Hi! Just a bit of background:I will be very honest and admit that I haven't kept any major pets apart from shrimps and tropical fish. Recently, I've been seriously considering looking after a pet that will need a bit more commitment, one I can interact with and that will live a longer life span. I don't think my apartment would be big enough for a cat or dog, nor do I think I can handle the 24/7 attention/presence of either, so I have been looking at snakes and lizards because they seem pretty chill. At the moment I'm just trying to get as much information as I can to make sure that this is a good idea before finally deciding on committing. Ideally I want to make sure I have the means to look after one for the duration of its life :') The one that I would be most interested in would be a Western hognose. Their personalities seem pretty good, they've been recommended a lot as beginner snake, a good size - I have enough space in the apartment to set a up comfortable tank for one. Just a few questions: What is the average costs of keeping a snake? Can pinkies be found easily? Should I take them to see a vet after getting one? Assuming that I have already set up a tank/vivarium, do I need to acclimate them to their new home? If so how do I do that? What's your cleaning routine for your snake's tank? Anything else I should be aware of ? Thank you for your time!