Its Far from time consuming unless you have many. Depending on species you want is want makes it or breaks it.
I keep pythons only and few african house snakes. All babies fed ever 3 days adults every 5-7 days. They get their own room set at 82F with a hot spot of 90F.
They are solitary animals that dont need to he interacted with all the time. Once a week is plenty for handling snakes.
When ever getting a snake, do the search first and have their caging setup 1 week before getting them, so you have the temps and humidity set up right. Nothing like getting a new snake and still tweaking its home to the possibility of getting it sick of burning it.
I have a care sheet on my site for ball pythons, which can be used for most pythons but not all.
Richs Ball Pythons
I also recommend never buying from pet stores. You almost always end up with a problem snake that wont eat, or has health issues. Best to contact a breeder in Canada and order it from them Via Money order or Paypal. And thye will then ship it to your house Next Day Air usually between 8am-5pm depending on location.
Heres pictures of some of the snakes setups. I use rack systems i built for space saving.
heres a rodent rack i breed to feed the snakes.