. That's because there are more than 1000 variations of ball python. This gives pet keepers endless options to choose from, given that most ball pythons have fantastic color patterns, which make them cute. In fact, some of them are very light-colored; you may think they are albino snakes.
Bumblebee Ball Python
This is perhaps the most popular of all the ball python morphs, and one may wonder how it manages to stand out from the crowd of 1000-plus morphs? Have you heard about the spider ball python and the hype around it? How come the bumblebee ball python morph is the best-selling morph despite not being hyped as much? I once wondered, and that's why I made it a point to find out. It is because of their natural beauty. Defining this beauty is the snake's stunning color combination, featuring yellow and black. Just try to visualize those colors together? Doesn't the blend look awesome? It is what gives this morph its name.
Are you considering keeping a bumblebee ball python morph? This snake makes for a good pet. Start feeding your baby snake on hopper mice and gradually move to adult mice. As long as you take good care of your baby bumblebee, it will grow to maturity and live with you for many years, and you will always adore its appearance every time you set eyes on it.
Baby Ringneck Snake
How does wearing a necklace make you look like? Admirable, right? Now, a necklace is not part of your flesh, it is a foreign object imposed on your neck. What if it were a natural part of your body? It would look even more admirable; natural beauty, call it. Now, a ringneck snake, as its name suggests, is a snake with a natural ring around its neck. The ring is typically yellow-colored, and it looks like a necklace. This is the standout cuteness-defining feature of a ringneck snake, whether it's a baby or an adult.
But there is more to a baby ringneck snake than just the yellow ring. It is all about the colors. Starting from the stomach, it can be bright yellow, orange, or red, while the back can either be gray, brown, or black, depending on the subspecies. With the adult ringneck snakes generally being the size of a pen in width, you can be sure their babies are tinier creatures. In fact, an adult ringneck snake is the same size as most baby snakes from other species. So, you can figure out how small the adorable baby ringnecks are. This small size is beauty in itself, I guess.
Baby Smooth Green Snake
Thanks to its color, you may also call it grass snake. This snake has unkeeled scales on its body which makes appear smooth and sleek. Its baby is even smoother and sleeker, considering the fact that there are not many snakes with unkeeled scales. Now, while the mature smooth green snake is solid green, the baby is typically olive-green. With aging, however, the color slowly changes to solid green. Baby smooth green snakes have a small head, and they are also tiny in nature. Their smallness allows them to easily curl in your palm. Their pale green eyes and yellow-white belly complement their beautiful appearance.
Baby Rosy Boa
There are only two known species of boa snakes in the US, and Rosy boa is one of them. Rosy boas are known so because of their rosy-pink color, which is responsible for their all-round lovable cuteness. Adding to the charming beauty of a baby Rosy boa is the snake's dark eyes and a pale head. Rosy boas also have three serrated stripes that run from the head to tail. One of each body side and one on its back. The color of these stripes differ among subspecies of baby Rosy boas.
Baby Common Garter Snake
This is perhaps the best companion as far as snake keeping is concerned. For one, it is non-venomous, and even if it bites you, there is nothing serious other than mild pain. If you have a common garter snake in your home, rodents will have a hard time. They will either flee your garden or get eaten up by these snakes. But garter snakes offer more than just being good pets. They have adorable three colored stripes running their entire body length, although some garter snake subspecies don't have stripes. The stripes also vary in color according to individual snake, and may be white, blue, brown, green, or yellow. Common garter snakes also have large and prominent eyes with round pupils. Note that these characteristics are found in both baby and fully-grown common garter snakes.
There you have it, a list of top 10 cutest snakes in the world. Although creating the list from at least 3000 snake species is no easy task and requires time and energy, we strongly believe that our endeavor was a success. So, whether you're ophidiophobic (fear snakes) or not, these 10 snakes will wow you with their cuteness, and Snakeplace has proved just that.