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Snake Insurance

To fulfil your obligations as a responsible pet owner in Australia, you must invest in good pet insurance and provide the care your pet snake requires.

Why Should I Have Exotic Snake Insurance?

We are fortunate in Australia to have a wide range of fantastic exotic pet insurance plans and coverage.

It can be very upsetting if your pet snake requires medical attention. You may not have the money to finance urgent medical treatment if an accident or illness suddenly arises. However, if you get the best exotic pet insurance policy for your snake, you will have the much-needed peace of mind that your pet’s well-being is financially covered. Your pet snake deserves the best exotic pet insurance and health care from a reputable provider.

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About Snakes

Some Australians are fascinated by reptiles, particularly snakes. What makes keeping a snake so appealing to Australia’s 364,000 reptile owners? Suborder Serpentes are limbless, flexible carnivores with a highly developed sense of smell and taste. They are commonly misunderstood and can provide companionship as well as stress alleviation for their owners. They do not require as much movement, interaction, or attention as other pets. Reptile owners who are fortunate enough to own a snake must have a license to keep a snake as a pet, and the snake must be native to Australia and of a specified species.

Snakes are shy animals that will only attack or strike if provoked or to protect their life. There are around 3,000 different snake species worldwide, with 700 of them being venomous. Non-venomous snakes, such as pythons, are popular pet snakes; there are more than 40 species of pythons globally, with 15 species known to live in Australia.

Carpet, Children’s, and Stimson pythons are the most popular native pet snakes in Australia.

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Facts and Characteristics of Snakes

The following are the most notable Snake facts and characteristics.

• Snakes do not have eyelids or external ears.
• They have only one functional lung.
• They don’t blink and sleep with their eyes wide open, but have a thin membrane to protect each eye, called a ‘brille’.
• Snakes do have bones, hundreds of them – many more than humans.
• Snakes sleep up to 16 hours a day, even more in winter.
• Snakes aren’t known to have feelings. They exhibit conventional reflexes or emotions such as fear and aggression, but they have also been recorded to express joy when petted or provided with food.
• These reptiles are cold-blooded (ectothermic) and rely on external factors to help regulate their body temperature.

If you want to keep a snake as a pet, contact your local Wildlife services or your local department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning council to find out how to get a license. Do your research and buy your snake from a reliable source and breeder.

You’ll need proper housing, temperature control, and knowledge of how to feed and handle them, as well as understanding of health issues and medical care. Reptiles are low-maintenance pets, however keeping a reptile or pet snake can be expensive, with significant veterinary costs.

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Types of Exotic Pet Insurance for Snakes

There are different types of Exotic Pet Insurance available in Australia for pet owners. Here are some of the insurance policies you can consider:

Premier Coverage

A popular choice for pet owners. For those who desire the best coverage for their Pet Snake, these plans provide the highest level of comprehensive coverage currently offered.
These policies are ideal for snake owners looking for maximum financial coverage provided for eligible veterinary bills for treatment of injury, accidents or illness.

The Premier Exotic Pet plan also includes cover for Public Liability, eligible referred specialist vet visits and diagnostic examinations. You also have the option of choosing to pay a normal or higher excess to bring your premiums downs.

Plus Coverage

The Plus Plan is another popular option for pet owners because it is more affordable while still offering high-quality protection for your snake.
Petcover’s Plus Plan, like the Premier Plan, includes Public Liability as well as advertising and a reward for a lost pet.

If the unthinkable happened and your pet was involved in an accident or other similar situation, the policy plan offers financial coverage for eligible veterinary, referred hospital or specialist expenses and diagnostic examinations.

Value Coverage
The Value cover acts as a safety net if the unexpected was to occur or an emergency arises.
Under our Value plan, it offers the same level of protection as the above-mentioned plans but offers a lower claimable amount.

Pet parents with older reptiles are more likely to spend more money on treatment and do so more frequently, but the maximum benefit coverage can help cover these costs quickly.

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Get Award-Winning Exotic Pet Insurance with Petcover Group

Getting Exotic Pet insurance for your Snake, is a great way to get financial coverage for your pet. It can allow pet owners to provide the best care to their pets and ensure their well-being in the long run. However, selecting the right professional for insurance cover is essential.
Therefore, we suggest reaching out to our professionals at Petcover Group, and we will help you choose the best plan and cover for your pet.

Reach out to us today!

*Terms and Conditions apply. Reptiles must be aged between 8 weeks to 15 years. Cover subject to eligibility criteria, excludes pre-existing conditions, excesses and waiting periods apply. Please consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) available on our website, before deciding to purchase the product. Issued by HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia (AFSL No. 458776).