All about snake dreams meanings & symbolism

Dream of having a pet snake

What does it mean to dream of having a pet snake?

Dreaming that you have a pet snake not only reveals your ability to remain calm and confident in very rough situations in real life, but also that you have good judgment and wisdom when making difficult decisions.

This dream would express your control or dominance over instincts, forces, or inner impulses that very few people can exercise.

Having a cobra or a viper as a pet means that you are acquiring influence or authority over hostile or toxic people. It would also suggest that you are overcoming obstacles or possible betrayals.

Consider also the option that this dream could be showing that you are pretty convinced that a delicate situation in front of you is not as dangerous as it seems, perhaps what look like as a risky situation -in real life- is not as severe as it seems.

Among young female dreamers it is common to have dreams of friendly snakes that they consider as affectionate pets. That’s right, this kind of dream would reveal the existence of a relationship with someone of the opposite sex to whom the dreamer would be attracted; this male being represented in the image of the serpent.

I have noticed it is common among young female dreamers to dream about friendly snakes that they consider as affectionate pets.

For some young female dreamers, the snake may be representing the attraction they feel for a man they don’t know well, especially his real intentions towards them.

Indeed, according to this point of view, the dreamer would be attracted by the possibility of controlling, moderating or transforming the challenging masculinity of such a man.

If the pet snake appears near your bedroom or bed, the dream can have an intense sexual connotation.

Dreaming of a snakes does nothing to you

If in your dream you see a snake that does not bite you and does not threaten you, but despite that you are quite scared, then this indicates that a current situation in real life may be getting complicated or convoluted at any time.

As a basis for this interpretation I share the following dream a readers wrote to me:

“I dreamed that a yellow snake entered my house through a corner of the roof, stayed where I saw it and did not attack me, but I was afraid, very afraid”

Heres is another meaning:

Dreaming of snakes doing nothing means provocations you should ignore
A viper, cobra or anaconda that does not attack or bite represents uncomfortable people, scenarios or circumstances in your real life, which -in addition- provoke in you negative or explosive reactions.

Pay attention to this interpretation if in the dream you know very well that the snake will not attack you as long as you remain still or at a certain distance from it.

Dreaming that snake attacks my pet dog

The dog is the most common pet, and in the dream world it symbolizes loyalty, fidelity, and would also embody a friendship. If the snake attacks your dog it can express that the trust you have in a person (or the trust they have in you) is severely affected.

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I have an entire article about this topic in dream meaning of snake biting my pet.

Frequent Asked Questions about Snake Dreams


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Javier Fuertes

Dream Researcher. I have been helping people to understand their dreams since 2018. Love reading all kind of authoritative material about dreams analysis, like Freud, Jung and their followers; however, I learned more about dreams by helping my blog readers with the interpretation of their own dreams. Got a degree in Digital Marketing by Baruch College, New York. I recently published an article in Leigh University and Brown University.