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dot - 2012-04-30
i have a three year old ball python. I fear he has mouth rot. Can anyone help me with a cure to this. He is one of our kids and we don't want to lose him. please help us.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-01
    Mouth rot is normally secondary to another condition. A vet visit is really best. Antibiotics will most likely need to be injected. Mouth rinse will help ease it as well. I would leave most of it up to a vet.
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marcus zambito - 2012-03-28
i am an 12 year old and would reccomend this type of snake to advanced begginners like myself, they are acuallty really easy. I even breed them!

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tachi - 2011-03-13
I just bought a Albino Corn snake yesterday. His really only just a baby. He eats a just born baby mouse (Pinkies) once a week. When I feed can I play with him right after?

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  • Desirae - 2011-04-13
    It would not be good to play with your snake right after he eats. He can get nervous and either throw the mouse up or he could bite you. I got a corn snake about a month ago and I suggest waiting three or four days before holding him once you feed him. I hope this helped with your question.
  • Taylor - 2011-06-11
    I have had my corn snake for over a year and your not supposed to hold your snake after feeding for 24 hours. It will make your snake throw up the mouse and your snake nervous to eat again afterward.
  • anonomys - 2011-10-22
    No you should not it might upchuck the food or something bad like that you should wait at least a day or two.
  • Mikayla - 2012-01-03
    Well,maybe about 3-5 hours. Just remember,they will throw up if too active. Hope this helps ;)
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-28
    I have an albino corn snake born 8/2011. I bought him in early February of this year, the pet store told me to feed him 1 pinky every 2 weeks, I feed him 2 every 5 or 6 days, he eats the 1st in 15-20 but when I put the 2nd in he attacks and has it digested in under 5. He also also eaten 2 of the next size up from Pinkys, but seemed to struggle so I thought 2 pinkys would be better. Will he grow much larger if I feed him this frequently? Or just get to his max length faster? Or neither? Is feeding him 2 pinkies/5-6 days average?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-28
    Really depends on the snake. Either way make sure you wash the scent of the mouse off your hands before handling. I would wait a few hours to a day if it is use to you holding it.
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Dee - 2012-01-12
I put my 5 ft albino rat snake who is all white in the tub to take off his shed and his skin stayed red when he ultimately died 3 days later. What does that mean. I have 4 more snakes usually soak them in water and help pull their shed off. Did I do it too early or something wrong?

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    John - 2010-07-19
    I have three Sonorian Gopher snakes. Two males and one female, but my one male is not very friendly at all and will hiss and strike almost everytime I open his enclosure.

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    happy - 2008-12-12
    My family owns a beautiful RTB, we call him McSnakerson. We love him dearly. He has to be the easiet pet to have. However, when it comes to feeding time he can be very agressive. We feed him in a separate feeding area other than his home. We do this to pevent the possibility of him striking. Funny thing though, one time I moved him into his feeding box and he knew it so I began to get ready to put the rat in. McSnakerson kept striking the cage and as I tried to walk to another side to drop in the rat he had his eye on me and just kept following me. Needless to say I had to get someone else in the room to distract him so I could drop in the rat. McSnakerson is the perfect eater though, always ready and quick to it. He is my first reptile pet and my love for snakes has grown cuz of it. We now own a Ball Python as well. He on the other hand, is another story, but loveable just the same.

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    • Ernest Williams - 2011-09-23
      You should always use tongs to feed your snake. You should never hand feed your snake, your scent will mix with the feeder rat. I wait until he is in cool hide. I have have half top open,so he can see just the rat. I shake the cage a little, to get his attention. Then I slowly lower the rat to about 2 inches above the hide. He usually take it within a couple minutes. You should should also clean your feeding box with a pet safe cleaner like Zoo Med Wipe Out 1 Disinfectant. That will get rid of the rats smell.
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    Jessa - 2009-05-21
    I just recently got a albino snow corn snake. I named her Roxy. I fell in love with her the first time I seen her. shes a creamy pink colour with ruby red eyes. I was sorta afraid to pick her up at first (not because I'm afraid; I've had a snake before) but because she's a baby & so tiny still. It'll be my first time feeding her tomarrow I'm kinda excited & nervous lol. She's such a gentle snake & all my friends love her. :) I hope someone who's interested in getting one see's this & realizes how beautiful they really are <3

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    Tom Collins - 2010-07-08
    Sonaran Gopher snakes is definitely a good pet, the only time mine gets cranky, well all my snakes tend to is when its feasting time, or shedding time, but hey, I'd be pissy too if someone bugged me when I was trying to get rid of my skin! Definitely a great starter pet, and just make sure you do have a cage lock cause they are definitely the smartest pet I have had and gets out all the time. Unlike my Moniter that gets stuck under my fridge every freaking day in the same spot.

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    Brandy - 2011-01-10
    We have an albino corn snake that was a Christmas Present for our then 10 years old. We have had her for a little over a year now. Her name is Zero. Everyone that finds out we have her are always asking what we were thinking and honestly at first I didn't think that I would like or have much to do w/ her. But, over the last year I have grown to love her as much as our other pets. She is very much a part of our family. She has a personality of her own, would never dare to bite one of us (altought I'm sure if she didn't feel safe she would for protection). She is beautiful, white w/ the pinkish spots and of course her red eyes are so amazing. She has gown quite a bit since we first got her. Honestly, I would much rather get another corn snake then a cat, dog, bird, or any other kind of pet. With the proper care they do not stink, or make a mess. They are easy to feed and care for. They make a really wonderful pet for our sons and our family. We hope she will be in our family for many, many years to come.

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    • Random person - 2011-10-22
      Really! My snake kind of smells....is that bad her cage can get messy from poo...are those bad!?
    • Mikayla - 2012-01-13
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      Yes that's bad! They could crawl over it and then get so used to it that if you do clean it, they'll probably strike you( Which isn't a big deal really) and get really mad at you. Just letting you know.
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    Anonymous - 2012-03-07
    Those spikes two or so inches from the tail are not a penis they are just spurs. They are remnants of what used to be legs a long time ago. In fact some only have one and some have none but it doesn't mean its a boy or girl. The vet is best to find that out. I've heard tho that some female bp have much larger bulkier heads than males but I dont know how true that is. The problem is the best way and surest way to tell but doing this yourself could be harmful to your snakey so take him or her in.

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