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stevo_d - 2012-12-10
I just purchased a vivexotic vx36 vivarium as an up grade for my royal and the warm side is 90f but the cool side is 70f any tips on how to get it up to 80f. i use a heat mat on the warm side with a red 100w bulb. I live in scotland so its always cold. Had him in a exo terra 24x18x18 tank before and had no problem with temperatures

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  • Drew - 2013-02-08
    You could look into getting a hood lamp that covers the cool side and puts off litle heat.
  • Robsnake - 2013-10-07
    A heat lamp would be best that's what I use. A good reptile shop should be able to advise. Further you would also need a basket to stop your snake burning itself.
  • stevo_d - 2013-11-10
    Problem solved I moved the heat lamp (with a guard) over a few inches and temperatures are now 88f to 95f on warm side and 81f to 85f on cool side. I also got a ceramic heat bulb which is awesome for life length and keeps temperatures up at night when daylight is not on. Thanks for advice guys, also must say wooden vivariums are 10 times better for holding humidity than glass tanks thor (snakes name) loves it.
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jeremiah salahub - 2013-10-30
can anyone help me identify my snake....

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-01
    We may be able to help you Jeremiah, but will need good pictures. Register through Facebook and then you can upload your pictures for us to look at.
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Aubrey - 2010-07-01
Hi, I REALLY want a corn snake, but I can't seem to get over a tiny fear. I am afraid that it will bite me... would it? I mean, my brother has one, and it seems so nice. But I'm afraid that if I get one, it will be mean and bite me. Has anyone ever had this fear? Will a corn snake bite me, and if it does, will it hurt?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-17
    Corn snakes are considered to be one of the most docile snakes you can own, it all depends on how you raise them though. I have owned 2 for 3 years and never been bitten. A key thing to remember though is to feed them in a different tank that what you normally keep them in, this is so they don't associate their tank with food.
  • JC - 2011-02-08
    No reason to be scared. I've only been bitten three times and that wuz when it was a hatchling and I wuz actually the one who provoked it....
  • cress - 2013-09-08
    24 yrs of cornsnake care under my belt. Never have they eaten each other. always had multiples in the same cage. even sometimes had a very small one with a large one! I very often feed them in the cage they are in unless housed with another, then i will take one out. you do not have to do anything special for them to mate. if there is a male and a female in the same cage, when they are old enough you will get eggs! ( just incubated and hatched 12 very healthy baby corns) T
  • Niki - 2013-10-21
    I have an adult that I got when he was 3 years old. Never bit me. I just got a baby born this July who hasn't yet but his sister bit me. Seriously that small didn't feel even as bad as a mosquito bite. No one likes to get bit by anything but really not that bad and cornsnakes tame very easy. That's why they are the perfect beginner snake :)
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Anonymous - 2013-10-08
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kim - 2013-10-01
My ball python is named Monty, I've had him almost two years and he was 4 months old when I got him. He's grown quite a bit and I have him in a 25 gallon tank and will be upgrading soon. But my question is he has been very active lately, way more than usual and he has been laying around different spots in his tank other than under his tree trunk. Should I be worried that something is wrong with him he seems fine just very active off and on all day and night?

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Jillian - 2012-04-15
Angel is my Snow Albino Corn snake which I acquired as a 10 inch baby in February of 2006. At approximately 54 inches long and a circumference of about 5 1/2 inches, after the cloaca the circumference drops to about 2 inches. This has been like this for about 4 years. Just recently I noticed brown spots on the underside for approximately 6 inches from the cloaca up towards the head. She (I don't know the actual sex) has not eaten for 6 weeks, rejecting 5 different frozen mice. She is very active and has a new 'playmate' in our cat. He loves to sit atop her aquarium and watch her and she loves to reach to the top and they sniff each other through the screen. Is it possible she wants to eat the cat? Are any of these things related??? Thanks for any help you can lend :)

