Hi. I really want to get a snake. I have never owned a snake before (or any reptile for that matter) but snakes have always fascinated me and I want to get a new pet. I have narrowed it down to two contenders: corn snakes and ball pythons. I want to get a ball python eventually (seriously they are adorable and breeding looks fascinating) but I want to know which snake to get first. So here is what I know so far: Corn snakes are supposedly easier to care for and are hardier. They are cheaper. They are squirmier then bps and are really really tiny and fragile when they are babies. And fast. I am afraid that I'll drop it and never see it again. They look like they are more high strung and more inclined to bite then bps. I don't know it could just be stupid people on youtube. Ball pythons are more chill. I would really like a snake that is happy to hang out on my arm while I blog or game. BPs are more expensive. They get bigger. Chunkier? They will go months without eating which seems really stressful from a pet parent perspective. And what do you do with the mouse or rat it doesn't eat? Can you save it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I think a snake would make an amazing pet. I'm just not sure what snake to get. Cheers!