Smallest Pet Snakes – Snakes That Can Be Owned As Pets

African Thread Snake (Leptotyphlops carlae) Measuring just 3.9 inches, the African Thread Snake is the tiniest snake species globally, making it an intriguing choice for snake enthusiasts.

. Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) With an average size of 2 feet, the Rosy Boa is a small, docile snake, perfect for novice reptile keepers seeking a compact companion.

Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus) Known for its upturned snout, this snake grows up to 3 feet and is prized for its charming antics and manageable size.

Kenyan Sand Boa (Eryx colubrinus) The Kenyan Sand Boa, at around 2 feet, is an undemanding snake that thrives in arid environments, making it easy to care for.

Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus) A slender serpent around 16 inches in length, the Western Ribbon Snake is an agile and visually appealing pet option.

Brazilian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria) Despite reaching up to 5 feet, their slender build makes these boas manageable for experienced snake keepers seeking a colorful companion.

Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) Growing to roughly 2.5 feet, Children's Pythons are a dwarf python species with a mild temperament, making them suitable for beginners.

Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) At 2 to 3 feet in length, Garter Snakes are among the most common pet snakes, known for their friendly demeanor.