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    I have had boas that have almost seemed to make friends with the feeder I have put in. Biggest issue is that the cat can easily hurt the snake. Sounds like a curiousity thing over a food thing. Still wouldn't chance hurting eother.
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-01
    My corn snake rejected frozen pinkies for almost a month. Today I fed it a live pinkie for the first time. It pounced on it after 30 seconds of examining it.
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-20
    Look I am a beginner and does it have teeth is it venimous?
  • Michael geller - 2013-09-09
    I have 2 cats and a creamsicle corn snake myself. First off I strongly discourage letting your cat sit on top of the snakes tank. A few reasons why I think that is because the lid can simply break due to the cats weight, leading to the snake getting hurt, getting out or being crushed. My cat loves to sit in front of the snakes tank and watch him and gently paw the screen. My snake doesn't mind it that much but it sounds like yours has been rejecting food for a long time. Put a lock on the door, let the snake be cat free for a week or a few days and try feeding him then. Hope that helps, best of luck :)
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andrea - 2013-09-04
Alright I have had my ball python for about 6 months now, she has shed 5 of those months. She is a pretty good size for her age, her name is Wormy. I found out she was a little female. I also just recently got a baby red tail boa, I must say I like the ball python better but the rosie will grow on me I guess.

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snakeman Nick - 2013-08-23
Hate to burst your bubble, but this 'Colombian 'Red Tail' Boa' pictured is in fact a Bolivian Amarilli boa constrictor, you can tell by the vary small 2-3 red colored saddles at base of tale as well as the faint and vary thin saddle markings on back. They are much nastier to handle than the Colombian Boas.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-08-27
    Not to worry, our bubble is not at all burst! We love to get comments like this that help to make Animal-World a better site. Sooo... we swapped out the main picture to a true Columbia Boa, and moved this handsome Bolivian Amarilli Boa further down the page (and labeled it correctly!). Thanks so much for your sharp eye and assistance.
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kb - 2008-06-26
My rtb, Forbes, is the best snake ever. He will be 3 in July and has never even attempted to bite. I have even needed to clean bedding out of his mouth with no problems from him, and he doesn't mind dogs sniffing at him when he crawls on the floor. He will lay on me for as long as I will rub him - but I can definitely see a difference in his interaction with me as opposed to anyone else.
My boy is very spoiled and he loves it. I take him out of the cage nearly every single day, and he goes swimming and takes drives with me in the summer. I will be sad when he is just too big for me to handle alone. We are in the process of having a floor to ceiling enclosure built for him.
A lot of people ask how big will he get or how long will he live, and when I tell them, the reaction is usually 'what are you going to do with him then?' I'm going to keep him, of course! These reptiles are a true commitment and should not be a short term novelty to 'show-off'. Before purchasing one, be prepared to handle them regulary for many, many years - intentions otherwise are just not fair to them.

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  • Ernest Williams - 2011-09-23
    You should never let an RTB on your floors,unless you have just cleaned the floors with a pet safe cleaner. You should also not ware shoes that have worn outside,while you are in your house. You should never let animals near your RTB. You should take a shower before handling your RTB. Captive bred RTB have a poor immune system. It's very common for a young Boa to die from parasites just because the owner was reckless and careless enough to not take all precautions before feeding or handling there snake.
  • Victoria - 2013-08-02
    You can clearly tell that you care for your big boy, and glad to hear you'll give him a great LONG HEALTHY LIFE.
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Kelly Gratton - 2008-11-22
I have recently purchased my very first snake, EVER, and I have chosen a snow corn snake, and I must say HE'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL I have ever seen. We have named him BOB as we wanted a name that no-one would forget, and so far, no-one has hahaha. At first I was very frightened about handling him thinking he was going to bite me at every opportunity, but he has never given me a reason to be scared of him, and I can feel a bond with him already (does that sound weird). I no longer feel scared of him and I am handling him now as often as I can... apart from when he's ready for feeding! I hope me and BOB have a long and happy relationship, and I can definitely say I would love to have another, but for now I'm happy.

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  • michelle - 2012-10-02
    Our baby snow corn has escaped. Do you think my dogs would have ate it. Because I can't find it anywhere
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-02
    My guess is that it is probably in the house somplace under or behind something. These guys get out and they can find the best hideaways imaginable.  Good luck with the search.  WOW  not fun.
  • mary-jane - 2013-07-20
    Just remember that these sort of snakes are not very nice. If they had got out and need to go back to there tanks I also have a corn snack and she gets out almost all the time.
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