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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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Trevor - 2012-02-02
I've had my RTB (Ka'ne) for about a 1/2 year, never had any problems, and she has been the best. But due to financial problems, i haven't been able to feed her , her normal 2 mice a week, and had to wait a week and a half, i went to grab her and she bit me, i know it is my fault for not feeding her on time, but just want to know if once they bite you, and taste your blood, will they continue to bite you for no reason, or will i be able to play with her like normal after feeding?

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  • mike - 2012-02-21
    Trevor, he only bit you because he probably associated the sound of the cage opening with feeding time and when he saw the movement of your hand he thought is was food. Had he had a chance to smell you before you reached in he would have known food was not present, unless you smell like a mouse ;) and maybe would not have stuck at you. They don't bite for no reason, either food or protection, he won't bite you because he like the taste of your blood. Otherwise, that happens, when you play with fire you get burned, or in this case, when you play with snakes you get bit.
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S Smith - 2007-06-21
Actually, corn snakes will eat other corn snakes, though there are many other reasons for not housing them together. They are solitary animals, and the presence of other corn snakes will stress them out, and may lead to eating problems. If you happen to get a male and a female in the same tank, they will mate and make lots of little snakes that you may not know what to do with. If they mate while they are still fairly small, the female could have egg binding problems and could die. Don't house corn snakes together.

And unlike other reptiles, corn snakes don't need full-spectrum lighting. A little filtered light from the window is all they need.


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  • Francesco - 2010-05-14
    Yes that's perfectly correct I have had my corn snake for about 7 years and he has never required a light of any kind except for the window his tank sits next to, he is a fully grown male and very happy.
  • Mike - 2010-12-17
    Not entirely true, I've had 2 corn snakes for 3 years and they have always been in the same tank. I have a male and a female but if you actually want to breed them, it's kind of a drawn out process that isn't likely going to happen unless you provide the proper conditions. As for the light, that's mostly true, it all depends on where you live. I've Never had issues with my snakes wanting to hurt each other, they were from the same clutch of eggs, so they are very close to each other in size.
  • Call me Jane - 2011-01-28
    I've been told that cannibalism is rare in corn snakes, especially adults. Mine often seek out the company of their cage-mates as they are housed together in a large tank and will cram together in the same hide box rather than use the multiple (and identical) hides provided. They are healthy and eat like piglets so don't think I would say they are particularly stressed. Snakes in the wild often den together and don't seem terribly perturbed by their neighbors. None of my corn-snake owning acquaintances have ever had any trouble with co-habitating corns - aside from the obvious potential for promiscuous breeding so I would think that empiric evidence supports co-habitation.
  • sarah - 2012-02-19
    Mike is right. It is not true for one corn snakes wanting to eat another corn snakes can easly be put in a tank together. I mean if they really wanted to eat each other there would be no baby corn snakes would there and you can't just sit a corn snake by a window they need heat. I mean your house might be 85 degrees but mine is not. Sure a corn snake can survive with out proper heating and yes I agree they don't need heat bulbs but if you really care about your corn snake you sould give it all you can to keep your snake healthy. I mean almost every thing you said was wrong because I have checked every website every book wrote down so many notes and have corn snakes of my own to know your wrong
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Lex Bradley - 2012-02-17
I got my red tail black a while ago when she was a year old and so far she's been fairly good. Growing fast. I was thinking about getting rid of her sometime when she gets really big but then again I might not because I want to work with animals when I get a job and having her would help a lot.

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Mary-Jo - 2010-07-24
I have a 1 year old BP Bailey is her name she was given to me and I love her she is a great addition to our family, she is very friendly as every time we are in the room she tries to climb up the cage to see what we are doing and so on, My question is why does she poop so much? She eats 1 live mouse every 7 days I have had her for 3 weeks and she has already pooped several times I was wondering if this was normal, sometimes the poo is white and other times it is brown and I am not sure if this is what she is supposed to be doing as I am a new owner and want to make sure that I do everything right so that she has a nice and comfy very healthy life. Thanks for all your help,

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  • Paul Jr. - 2010-08-30
    I believe white is atually the snake urine, and the brown is the feces. I wouldn't say it is harmful to the snake because my Ball Python does that 2. I've had her for almost 5 years and she's been as healthy as can be, so I wouldn't say it is harmful.
  • Lindsey - 2010-09-26
    The white "poop" you're seeing is pee, ball pythons somehow adapted to make their pee hard idk how but that's probably what you're seeing.
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jesse - 2011-12-18
I got 2 normal ball pythons a pastel and getting my albino friday!!! They are all adult males.. I'm trying to find a female spider ball no luck yet

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Carrie - 2012-02-06
I just got my first Red Tail Hog Island cross today.She is fat and very alert. We named her Josephine. I have 8 other snakes in the house. But, she is my first large snake. I am very excited to watch her grow. My other half is scared to death of my pets. Any tips of how to get him over it? I wish he shared my love for reptiles.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    Yeah, I wish he shared your love for reptiles too. Some people just don't... strange huh:)
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Rachel - 2009-02-27
We have three: a tricolor female, a tangerine male, and an albino female. They are all only a few months old. The albino was only added last week and she is very bitey around feeding time. We keep all three in a 30 gal and have not had any issues thus far. As a matter of fact they like to den together. We use coconut bedding atop calisand. We also have a little tupperware dish with moistened terrarium grass and they love to hide in it. It was what helped out tri female with her first shed. All of them are albout 20-25" in length and are comfortably eating a pinky and fuzzy or two fuzzies each week (although they are starting to hunt for more). Overall they are great!

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  • Anonymous - 2012-02-02
    you shouldnt keep them together because if one of them goes through a growth spert and gets bigger tan the other two it will eat them
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