Snakes do carry a reputation for being mysterious and dangerous wild reptiles. However, today one finds a steady rise in the number of people who enjoy keeping a snake as a pet. After all, having snakes as a pet is a completely unique experience as they make fascinating companions for their owners. Moreover, they require minimum attention and remain quiet all day and night, unlike other pets.

While not all snakes can be domesticated, some species are perfectly safe and legal to keep as a pet. Thus, if you plan to keep snakes as pets, learn about different pet snake breeds, their health requirements, and how to create a safe environment. Snakes are the most defenseless and vulnerable when they are eating food.

 As a pet owner, you should be more concerned about your pet’s feeding habits and health. More importantly, understand their feeding habits and maintain a snake feeding chart template to know if you are feeding them properly.

One comes across a wide range of snake feeding charts online that are free to download. It is a good idea to download those templates, print them and use them accordingly.

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Why download snake feeding charts

Many pet owners wonder if they should browse snake feeding chart templates online or create their own. Well, a lot relies on your precise needs and what you are looking for. The feeding charts for snakes that are easily available online are pre-designed, keeping in mind the needs of the pet owners. They are well labeled and carry all the headings and sections that one is looking for.

Here is a good example of a feeding chart for your pet snake. As you can see, it is bright, colorful, and can help store the data you are looking for.

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The charts help you keep track of the date and time of the feed, the weight, the visit to the vet, feed history, molt history, and so on. You can follow a regular feeding schedule for your pet and can even follow a different chart for different species of snakes, based on their species. Some snakes eat twice a week, while others may eat once every week. During the mating season, the feeding frequency of the snakes can rise.

 Given below is another good example.

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Before you go ahead and start browsing for the snake feeding chart template, you should know what to look for in the chart. Pick a chart that helps gather the information and data you think is essential for your pet’s health and maintain a proper feeding schedule. The quantity of feed and the frequency will rely on the species. 

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 When you start looking for a snake feeding chart online, you will come across a vast range and variety. These charts would be of different sizes, with different titles and headings. Not all of them will provide what you are looking for. So, how does one select the right chart for snake feeding?

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To begin with, you should look at some essential features to judge if the feeding chart is of good quality and content.

Features of a good quality snake feeding chart 

Snake feeding charts should cover all the essential aspects related to the feeding schedule of your pet snake. Nevertheless, some characteristics differentiate a good feeding chart from the not-so-good ones.

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As the purpose of the feeding chart is to communicate quantitative content visually, the data representation and visualization can be done in different ways. Hence, you will find simple charts with fewer sections and colors to very complicated ones.

 Those essential features to focus on including the content, font size, color, graphics, and clarity.

The content Study the content of the feeding chart and access if it carries all the headings that are needed. At times, the chart’s content needs to be specifically based on the snake species. The heading should cover the dates, times, temperature, and a section for any additional comments. Sometimes, many pet owners require to visit the vet and any supplements added to the diet. Thus, the content and layout of the chart should be simple, easy to follow and provide information quickly.

Here’s an example of a simpler feeding chart.

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The color – As colors hold great significance in creating effective charts, the color and layout should be appealing and attractive. The right choice of colors will enhance the data visualization. The color pallets can be diverging, sequential, or qualitative. A qualitative palette uses distinct color sections to differentiate different data, while the sequential palette employs lighter and darker colors with definite values. The diverging color palette is a mix of two sequential palettes assigned on either side of a central value.

 Check out the use of subtle color in the following chart.

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The font – Reading a snake chart means going through lots of numbers and making sense of the data. Hence, it is of utmost importance that you are able to read the data efficiently and correctly. The legibility of the feeding chart relies on the font type and size, and good visualizations rely on using the right size and type of font in the feeding chart. Thus, the chart should carry highly readable fonts with the right width, height, and effective colors.

 If you see the following example, it carries good legibility because of the font type and size.

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The captions and titles– The captions and titles should convey the information and data straightaway. Thus, every caption and heading used in the feeding chart should be precise and ensure that only the right message gets across. Thus, one should be careful about the captions, heading, and titles used in the feeding chart. Some examples include food type, temperature, time, and more.

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Apart from the feeding time, the following chart contains data related to shedding date and cleaning the tank.

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The clarity – The clarity of the feeding chart depends on the design and layout. It would be easy to read it and comprehend the information if there is simplicity, intelligibility, and obviousness in the chart. Too many sections, poor graphics, differently sized fonts will make the chart difficult to read. Hence make sure that the chart is easy to follow and is simple to comprehend.

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The use of graphics – The use of pictures can either enhance or lower the data visualization of the feeding chart for snakes. Thus, if there are any graphics used in the chart, they should be visually appealing and enhance the usefulness of the data. Avoid using a chart with too many graphics, as it will only intimidate your experience.

The following chart is attractive but straightforward because of the use of an appropriate graphic.

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Look for the right characteristics and features in the feeding chart based on your pet snake’s age, size, and activity level. You can customize the chart according to your needs and remove or add some sections.

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Benefits of following a snake feeding chart

 When you follow a snake feeding chart, you feel a lot more confident about the health and diet of your pet. You know when your pet is hungry and will get an idea if you are overfeeding it. Animal health experts and vets strongly suggest a scheduled feeding for your pet for its proper nutrition and health. Overfeeding or underfeeding your pet snake can be detrimental to its emotions and physical wellbeing.

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A proper feeding chart and the vet’s guidance can help monitor the diet and weight of your pet snake and keep it healthy. Thus, it is highly recommended that you follow a snake feeding chart. Based on your preferences, you can follow a daily chart or a weekly chart, or an annual chart. The best part is that you can look at the past record to get a good idea of the health and progress of your pet.

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 Follow the vet’s direction and the age, weight, and species of the snake to judge the size of the food and feeding frequency.

Designing your own snake feeding chart

You can always create your own feeding chart instead of downloading the snake feeding chart template. However, do so only if you are very sure about your designing skills and what precisely you want to see in the chart. It takes lots of practice to make the right design that meets your visualization and expectations. You might have to revise and redo the chart several times.

Why not download one of those snake feeding charts that are just perfect for your needs?

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Conclusion

Take advantage of those countless snake feeding chart templates amiable online and download one today, based on your pet species and the requirement. Look for hundreds of free charts and templates that make a stunning visual but also serve your purpose.

Get specific advice regarding the individual feeding requirements of your pet snake from your veterinarian. Monitor the diet and health of your pet snake with complete clarity and confidence. All you need to do is look for good quality feeding charts and download them.